Five Cardinals Go 3-0 Without Dropping a Game to Pace Men's Squash to Unbeaten Weekend, Then Add Win over Conn to End Semester
Led by Zander Nassikas '14 (main photo) and Blair Corbin '15 (photo insert upper right), Wesleyan rolled to 9-0 victories over Colgate and Vassar along with an 8-1 conquering of Tufts during the two-day Wesleyan Round Robin Sat.-Sun., Dec. 1-2. Five Cardinals went 3-0 without dropping a game with Nassikas at #5 and Corbin at #6. Alex Nunez '14 (#7), Raheem Logan '16 (#8) and Cam Rahbar '15 (#9) joined Nassikas and Corbin with perfect performances. Also going 3-0 was #1 Guy Davidson '16 and #3 Ethan Moritz '14.
Ranked 23rd nationally, Wesleyan had a key matchup with #26 Conn. College on Fri., Dec. 7 to close out the first semester action as Tufts was the highest ranked squad played over the weekend at #29. Wesleyan got the job done vs. the Camels with a 7-2 victory. One of the most competitive series for the Cardinals of late, Wesleyan and Conn have now split the last 20 meetings between the teams since 2004, 10-10, though Wesleyan holds a decided 33-14 edge in the overall series.
Most convincing among the four Wesleyan wins by a 3-0 count against Conn was Dan Sneed '15 at #4 as he won 11-6, 11-2, 11-2. Other Cardinal sweeps were turned in by Nassikas, Nunez and Logan. Wesleyan generated its other three victories from Mike DeLalio '15 at #2 by a 3-1 score, Rabhar with a 3-1 triumph and Moritz with a thrilling 3-2 conquering as he came back from a 2-1 deficit to win the last two games, 12-10 and 11-8.
Now 6-2 on the year, Wesleyan's next action is slated for Fri.,Jan. 18 when the Cardinals host Bowdoin.