After dropping its first two matches this weekend, the men's squash team ended its weekend at the Trinity Round Robin with a win. The road trip left the Polar Bear's overall season record at 3-3, ranking No. 18 nationally.

The competition began on Friday night when Bowdoin fell 8-1 to George Washington (GW) in their first meeting since the College Squash Association Nationals last year.

On Saturday morning the team lost 6-3 to Connecticut College before trouncing Vassar in a 9-0 shutout, ending the fall portion of the season on a positive note.

Captain Barrett Takesian '13 led the men's effort, winning all three of his matches. He was the only player to take a match off of GW, only losing one set of his three matches.

"We beat GW last year at nationals, and we didn't see this weekend as a rematch, but more as the start of our serious season and as a test our strength," he said.

"We are the fitter team, we just couldn't get the big points this time—our matches all came down to the wire," he added. "We're going to be playing all these teams again and I'm confident that after honing our skills we'll be able to beat them."

The team next plays after winter break, with a pair of matches against the Naval Academy and Williams on January 6 and 7.

-Compiled by Ryan Holmes.