Volume 94, Issue 40

Thursday, November 9, 2000


Haylor ponders abrupt ending

What you saw isn't what you got

Bye bye O'Brien

Squash twists at Crossover

Squash twists at Crossover

Losing isn't the worst thing in the world, but don't try to convince Western's squash team of that.

In another exercise of dominance the Mustangs fled the McGill Crossover Tournament with an undefeated record of 4-0.

What's even more impressive is that of the 24 matches they played, only one was lost.

"Western slaughtered us," said McGill head coach, Joshua Caldoff speaking of his 6-0 loss. "Our skilled and experienced players didn't perform too well."

Western player, Tim Loat, said the team entered the tournament expecting to dominate. "It was our hope we were going to sweep every team," he said. "Obviously we lost that one match but that's no big deal.

"We really don't have a weak spot on our team."

Leading the charge for Western was freshman Andrew Jones, a former national junior team member.

"He played fantastic, he's a great player," Loat said.

Western head coach Jack Fairs, was happy to see the progress of his team, which has lost only two matches in two tournaments this year. "We're right on track for team development," Fairs said.

This is the first of two crossover tournaments between the OUA East region (Western, Brock, McMaster and Waterloo) and West (McGill, Queen's, Ryerson, and Toronto)

The Mustangs' next action will take place in Toronto this weekend.

Tournament Results (One point awarded for each match)

1. Western - 23

2. Toronto - 16

3. Waterloo - 13

4. Queen's - 13

5. Brock - 13

6. McMaster - 8

7. McGill - 8

8. Ryerson - 2

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