- Score: No. 14 Navy 9, No. 26 MIT 0
- Records: No. 26 MIT (3-1), No. 14 Navy (8-1)
- Location: Annapolis, Md.
- The Lead: In a battle of two nationally-ranked programs, the MIT squash team dropped a 9-0 decision to the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday evening in Maryland. Tonight marked the first of five contests the MIT will play at Navy this weekend as part of a mini tournament.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Navy played strong all night as the hosts held MIT to just four set victories out of 34 sets played. At the top of the ladder, sophomore Justin Restivo (Phoenixville, Pa.) began things well for the Engineers as he took the first set 11-6, but his opponent Jack Herold won three straight (11-5, 14-12, 11-4).
- Freshman Avery Lamp (Short Hills, N.J.) had the best match of the contest as he and Greg Hyer played five sets of back-and-forth action. Hyer won the first two match points (15-13, 11-8), before Lamp tied the match at 2-2 with wins of 11-8 and 11-7. It was, however, Hyer who came out on top sealing the No. 8 position with an 13-11 win in the first set.
- At the No. 9 position, freshman Wonjune Kang (Seoul, South Korea) earned a point in the third set after being down 2-0 to Alex Patricolo, but he couldn't recover as Patricolo won the fourth set by a 11-6 final
- MIT returns to action tomorrow afternoon with a pair of matches. The Engineers start the day with a contest against Denison at noon and then a 5:00 p.m. match with No. 22 Hobart. Both games will take place at Navy.
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No. 26 Squash Defeated By No. 14 Navy, 9-0