Rodriguez Impresses at #5 Spot on the Ladder in Loss at Tufts

Rodriguez Impresses at #5 Spot on the Ladder in Loss at Tufts

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The Connecticut College men's squash team dropped a pair of matches this weekend but Camel fans were encouraged by some strong individual efforts.

Connecticut College (3-11) dropped a 9-0 decision to the Virginia Cavaliers but played a closer match in a 6-3 loss to Tufts. 

In the match up against the Virginia Cavaliers, senior Matt Lillie (pictured, Weston, Mass.) dropped a competitive 12-10, 11-7, 11-3 decision at the top of the ladder for the Camels. Sam Ghorashi (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) tested his opponent from the Old Dominion State in an 11-2, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7 loss in four sets at the ninth slot in the line up.

Freshman Michael Rodriguez (New Haven, Conn.) impressed in the Tufts match with his victory at the fifth spot in line up, outlasting his opponent in a 14-12, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 victory for the Camels. At the seventh slot on the ladder, senior Benjie Osajie (pictured, Boston, Mass.) gutted out a five-set battle in a 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 4-11, 15-13 triumph for Connecticut College. Sophomore Louis Feingold (Brookline, Mass.) chipped in with a five-set thrilling victory of his own at number eight, outlasting his opponent in an 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 3-11, 11-8 victory for Head Coach Barry Ward's Camels.