Ephs Finish Second to Strong Western Side in 8-1 Defeat

Will Ruggiero '19
Will Ruggiero '19

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - In another battle with a lot of tight matches, the Ephs were defeated by a deep Western team.

Using the five court system, the first players on court were sophomores Will Means (#2) and David Pincus (#4) and senior co-captains Mason Elizondo (#6) and Jamie Havran (#8). On the top court, Means played an excellent match before eventually falling 3-2 to a strong player. Pincus and Havran also faced strong opponents, and were defeated 3-0 each. Elizondo played a solid match, but in the end was beaten 3-1. The second wave of play included sophomores Carl Shuck (#1) and Claude Smith (#5), freshmen Wyatt Khosrowshahi (#3) and AJ Solecki (#7), and junior Ben Eisenberg (#9). Shuck and Khosrowshahi each had tough matches and played hard but were beaten 3-0. At midcourt, Smith was able to salvage the team's lone win with an excellent performance en route to a 3-0 win. To round off the match Solecki and Eisenberg each played brutal battles, but were both eventually beaten 3-2 by another pair of skilled Western players. Overall, not a bad performance from the team against a tough Western side with some especially impressive individual performances, headlined by Smith's 3-0 win.

The Ephs look to bounce back this afternoon at 3 pm against Dickinson and then tomorrow at noon against Hamilton.

  Williams College Rating Western Ontario Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S Shuck, Carl W. 5.29249 Mill, David 5.47576 12-10,11-4,11-7 Western Ontario C
2S Means, William W 5.10249 Henderson, Matthew 5.54287 6-11,10-12,11-8,11-9,11-6 Western Ontario C
3S Khosrowshahi, Wyatt 5.2487 Rajagopaul, Akasham 5.62497 11-7,12-10,15-13 Western Ontario C
4S Pincus, David 5.23238 Schille, Brett L 5.66396 11-2,11-5,11-8 Western Ontario C
5S Smith, Claude K 5.03144 Houbtchev, Stefan 5.18179 11-5,11-8,11-8 Williams College C
6S Elizondo, Mason 4.91293 Vanwyngaarden, Adam R. 5.28484 11-9,6-11,11-0,11-4 Western Ontario C
7S Solecki, A.J. 5.55449 Kay, Jackson 5.44356 8-11,11-7,11-8,10-12,11-4 Western Ontario C
8S Havran, Jamie E. 4.86093 Guest, Nick 5.29935 11-3,12-10,11-8 Western Ontario C
9S Eisenberg, Ben R. 4.99597 Hill, Bryan K. 5.03722 8-11,8-11,11-9,11-3,11-2 Western Ontario C
10S Merino, Oscar 4.84099 Masuara, Pierce 4.89029 11-5,8-11,11-6,9-11,11-5 Western Ontario C