No. 22 Squash Takes Point from No. 2 Harvard But Falls 8-1

No. 22 Squash Takes Point from No. 2 Harvard But Falls 8-1

THE BASICS:

Score: No. 2 Harvard University 8, No. 22 MIT 1

Records: No. 22 MIT (6-3); Harvard University (3-0)

Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Murr Center)

The Lead: For the first time since the 1993-94 season, the No. 22 MIT squash team was able to take a point from crosstown rival No. 2 Harvard University however the Engineers fell to the Crimson by an 8-1 final score on Friday evening.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The bottom of the ladder was the most successful for the Engineers tonight. At position nine, MIT sophomore Robert Williamson (Weston, Mass.) claimed the Engineers first point in a match since 1993-94 as he defeated John Finley Ong 11-7, 11-7, 4-11, 12-14, 11-4. 

- Classmate Neel Das (Needham, Mass.) played a five-set thriller against Rana Bansal and held a 2-0 lead heading into the third set at position eight, but ultimately it was Bansal who won 5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5. 

- The remaining seven points were won by the Crimson in straight sets. Sophomore William Wu (Eagleville, Pa.) played a close first set at position seven against Theodore Mendez and set the first to extra points, but Mendez won 12-10, 11-3, 11-8. 

UP NEXT:

- MIT will play its final match of the calendar year on Wednesday, December 5 at 4:00 pm as the Engineers host Tufts University.

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