Panthers Conclude Successful Stretch With Win Over Hamilton

Ryan Swope recorded the Panthers' fifth team point on Monday.
Ryan Swope recorded the Panthers' fifth team point on Monday.

The 15th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team concluded a busy stretch with its fourth home match in three days, earning a 9-0 victory Monday afternoon over #24 Hamilton. Winners of four-consecutive matches, the Panthers (4-2) return to action when they take to the road for the first time this season with a match at #20 Amherst on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

In the win over the Continentals, the hosts recorded three-game victories in seven of the nine matches. With the ladder shuffled around a bit, Thomas Wolpow tallied his initial collegiate win at #9 (11-7, 11-6, 11-9), while William Cembalest doubled the Panther lead with a victory in the third spot (11-8, 11-0, 11-8). William Kurth prevailed at #6 in three games (11-6, 11-7, 11-7), Robert Rohrbach cruised at #5 (11-4, 11-8, 11-6), while Ryan Swope needed four games in the eighth spot of the ladder to score the clinching fifth point (11-8, 11-13, 11-1, 11-3).

The final four victories for the Panthers were recorded by Andrew Cadienhead in four games at #2 (11-6, 9-11, 17-15, 11-4), Jack Kagan in the fourth spot (11-6, 11-6, 11-2), Nick Bermingham at #7 (11-5, 11-4, 11-4) and Jacob Ellen atop the ladder (11-5, 11-6, 11-3).