Men's squash falls to Fordham in national team championships

Callum Sondhi '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Callum Sondhi '20 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals dropped a 6-3 decision against Fordham University in the Chaffee Cup semifinals of the 2019 College Squash Association National Team Championships at Wesleyan University's Rosenbaum Squash Center on Saturday.

Hamilton (4-13 overall) will take on the University of California, Berkeley in the third place match at Wesleyan on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. The match is the last one this season for the Continentals, who are 35th in the Dunlop College Squash Rankings. No. 34 Fordham defeated Hamilton by the same 6-3 score back on Jan. 26 at the Continentals' Little Squash Center.

Hamilton's Callum Sondhi '20 recovered from a 12-10 loss in the first game to prevail in five at the first position. Sondhi, who is tied for the team lead with seven wins, closed out his match with an emphatic 11-4 victory in the fifth game.

Tristan Chaix '20 and Oliver Constable '22 swept their opponents in three games at the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. Chaix has six wins this season and 26 in his career with the Continentals. Constable notched his fifth victory.


No. 34 Fordham 6, No. 35 Hamilton 3
Chaffee Cup semifinal (CSA National Team Championships)
Feb. 16, 2019
Wesleyan's Rosenbaum Squash Center (Middletown, Conn.)

1. Callum Sondhi (H) d. William Douglass 10-12, 11-2, 11-6, 7-11, 11-4.
2. William Pantle (F) d. Atticus Jones 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 13-11.
3. Patrick Rodden (F) d. Rufus Somerby 11-7, 12-10, 12-10.
4. Tristan Chaix (H) d. Griffin Fitzgerald 11-6, 11-8, 11-9.
5. Oliver Constable (H) d. Thomas White 11-5, 11-4, 11-8.
6. Justin Deckoff (F) d. Jarrod Gerstein 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-3, 11-9.
7. Winthrop Reed (F) d. John Buckley 11-7, 11-6, 11-6.
8. Justin Esposito (F) d. Will Nocito 11-3, 11-3, 11-6.
9. Dylan Panichello (F) d. Nick Randolph 11-6, 11-2, 11-2.
Ex. Will Beatrez (F) d. Matthew Haas 14-12, 12-10, 11-9.