Panther Men Ease Past Visiting Colby

William Kurth tallied a three-game victory on Sunday at #8.
William Kurth tallied a three-game victory on Sunday at #8.

The 15th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team eased past #26 Colby on Sunday by an 8-1 score. The win is the third-straight victory for the Panthers. Middlebury plays its fourth match in three days when it returns to the court Monday for a 3:00 p.m. match against #24 Hamilton.

In the win over the Mules (1-6), three-game victories came from Ben Krant at #6 (11-9, 11-9, 12-10) and Nick Bermingham at #9 (13-11, 11-8, 12-10) for a 2-0 Panther advantage.

Benjamin Kwass tallied the visitors' lone point with a four-game victory at #3. The Panthers rattled off six-consecutive victories to earn the home win, all but one coming in three games. William Kurth was victorious at #8 (11-8, 11-6, 11-4), while Jack Kagan dropped the first game against his opponent before reeling off three-straight games in the fifth spot (11-13, 11-0, 11-5, 11-7).

The hosts concluded the contest with wins in the final four matches to finish. Victories were posted by Jacob Ellen with the match-clinching fifth team point at #2 (11-4, 11-4, 11-3), Robert Rohrbach in the seventh slot of the ladder (11-9, 12-10, 11-0), William Cembalest at #4 (11-7, 11-9, 11-7) and Wyatt French at the top of the ladder (11-2, 11-4, 11-4) all cruised to triumphs.