Men’s and women’s squash had an unsuccessful start to the conference season over the weekend, with each team dropping a contest at Cornell.
The No. 11 men (1-1) fell 5-4 to No. 8 Cornell (3-0). Junior Ramit Tandon led the Lions from the first position, winning his match in straight sets. But the Lions couldn’t come away with a victory in the No. 2 position, with first-year Rishi Tandon losing in straight sets, nor the No. 5-8 positions. One of the Light Blue’s three other wins came from junior Mohamed AbdelMaksoud, who rallied from two sets down to win in five sets.
The women’s team (1-1), also ranked at No. 11, did not have much success against the No. 6 Big Red (3-0), and fell 7-2. Sophomore Catherine Jenkins won her match at the No. 4 position in five sets, and junior Katie Calihan took hers at No. 9 in straight sets. Junior Alisha Maity took a back-and-forth match to five sets but ultimately lost the final frame 12-10.
The Lions will be back in action in the new year, when they face Yale on Jan. 11.