O'Dowd '19 a winner for men's squash in NESCAC championship

Colin O'Dowd '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Colin O'Dowd '19 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals fell 8-1 to the Bates College Bobcats in a 2018 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship quarterfinal at Hamilton's Little Squash Center on Saturday. In the afternoon's consolation round, the Continentals dropped a 9-0 decision against Colby College.

Hamilton (6-10 overall) is the No. 7 seed for the championship and No. 26 in the College Squash Association (CSA) rankings. No. 2 seed Bates (10-3) is ranked 18th by the CSA and sixth-seeded Colby (9-8) is ranked 24th.

Colin O'Dowd '19 claimed his team-leading 10th win of the season against his Bates opponent in five games at the first position. After losing the first game 11-3, O'Dowd tied up the match in the second with a dominant 11-7 win. He went ahead in the third with an 11-8 victory before dropping an 11-5 decision in the fourth. O'Dowd finished off his opponent with a convincing 11-6 win in the deciding game.

In the afternoon O'Dowd and Atticus Jones '19 extended their Colby opponents to five games.

The Continentals wrap up the championship against No. 8 seed Bowdoin College in the seventh-place match on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.


RESULTS

No. 18 Bates 8, No. 26 Hamilton 1
Feb. 3, 2018 at Clinton, N.Y. (Little Squash Center)

1. Colin O'Dowd (HAMM) def. Mahmoud Yousry (BATM) 2-11, 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6
2. Graham Bonnell (BATM) def. Callum Sondhi (HAMM) 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
3. Omar Attia (BATM) def. John Sawyers (HAMM) 9-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-3
4. McLeod Abbott (BATM) def. Nicholas Conzelman (HAMM) 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-5
5. Anirudh Nambiar (BATM) def. Tristan Chaix (HAMM) 12-10, 11-8, 11-6
6. Coley Cannon (BATM) def. Atticus Jones (HAMM) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4
7. Garon Rothenberg (BATM) def. Jonathan Ruth (HAMM) 11-6, 11-3, 11-2
8. Benni McComish (BATM) def. Ward Urban (HAMM) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7
9. Dylan Muldoon (BATM) def. William Jordan (HAMM) 7-11, 11-3, 11-2, 13-11
Exh. Robby Dewey (BATM) def. Jarrod Gerstein (HAMM) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9

Match Notes
NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal
No. 2 seed Bates vs. No. 7 seed Hamilton

No. 24 Colby 9, No. 26 Hamilton 0
Feb. 3, 2018 at Clinton, N.Y. (Little Squash Center)

1. Will McBrian (COLM) def. Colin O'Dowd (HAMM) 7-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
2. Ben Kwass (COLM) def. Callum Sondhi (HAMM) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7
3. Elliot Gross (COLM) def. John Sawyers (HAMM) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
4. Will Pepi (COLM) def. Nicholas Conzelman (HAMM) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4
5. Alex Kurtin (COLM) def. Tristan Chaix (HAMM) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
6. Chase Holding (COLM) def. Atticus Jones (HAMM) 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8
7. Jason Brodo (COLM) def. Jonathan Ruth (HAMM) 6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-9
8. Andrew Swapp (COLM) def. Ward Urban (HAMM) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8
9. Matt Epstein (COLM) def. William Jordan (HAMM) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
Exh. Charlie Beauregard (COLM) def. Jarrod Gerstein (HAMM) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5

Match Notes
Consolation Semifinal at Hamilton
No. 6 seed Colby vs. No. 7 seed Hamilton