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|