CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT squash fell to Bowdoin College, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon before falling to Wesleyan University later that same day by the same score. Tech, who started the season off very strongly with three consecutive wins, is currently 4-3 on the season.
To start the day off against Bowdoin, freshman Tyler Finkelstein (Greenwich, Conn.) fell in the first game at No. 2, 11-4, but picked up a win in the second, 11-6, to tie the score. After a good effort, however, he dropped the final two, 11-6, 11-4, ultimately falling to his opponent.
Junior David Bian (Austin, Texas) put up a fight at No. 4, narrowly falling in three games, 11-8, 13-11, 11-5. At No. 5, junior Gray Riley (Wellesley, Mass.) had four very close games, falling narrowly in the first two, 11-8, 12-10, before winning the third, 11-9, and dropping the final one, 11-6.
In the match against Wesleyan, freshman Nikhil Punwaney (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) fell to John Steele at No. 1, winning the first game, 11-7, and dropping the remaining three 11-2. 11-7. 11-6. Bian played well in this match as well, not giving Mika Delalio an easy win, just barely dropping the first two games, 11-9, 11-9, and falling in the third, 11-5. Senior Viveka Mishra (Washington, D.C.) played a strong three games against Chris Hart, but fell, 11-3, 11-7, 11-3.
Tech will conclude its busy weekend with its match against Colby College tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.