No. 20 men's squash blanks No. 29 Connecticut College 9-0

Sophomore Omar Attia moved up to the No. 2 position and won on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 to help Bates defeat Conn. College 9-0 in men's squash. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The No. 20 nationally ranked Bates men's squash team swept seven matches on its way to a 9-0 win against No. 29 Connecticut College on the campus of Yale University Friday night.

Bates (5-5) took care of business against the Camels (3-6) up and down the lineup, with junior Graham Bonnell (Southport, Conn.) earning a sweep at the No. 1 position by a count of 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-4) over MD Jawad. 

A pair of captains and a first-year got the night started on the right foot. First-year Peter Koenigsbauer (Seattle, Wash.) defeated Luigi Pasquariello 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-4) at the No. 9 position and senior captains Coley Cannon (Greenwich, Conn.) and McLeod Abbott (Bronxville, N.Y.) swept their matches as well, with Cannon winning 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-9) over Michael Rodriguez at the No. 3 position and Abbott defeating Samuel Piller 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-1) at the No. 6 position. 

Sophomore Omar Attia (Cairo, Egypt) moved up to the No. 2 position on Friday and earned a hard-fought 3-1 (11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 11-4) win over Billy Fleurima. Meanwhile, junior Garon Rothenberg (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rallied from down two games to one to win 3-2 (4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4) over Scott Brown at the No. 5 position. 

First-year Jesper Phillips (Moss, Norway) continued his strong start to the season with a 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-4) at the No. 4 position over James Andrew to improve his personal record to 6-4. 

The Bobcats showed off their depth at the No. 7 and 8 positions with a pair of sweeps. Junior Benni McComish (Williamstown, Mass.) won 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-3) at the No. 7 position over Thomas Whittemore and sophomore Dylan Muldoon (Devonshire, Bermuda) took down Christopher Mach 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-4) at the No. 8 position. 

Bates is back in action this Wednesday at MIT with the match getting underway at 6pm. 

No. 20 Bates 9, No. 29 Connecticut College 0
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Yale University

1. Graham Bonnell (B) def. MD Jawad (CC) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4
2. Omar Attia (B) def. Billy Fleurima (CC) 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 11-4 
3. Coley Cannon (B) def. Michael Rodriguez (CC) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
4. Jesper Phillips (B) def. James Andrew (CC) 11-6, 11-9, 11-4
5. Garon Rothenberg (B) def. Scott Brown (CC) 4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4
6. McLeod Abbott (B) def. Samuel Piller (CC) 11-3, 11-9, 11-1
7. Benni McComish (B) def. Thomas Whittemore (CC) 11-3, 11-9, 11-3
8. Dylan Muldoon (B) def. Christopher Mach (CC) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 
9. Peter Koenigsbauer (B) def. Luigi Pasquariello (CC) 11-2, 11-5, 11-4