The country’s No. 1-ranked men’s squash team flexed their muscle on Saturday in upstate New York, swatting away a challenge from 10th-ranked Rochester.
Facing Rochester’s Omar Zakaria, Bhargava won the first two games 11-3 and 11-9, then lost the next two 8-11 and 10-12. In the finale, Bhargava triumphed 11-5.
Graduate student Andrew Douglas, playing in the No. 1 slot, was victorious in all three hard-fought games against the Yellowjackets’ Cesar Segundo Corona: 12-10, 12-10, 13-11.
At the No. 2 slot, senior Aly Abou Eleinen defeated Rochester’s Abdelrahman Lasheen 8-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-3.
The Quakers are off until Jan. 12, 2022, when the Red & Blue take on 18th-ranked Tufts University at 3 p.m. at the Penn Squash Center. Penn opens Ivy League play on Jan. 15, 2022, against No. 2-ranked Harvard at the Penn Squash Center.