January 28, 2010

Squash Storms Back with 9-0 Win over Fordham

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Turning the tables after suffering five straight setbacks, the MIT squash team reversed the score in its favor with a sound 9-0 win over visiting Fordham University this past weekend. The Engineers improved to the 3-10, while the Rams fell to 0-10.

MIT swept all but two of its matches, with Andrew Yoon, Michael Zomnir, George Pratt, John Kucharczyk, Joey Lemberg, Sunny Long, and William Souillard-Mandar doing the honors. Playing in the No. 1 slot, Yoon defeated Colin Corbet, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6. Zomnir, at No. 3, took Eli Plangger, 11-6, 11-7, 11-3, while Pratt dropped Jim Lechleitner, 11-2, 11-5, 11-8, in the No. 4 position.

The Engineers continued to roll, as Kucharczyk swept Andrew Grosner, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5, in the No. 6 spot. In the next slot, Lemberg defeated Ken Fukumoto, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10. Long, at No.8, took Chris Souther, 11-8, 11-3, 11-1, while Souillard-Mandar won, 11-5, 11-2, 11-3, over Andrew Craig in the final position.

Austin Anderson and Connor Kirshbaum each won their tilts by 3-1 margins. In the No. 2 spot, Anderson defeated Andsiy Kulak, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-2, as Kirschbaum, at No. 6, took Nick Reed, 11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9.

MIT will next play in the Maine Event this weekend, traveling to Colby College, Bates College, and Bowdoin College. The Engineers also will face Stanford University and Dennison University during the two-day outing.

Fordham University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: MIT 9, Fordham 0

1. Andrew Yoon (M) def. Colin Corbett (F), 11-5 11-3 11-6
2. Austin Anderson (M) def. Andsiy Kulak (F), 11-5 (9-11) 11-5 11-2
3. Michael Zomnir (M) def. Eli Plangger (F), 11-6 11-7 11-3
4. George Pratt (M) def. Jim Lechleitner (F), 11-2 11-5 11-8
5. John Kucharczyk (M) def. Andrew Grosner (F), 11-5 11-3 11-5
6. Joey Lemberg (M) def. Ken Fukumoto (F), 11-6 11-7 12-10
7. Connor Kirschbaum (M) def. Nick Reed (F), 11-4 11-8 (9-11) 11-9
8. Sunny Long (M) def. Chris Souther (F), 11-8 11-3 11-1
9. William Souillard-Mandar (M) def. Andrew Craig (F), 11-5 11-2 11-3