Columbia men’s squash kicked off the season with an impressive start at home, sweeping No. 30 Georgetown 9-0 before narrowly losing to No. 4 Cornell 5-4. In Friday’s matchup against the Hoyas, all nine Lions swept their opponents 3-0. The Big Red proved to be a much tougher opponent, though, as Cornell won the No. 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 matches to clinch the victory. No. 1 sophomore Ramit Tandon won both his matches this weekend, beating Georgetown’s Nick Kourides 11-5, 11-3, 11-3, and had a two-set lead over Cornell’s Nick Sachvie before Sachvie retired. The Lions will return to competition in January with a matchup at home against Brown.