PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Junior Graham Bonnell gave Trinity's Will Curtis all he could handle before falling in five games Saturday afternoon in the Molloy East consolation semifinals at College Squash Association individual nationals.
Bonnell (Southport, Conn.) took the first game from Curtis by a count of 11-6. The next four games were neck-and-neck, with Curtis going up 2-1 after winning game two 14-12 and game three 11-9. Bonnell bounced back to win game four 11-9 before Curtis edged him in the decisive fifth game by a count of 13-11, for a 3-2 (6-11, 14-12, 11-9, 9-11, 13-11) final score.
A first team All-NESCAC selection this season, Bonnell wraps him his junior year with an overall record of 9-14. Bonnell has gone from playing mostly at the No. 7 position as a first-year to being the Bobcats' top player for the past year and a half, competing against the best of the best in collegiate squash. He is also an excellent squash coach.
Saturday's match concludes the 2018-19 season for the Bates men's squash team, which finished the year ranked 21st in the country and 8th among Division III colleges.