February 2, 2010

MIT Squash Battles at Maine Event

WATERVILLE, Maine – The MIT squash team fell on some hard times at the Maine Event this past weekend, falling in sweeps to Colby College, Bowdoin College, Bates College, Denison University, and Stanford University. Connor Kirshbaum continued to play well, giving Tech its best chance against Colby, before falling in five games to Peter Grabanski, 11-9, 11-9, 12-14, 4-11, 11-5, in the sixth slot. Kirschbaum also won a game against Bowdoin in a 3-1 loss to Brian Gladstone in the seventh position.

Andrew Yoon won a game against Denison, playing well throughout, before dropping an 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 decision to Joran Diwan, in the No. 1 spot. Robert Habib, Joey Lemberg, and Steve Howland also each won a game in the fifth, sixth, and ninth slots, respectively.

MIT (3-14) will next host Brown University on Feb. 16.

MIT vs. Colby College
Final Team Score: Colby 9, MIT 0

1. Harry Smith (C) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-4, 11-3, 11-3
2. William Sullivan (C) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-3, 11-6, 11-2
3. Alexander Fulton (C) def. George Pratt (M), 11-5, 11-2, 11-6
4. Nat Cooper (C) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
5. Daniel Lesser (C) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
6. Peter Gabranski (C) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-9, 11-9, 12-14, 4-11, 11-5
7. William Greenberg (C) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-6, 11-2, 11-7
8. Schuyler Weiss (C) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-4, 11-8, 11-4
9. Peter Jones (C) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-0, 11-0, 11-0
Exhibition: Ken Cramer (C) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-0, 11-0, 11-0


MIT vs. Bowdoin College
Final Team Score: Bowdoin 9, MIT 0

1. Peter Cipriano (B) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-4, 11-2, 11-4
2. Rahul Madan Mohan (B) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-4, 11-4, 11-9
3. William Fantini (B) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-7, 11-6, 11-2
4. Thai Ha-Ngoc (B) def. George Pratt (M), 11-6, 11-4, 11-3
5. Andrew Sprague (B) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-7, 11-4, 11-6
6. Christopher Jayne (B) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-6, 11-9, 11-4
7. Brian Gladstone (B) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, 11-2
8. Clint Trenkelbach (B) def. Unknown opponent (M), 10-12, 11-2, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5
9. Carl Barnard (B) def. Steve Howland (M), 12-10, 11-2, 11-6


MIT vs. Bates College
Final Team Score: Bates 9, MIT 0

1. Nicholas Echeverria (B) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-5, 11-2, 11-2
2. Patrick Williams (B) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-3, 11-4, 11-1
3. R.J. Keating (B) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-5, 11-2, 11-2
4. Eric Bedell (B) def. George Pratt (M), 11-3, 11-5, 11-2
5. Nicholas Kourides (B) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-5, 11-1, 11-7
6. Doug Compton (B) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-7, 11-4, 11-3
7. Walter Cabot III (B) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-0, 11-4, 11-0
8. Matthew Baker-White (B) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-0, 11-0, 11-0
9. William Fearnley (B) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-1, 11-2, 11-1
Exhibition: David Born (B) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-3,11-5,11-5 (Default)


MIT vs. Denison College
Final Team Score: Denison 9, MIT 0

1. Joran Diwan (D) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9
2. Martin Prentice (D) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-6, 11-3, 11-3
3. Ron Ongaro (D) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-1, 11-4, 11-3
4. William Lawson (D) def. George Pratt (M), 11-5, 11-8, 12-10
5. Christopher Galluccio (D) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-8, 11-2, 11-13, 11-6
6. Simon Carr (D) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-2, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9
7. Nathan Hobrath (D) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
8. Michael Krasnow (D) def. Unknown opponent (M), 12-10, 11-9, 11-6
9. Henry Robb (D) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-6, 11-1, 9-11, 11-5