No. 17 men's squash drops season opener 9-0 to No. 1 nationally ranked Trinity

Three-time All-American Ahmed Hatata more than held his own Saturday in his season debut. (File photo by Josh Kuckens/Bates College)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The No. 17 nationally ranked Bates men's squash team ran into a buzzsaw on Saturday, falling 9-0 on the road to No. 1 nationally ranked Trinity College.

The Bantams have won 15 national titles, including 13 in a row from 1999-2011, and rank as perhaps the greatest dynasty in the history of collegiate athletics.

Senior Ahmed Hatata (Alexandria, Egypt) more than held his own at the No. 1 position, taking the Bantams' Michael Craig to four games before falling 3-1 (11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3). Meanwhile, at the No. 3 position, first-year Mahmoud Yousry (Cairo, Egypt) kept things close in every game in his collegiate debut in a 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-9) loss to Omar Allaudin. 

First-year Graham Bonnell (Southport, Conn.) didn't go down without a fight in his collegiate debut against Andrew Lee at the No. 6 position. Two of the three games in his 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-1) loss were extremely close. 

The Bobcats remain in Hartford to take on No. 29 nationally ranked Connecticut College Sunday at 1:00 p.m. 

No. 1 Trinity 9, No. 17 Bates 0
Nov. 19, 2016 at Hartford, Conn.


1. Michael Craig (T) def. Ahmed Hatata (B) 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3 
2. Kush Kumar (T) def. Darrius Campbell (B) 11-2, 11-3, 11-5
3. Omar Allaudin (T) def. Mahmoud Yousry (B) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
4. Tom De Mulder (T) def. Garon Rothenberg (B) 11-2, 11-6, 11-3
5. Affeeq Ismail (T) def. Spencer Burt (B) 11-5, 11-2, 11-4
6. Andrew Lee (T) def. Graham Bonnell (B) 12-10, 11-9, 11-1
7. Nku Patrick (T) def. Coley Cannon (B) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
8. Yehia Essam (T) def. Carlos Ames (B) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
9. Mudit Pant (T) def. McLeod Abbott (B) 12-10, 11-4, 11-6