LEWISTON, ME - The Ephs came up just short in a brutally close encounter with Bates early on Saturday.
Leading off for the Ephs were freshman Wyatt Khosrowshahi (#3), sophomore Claude Smith (#6), and junior Will Ruggiero (#9). Khosrowshahi came out with a solid 3-1 win. Smith and Ruggiero both played five game battles, with Ruggiero able to put a second point on the board for the Ephs while Smith came up just short.
With the Ephs leading 2-1, junior John Fitzgerald (#2), sophomore David Pincus (#5), and senior co-captain Andrew Litvin (#8) took the court. Fitzgerald delivered with another 3-1 win. Pincus and Litvin played another set of battles as was a trend on the mid and bottom courts, but were both disappointed to finish second to two strong Bates opponents, leaving the match deadlocked at 3-3 going into the final wave of play.
Last on were sophomores Will Means (#1) and Carl Shuck (#4), joined by junior Ben Eisenberg (#7). Means had a tough match and was defeated in three games. Eisenberg was next to finish and put a crucial point on the board for the Ephs with a hard-fought five game victory, leaving the match all square at 4-4. In the decider, Shuck fought in a brutal match with a tough Bates opponent, but was ultimately beaten 3-2, leaving the Ephs one point short and giving the Bobcats a 5-4 win.
1. Mahmoud Yousry (B) def. William Means (W) 11-3, 11-4, 11-8
2. John Fitzgerald (W) def. Graham Bonnell (B) 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-4
3. Wyatt Khosrowshahi (W) def. McLeod Abbott (B) 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6
4. Omar Attia (B) def. Carl Shuck (W) 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3
5. Anirudh Nambiar (B) def. David Pincus (W) 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 13-15, 11-9
6. Coley Cannon (B) def. Claude Smith (W) 7-11, 11-1, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6
7. Ben Eisenberg (W) def. Garon Rothenberg (B) 11-5, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6
8. Benni McComish (B) def. Andrew Litvin (W) 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-9
9. Will Ruggiero (W) def. Dylan Muldoon (B) 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 12-10
WATERVILLE, ME - In their second match of the day, the Ephs earned a strong 8-1 win over Colby.
First on were freshman Wyatt Khosrowshahi (#3), joined by senior co-captains Mason Elizondo (#6) and Jamie Havran (#9). Khosrowshahi earned a strong 3-0 win to get the Ephs going. Havran delivered another win, this time 3-1 over a solid Colby opponent. Elizondo battled with a stubborn Colby opponent before eventually coming out on top by a 3-2 scoreline.
Next on were juniors John Fitzgerald (#2) and Anand Butler (#8), along with sophomore David Pincus (#5). The two juniors each earned solid three game wins for the Ephs. Pincus was made to work a bit harder, losing the first game, but eventually came through with a 3-1 victory.
Closing for the Ephs were sophomores Will Means (#1) and Carl Shuck (#4), as well as junior Will Ruggiero (#7). Means and Shuck delivered another pair of 3-0 wins for the Ephs. Ruggiero stayed tough but in the end was beaten 3-1.
|Colby College||Rating||Williams College||Rating||Winner's Score||Winner||Status|
|1S||McBrian, William||5.21406||Means, William W||5.13439||11-4,11-5,11-3||Williams College||C|
|2S||Kwass, Benjamin||4.93406||Fitzgerald, John C||5.48339||11-8,11-8,11-9||Williams College||C|
|3S||Gross, Elliot A.||5.02784||Khosrowshahi, Wyatt||5.25759||11-7,11-7,11-9||Williams College||C|
|4S||Kurtin, Alexander||5.08013||Shuck, Carl W.||5.34257||12-10,11-4,13-11||Williams College||C|
|5S||Holding, Chase||5.13437||Pincus, David||5.14486||9-11,11-7,11-6,11-5||Williams College||C|
|6S||Brodo, Jason D.||4.71921||Elizondo, Mason||4.91252||11-2,9-11,11-7,6-11,11-3||Williams College||C|
|7S||Swapp, Andrew||4.68225||Ruggiero, Will||4.9725||11-9,11-6,11-13,11-8||Colby College||C|
|8S||Epstein, Matthew||4.81002||Butler, Anand M.||4.87814||12-10,15-13,12-10||Williams College||C|
|9S||Beauregard, Charlie||4.81422||Havran, Jamie E.||4.87448||12-10,7-11,11-5,11-2||Williams College||C|
|10S||Darling, James||4.65717||Smith, Patrick R||4.79956||11-2,11-7,11-1||Williams College||C|