NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--Junior Daniel Reisman (Santa Barbara, Calif,), senior Rafael Gamba (pictured, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Michael Rodriguez (New Haven, Conn.) all posted victories in their respective slots at number three, four and five on the ladder to lead the Connecticut College men's squash team to a 5-4 victory against New York University in the College Squash Association National Championship at the Brooks School Sunday.
Reisman pulled through to take a five set thriller (11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7) in third slot for the Camels. Gamba capped off his career with an 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 blanking at number four while Rodriguez dominated with an 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 triumph at the fifth slot in the line-up for Head Coach Barry Ward's squad. Rookie Winston Simone (New York, N.Y.) erased a 2-0 deficit to pull out a critical 10-12, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 11-4 victory in the eight-hole for the Camels. Junior Clay Lenehan (Madison, Conn.) chipped in with an 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 victory in the ninth slot for the Camels.
Connecticut College (5-17) finishes 31st in the nation with their victory in the Merrimack Valley today. The Camels dropped an 8-1 decision to the top seed in the Conroy Division, #25 Hobart, in Friday's action. Freshman Sam Ghorashi (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) earned a 3-1 victory in the ninth slot on the ladder, posting an 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 16-14 victory for the Camels.
Saturday, the Camels dropped a 7-2 decision to #29 Hamilton. Gamba and Rodriguez posted victories for the Camels in their respective slots at number four and five on the ladder. Gamba stormed back from a 2-1 deficit to pull out a 3-2 victory (11-6, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8) at number four while Rodriguez vanquished his opponent at five in a 3-1 win for the Camels with set scores of 9-11, 11-8, 14-12 and 11-4.