PRINCETON-- The #10 Williams Men's Squash team was upset for the first time in five years on Saturday, losing to fourteenth ranked Columbia 5-4 in the semi-finals of their "B" draw at nationals.
Columbia entered the tournament as the sixth seed in the draw of eight teams, but upset #3 Navy on Friday which set up their showdown with the third seeded Ephs.
Alec Greaves-Tunnell was the first Eph to record a win, but did so only after Andy Maruca and Nick Greaves-Tunnell had lost their matches.
Chris Wilkinson made quick work of his opponent at number eight to even the score at 2-2. Kevin Chen found himself in a 2-0 whole but won the third and fourth game easily to force a fifth. He would lose his deciding game 11-9. Nick Marks was the fourth Eph to lose, playing at number five.
Will Morris was the final Eph on court but faced a formiddable freshman from India. Morris played some of his best squash of the year but lost in three games.
Williams will play St. Lawrence University in the 3/4 match tomorrow at 9 AM to complete their 2011-2012 season. It will be a rematch of a match played just last weekend in Williamstown, which Williams won 6-3.