No. 19 Squash Edged By No. 15 George Washington & No. 16 F & M

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Photo by DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Scores:

No. 15 George Washington 6, No. 19 MIT 3
No. 16 Franklin & Marshall 5, No. 19 MIT 4

- Records: No. 19 MIT (12-6); No. 16 Franklin & Marshall (11-4); No. 15 George Washington (7-11)

- Location: Charlottesville, Va. (McArthur Squash Center)

- The Lead: On the second day of the 2019 MASC Round Robin, the No. 19 MIT squash team was edged by No. 15 George Washington and No. 16 Franklin & Marshall. The Engineers came into today's matches ranked No. 19 in the nation, which marks the highest ranking in program history.

HOW IT HAPPENED vs. George Washington:

- The match against George Washington was close all the way through as only two points were decided by three set sweeps. MIT sophomore William Wu (Eagleville, Pa.), first-year Keith Lamp (Short Hills, N.J.) and sophomore Robert Williamson (Weston, Mass.) were the winners for the Engineers as they each took their positions in four sets.

- Wu defeated Julian Jervis by an 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6 score at position five, Lamp bested Benjamin Sim by an 8-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-3 score at position six and Williamson topped Abbass Saeed by a 3-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 score at position nine. 

- At the top of the ladder, MIT first-year Aman Sanger (New York, N.Y.) was edged by Mohammad Al-Terki, 11-9, 3-11, 5-11, 11-2, 11-7, while junior Vedaant Paul Kukadia (Manhasset, N.Y.), sophomore Brad Levin (Cockeysville, Md.) and junior Neel Das (Needham, Mass.) fell in their matches by 3-1 final scores.

HOW IT HAPPENED vs. Franklin & Marshall: 

- Sanger bounced back from his five-set loss against George Washington with an 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 win over Shamseldeen Abbas from F & M. Lamp and Williamson joined Sanger with sweeps in their matches as Lamp topped Boden Polikoff 11-4, 11-6, 11-7 at position six and Williamson defeated Kingman Bassett 12-10, 11-7, 11-9 at position eight.

- Sophomore Henry Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and senior Justin Restivo (Phoenxville, Pa.) played the closest matches against the Diplomats as both went the distance. Martin was victorious against Sanjay Jeeva 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, but Restivo was edged 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-6.

- Franklin & Marshall won three of the four remaining matches in straight sets and Levin dropped his match at position seven in four sets leaving the score at 5-4 in favor of F & M.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will wrap up its trip to Virginia against No. 25 Dickinson tomorrow at 9:30 am.

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