November 22, 2010

Engineers Battle Top New England Teams in Harvard Round Robin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past weekend, the MIT squash team squared off with nationally-ranked No. 12 Bates College, No. 23 Colby College, No. 26 Connecticut College, and No. 27 Wesleyan University at the Harvard University Round Robin. Despite dropping all four matches, the No. 32 Engineers picked up a trio of individual wins and recorded several tightly contested decisions.

West Hubbard picked up MIT's (3-4) lone victory in the No. 1 spot against Bates (11-6, 11-6, 6-11, 11-2) while Robert Habib and Mick Zomnir defeated their Connecticut College foes in five games. Noteworthy performances include Austin Anderson's battle versus Bates, Joey Lemberg's extended match against Colby, and John Kucharczyk's close call with Wesleyan.

No. 12 Bates College vs. No. 32 MIT
Final Team Score: Bates 8, MIT 1

1. West Hubbard (M) def. RJ Keating (B), 11-6, 11-6, 6-11, 11-2
2. Kristian Muldoon (B) def. Robert Habib (M), 14-12, 11-4, 11-4
3. Dae Ro Lee (B) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 11-13, 11-9, 11-2, 11-9
4. Patrick Williams (B) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 8-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-2
5. Eric Bedell (B) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-8, 15-13, 14-12
6. Doug Compton (B) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-3, 11-3, 11-5
7. Mat Baker-White (B) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-4, 11-8, 11-4
8. Matt Marchisotto (B) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-0, 11-6, 12-10
9. Walter Cabot (B) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-3, 11-0, 11-1

No. 26 Connecticut College vs. No. 32 MIT
Final Team Score: Conn. College 7, MIT 2

1. Caleb Garza (C) def. West Hubbard (M), 12-10, 11-6, 11-2
2. Robert Habib (M) def. Chris King (C), 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 9-11, 12-10
3. Mick Zomnir (M) def. Benito Fernandez (C), 3-11, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-9
4. Hunter Bolling (C) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-9, 11-6, ?
5. John Sluder (C) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-4, 11-6, 11-5
6. Tyler Stilwell (C) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 12-10, 12-10, 11-4
7. Asa Welty (C) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-4, 11-8, 11-4
8. Justin Curtis (C) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
9. Sam Gervitz (C) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-1, 11-7, 11-5

Exhibition
10. Sunny Long (M) def. Peter Flynn (C), 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7

No. 23 Colby College vs. No. 32 MIT
Final Team Score: Colby 9, MIT 0

1. Harry Smith (C) def. West Hubbard (M), 11-8, 13-11, 11-5
2. William Sullivan (C) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-9, 11-6, 11-9
3. Alex Fulton (C) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
4. Daniel Lesser (C) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-5
5. Trey Simpson (C) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7
6. William Hochman (C) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-6, 11-1, 11-3
7. Steve Carroll (C) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10
8. Darryl Soto (C) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-6, 11-2, 11-2
9. Pete Gabranski (C) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-4, 11-4, 11-4

Exhibition
10. Will Greenberg (C) def. Sunny Long (M), 11-4, 11-9, 4-11, 11-4

No. 27 Wesleyan University vs. No. 32 MIT
Final Team Score: Wesleyan 9, MIT 0

1. John Steele (W) def. West Hubbard (M), 11-9, 11-0, 13-11
2. Dale Kobrin (W) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-2, 11-2, 11-8
3. Matt Cadal (W) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 11-8, 11-9, 11-2
4. Zander Nassikas (W) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-8, 11-9, 11-8
5. Jeff Berman (W) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5
6. Ethan Moritz (W) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-2, 11-2, 11-8
7. Alex Nunez (W) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4
8. Chase Hochman (W) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-7, 11-3, 11-8
9. Luke Wherry (W) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-8, 11-4, 11-6

Exhibition
10. Keitaro Sagawa (W) def. Sunny Long (M), 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8