Men's squash wraps up their NESCAC championship Saturday

Rufus Somerby '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Rufus Somerby '22 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals received two wins from Rufus Somerby '22 and one from Callum Sondhi '20, but ultimately fell 8-1 to Wesleyan University and 7-2 against Connecticut College in 2019 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship consolation bracket matches at Middlebury College's Bostwick Family Squash Center on Saturday.

In the first match of the day Somerby, playing at the third position, defeated Wesleyan's Josh Lane in three games by scores of 13-11, 11-8 and 11-9. Hamilton (3-11 overall) headed into the championship as the 11th seed while Wesleyan was seeded 10th. Wesleyan is 29th in the College Squash Team Rankings while the Continentals sit at No. 34.

Against the Camels, Sondhi defeated Billy Fleurima in four games at the first position. Sondhi dropped the first game 10-12, but came back in the last three games by scores of 11-6, 11-8 and 11-5. Somerby proved victorious again in three games at the third position for his team-leading sixth win this season. Conn. College entered the weekend seeded ninth in the tournament and ranked 27th in the College Squash Team Rankings.

The Continentals head to Geneva, N.Y., for a 6:30 p.m. start against Hobart College on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The match will be their last this regular season before the College Squash Association National Team Championships hosted by Yale University from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17.

-- Recap by Julia Booth '19