- Score: No. 18 Middlebury College 5, No. 19 MIT 4
- Records: No. 19 MIT (13-7); No. 18 Middlebury College (13-5)
- Location: Middlebury, Vt. (Bostwick Family Squash Center)
- The Lead: In its second to last regular season match, the No. 19 ranked MIT squash team was edged by No. 18 Middlebury College, 5-4, on Saturday in Vermont.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Engineers opened up with the first win of the day at position nine as senior Justin Restivo (Phoenxville, Pa.) edged Thomas Wolpow, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11, 5-11, 11-4. However, the Panthers took the lead right back with a pair of 3-2 wins at positions three and six as sophomore Henry Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and first-year Keith Lamp (Short Hills, N.J.) were edged in their respective matches.
- Winton Hyatt clinched the third point for Middlebury at position number eight as he edged junior Neel Das (Needham, Mass.), 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-4, 11-4. Wu answered right back for the Engineers as he swept Nicholas Bermingham, 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 at position five which kept MIT's deficit at one (3-2). Middlebury's fourth point came via Jacob Ellen at position two as he edged sophomore Joe O'Connor (Madison, N.J.) in five sets coming back from a 2-1 deficit.
- Middlebury's John Epley clinched the match for the Panthers as he came from one set down to defeat sophomore Brad Levin (Cockeysville, Md.), 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9 at position seven.
- First-year Aman Sanger (New York, N.Y.) and junior Vedaant Paul Kukadia (Manhasset, N.Y.) picked up five-set wins to close today's match. Kukadia clinched point number three for MIT with his 4-11, 11-13, 11-4, 12-10, 7-11 win over Jacob Kagan, while Sanger defeated Justin Ghaeli 3-11, 1-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-6 at position one.
- MIT will travel to No. 17 Williams College tomorrow for its final match of the regular season. Match time is slated for 2:00 pm in western Massachusetts.
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