Men's squash splits last two home matches of 2018-19 season

Tristan Chaix '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Tristan Chaix '20 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals split their matches at Hamilton's Little Squash Center on Saturday, defeating Colgate University 9-0 in the afternoon but falling 6-3 to Fordham University in the evening.

The Continentals (2-8 overall) celebrated seniors Atticus Jones '19, Christian Hansson '19, Matthew Haas '19 and John Buckley '19 before the Colgate match. Hamilton is currently 30th in the College Squash Team Rankings while Colgate is 53rd and Fordham 32nd.

Callum Sondhi '20 defeated both his Colgate and Fordham opponents without conceding a game at the first position. Jones, a fourth-year player and team captain, was victorious at the second position in three games against Colgate's Tom Sneeringer.

Rufus Somerby '22 and Tristan Chaix '20 followed Sondhi and were undefeated on the day at the third and fourth positions, respectively.

Oliver Constable '22 took his Fordham match to four games at the fifth position, and Jarrod Gerstein '20 extended his Fordham opponent to a fifth game at the sixth position, but both ultimately dropped their matches. Will Nocito '22 bested Colgate's Cole Jarczyk in three close games at the seventh position.

Buckley -- a first-year player -- defeated Colgate's Alexander Gellert in three games at the eighth position. Nick Randolph '22 made it a clean sweep against Colgate with a win at the ninth position on the ladder.

The Continentals travel to Poughkeepsie, New York, on Tuesday Jan. 29 for a matchup against No. 54 Vassar College at 6 p.m.

-- Recap by Julia Booth '19


RESULTS

No. 30 Hamilton 9, No. 53 Colgate 0
January 26, 2019
Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)

1. Callum Sondhi (H) d. Ryan Wetsman 11-1, 11-0, 11-3.
2. Atticus Jones (H) d. Tom Sneeringer 11-3, 11-3, 11-2.
3. Rufus Somerby (H) d. Dillon Howard 11-6, 11-3, 11-4.
4. Tristan Chaix (H) d. Oliver Green 11-2, 11-2, 11-4.
5. Oliver Constable (H) d. Zander Salnikoff 11-5, 11-6, 11-5.
6. Jarrod Gerstein (H) d. Matthew Rose 11-6, 11-3, 11-2.
7. Will Nocito (H) d. Cole Jarczyk 11-8, 12-10, 11-8.
8. John Buckley (H) d. Alexander Gellert 11-5, 11-8, 11-6.
9. Nick Randolph (H) d. Daniel Lucas 11-3, 11-2, 11-4.
Ex. Colgate d. Matthew Haas 2-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.

No. 32 Fordham 6, No. 30 Hamilton 3
January 26, 2019
Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)

1. Callum Sondhi (H) d. Patrick Rodden 11-2, 11-6, 11-8.
2. William Douglass (F) d. Atticus Jones 11-8, 11-8, 11-7.
3. Rufus Somerby (H) d. Griffin Fitzgerald 11-8, 11-4, 11-4.
4. Tristan Chaix (H) d. Thomas White 11-3, 11-5, 11-7.
5. Justin Deckoff (F) d. Oliver Constable 9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7.
6. Winthrop Reed (F) d. Jarrod Gerstein 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6.
7. Justin Esposito (F) d. Will Nocito 13-11, 11-3, 11-8.
8. Will Beatrez (F) d. John Buckley 11-2, 11-3, 12-10.
9. Dylan Panichello (F) d. Nick Randolph 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.
Ex. Matthew Haas (H) d. George Holiat 11-4, 11-4, 11-2.