Ephs Fall Short 8-1 Against Middlebury

Carl Shuck '20
Carl Shuck '20

CLINTON, NY - It always looked like an uphill battle for the Ephs on Sunday as the team, decimated by injuries, fielded a lineup featuring only 2 of the Ephs regular top 6 players.

Still in the five court system, leading off for the Ephs were freshman Wyatt Khosrowshahi (#2), sophomore Claude Smith (#4), senior co-captain Jamie Havran (#6), and junior Will Ruggiero (#8). Khosrowshahi and Smith each had tough matches and were defeated 3-0. Havran and Ruggiero fared slightly better, both splitting the first two games of their matches, but were each ultimately beaten in four games. Following on were sophomore Carl Shuck (#1), juniors Anand Butler (#3) and Ben Eisenberg (#5), and senior co-captains Andrew Litvin (#7) and Mason Elizondo (#9). Butler and Eisenberg were each beaten in three games. Litvin fought hard but was eventually beaten in four tight games. Elizondo battled hard in another tight match that could have gone either way, but was unlucky to fall 3-2 in the end. Shuck played a brilliant marathon match with a strong Midd player that went to five games, and after fighting off a couple match balls in the final game, he pulled it out 14-12 in the fifth.

The Ephs have their final regular season match away to Brown on Thursday before heading to nationals from February 23-25. The team hopes to welcome a few players back from injury and also have a couple others back to full fitness by that time.

  Middlebury College Rating Williams College Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S Cembalest, Will 5.3399 Shuck, Carl W. 5.3869 15-17,11-6,11-5,5-11,14-12 Williams College C
2S Ellen, Jacob 5.32628 Khosrowshahi, Wyatt 5.23267 11-5,11-9,13-11 Middlebury College C
3S Kagan, Jacob A. 5.36402 Butler, Anand M. 4.96621 11-4,11-6,11-8 Middlebury College C
4S Pearson, Henry 5.02995 Smith, Claude K 4.98685 11-4,11-7,11-2 Middlebury College C
5S Hinton, Wiatt F. 5.09638 Eisenberg, Ben R. 5.02395 11-3,12-10,11-7 Middlebury College C
6S Epley, John C 5.31867 Havran, Jamie E. 4.92443 11-3,10-12,11-7,11-3 Middlebury College C
7S Merrill, Alexander O. 5.05476 Litvin, Andrew N. 4.87851 11-8,12-10,9-11,11-4 Middlebury College C
8S Wolpow, Thomas S 4.96153 Ruggiero, Will 5.00099 11-0,6-11,11-2,11-8 Middlebury College C
9S Kurth, William B. 5.1735 Elizondo, Mason 4.92792 8-11,14-12,11-9,4-11,12-10 Middlebury College C
10S Swope, Ryan 4.88322 Smith, Patrick R 4.8526 11-4,11-8,11-8 Middlebury College C