January 20, 2010

Squash Looks to Regroup after Pair of Losses

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT squash team will try to bounce back when it visits Connecticut College tonight, after suffering 9-0 defeats to the U.S. Naval Academy and George Washington University last week. Both matches were played at Yale University.

Connor Kirschbaum made a valiant effort in his outing against GWU. After dropping the first game, 11-1, he recovered, before falling, 11-9, 11-9, to Brett Feldman.

Austin Anderson made things closest against the Naval Academy, before succumbing, 11-4, 11-6, 11-7, to Benjamin Mantica.

After its match with Connecticut, MIT (2-9) will host Fordham University this Saturday.


George Washington University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: George Washington 9, MIT 0

1. Omar Sobhy (G) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-2, 11-3, 11-2
2. Matthew Grossman (G) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-5, 11-7, 11-6
3. Jose Calderon (G) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-0, 11-3, 11-0
4. Samuel Moreno (G) def. George Pratt (M), 11-0, 12-10, 11-5
5. Player Haynes (G) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-7, 11-9, 11-4
6. Mike Nair (G) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-1, 11-5, 11-2
7. Brett Feldman (G) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-1, 11-9, 11-9
8. Sam Ehrlich (G) def. Unknown player (M), 11-6, 11-5, 11-2
9. Mike Bower (G) def. William Souillard-Mandar (M), 11-2, 11-8, 11-7
Exhibition: Scott West (G) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-2, 11-4, 11-2

U.S. Naval Academy vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Navy 9, MIT 0

1. Nils Mattsson (N) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-2, 11-2, 11-5
2. Benjamin Mantica (N) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-4, 11-6, 11-7
3. Justin Langan (N) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-4, 11-3, 11-0
4. Justin Langan (N) def. George Pratt (M), 11-2, 11-4, 11-3
5. Allan Lutz (N) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-5, 11-3, 11-4
6. William Abrams (N) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-4, 11-1, 11-0
7. Hunter Bouchard (N) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-2, 11-9, 11-3
8. John Richey (N) def. Unknown player (M), 11-0, 11-2, 11-3
9. David Koenig (N) def. William Souillard-Mandar (M), 11-4, 11-0, 11-2
Exhibition: Thomas McNamara (N) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-5, 11-1, 11-1