PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - On the second day of the College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championships on Saturday, freshman Tyler Finkelstein (Greenwich, Conn.) walked away with a record of 1-1, much as he did yesterday. He wrapped up the weekend with a record of 2-2, after winning his match against James Reiss of George Washington and falling to Rishi Jalan of Cornell yesterday.
In the Consol quarterfinals on Saturday morning, he defeated United States Naval Academy's Mitchell Bottini in four games. He won the first two, 11-9, 11-8, before falling in the third, 6-11, but was able to get back on track to win the final game, 12-10.
Later that afternoon, he faced Max McCafferty of NYU in an exciting five-game thriller in the Consol semifinals. Finkelstein's opponent took the first two games, 12-10, 11-1, before the MIT freshman was able to tie the score by winning the next two, 11-7, 11-9. With it all coming down to the last game, McCafferty was able to take the victory with a score of 11-5, winning the match.