The Crimson squash juggecnaut rolled over McGill Saturday in a 9-0 rout that was much easier than anyone had expected. It was the third straight victory and second straight shutout for Harvard.
Only two McGill players--the top two--managed to win even one game from their Crimson opponents in the best-three-of-five-game matches.
Canadian ace Ross Adair came surprisingly close to upsetting Vic Niederhoffer in the top match. In the first game the Crimson captain had to rally to tie Adair at 13-13; he then went on to win the best-of-nine playoff 5-2.
Adair refused to throw away the second game. After watching Niederhoffer whittle down his 14-11 lead to 14-13, the Canadian dropped a shot in front of Vic to tie the match at 1-1.
It was the first game Niederhoffer had lost all year and it seemed to make him mad. Playing some of his best squash of the season he ran of six straight points on sharp drop shots and drives, and won 11 of the first 13 points before running out the third game at 15-6. He closed out the match by taking the last game, 15-7.
At number two, Bill Morris rallied to best McGill's Malcolm Blincow after dropping the second game.
Everyone else on the squad won 3-0. Sophomore Dinny Adams, number eight, showed the way with a 15-1, 15-7, 15-7 win over D'Arcy Doherty. John Vinton (number five) and John Thorndike (number six) both gave up just 16 points in three games.
The other Crimson players--Lou Williams (3), Terry Robinson (4). Al Terrell (7), and John Francis (9), also ripped off shutout wins.