Ephs Fall Against No. 3 Columbia 8-1

Will Means '20
Will Means '20

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - Williams capped off a three match home opener against the Columbia Lions at the Simon Squash Center at 4:30pm today. A test against a top-tier team, the Men held their own. At the onset, Anand Butler '19 (#9) clinically finished his opponent 3-0. David Pincus '20 (#6) and Wyatt Khosrowshahi '21 (#3) both were defeated by challenging opponents, 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. The second round of matches was led by Krish Bhavnani '22 (#8), A.J. Solecki '21 (#5) and Jacob Bassil '22 (#2). Bhavnani was edged in a tight four game dual while Solecki was narrowly defeated in five games. Bassil lost in a tight three game match, making his opponent earn each point. Co-Captain Ben Eisenberg '19 (#7), William Means '20 (#4) and Co-Captain John Fitzgerald '19 (#1) ended the match. Eisenberg was bested in a close four game match and Means and Fitzgerald were outmatched by very strong opponents, the #1 Columbia player being the former top junior player in the world.

The Men will return to Simon Squash Center on Saturday at 12:30pm to face Drexel and on Sunday at 3:00pm against Tufts.

  Williams College Rating Columbia University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S Fitzgerald, John C 5.51316 Senthilkumar, Velavan  6.20189 11-5,11-5,11-5 Columbia University C
2S Bassil, Jacob  5.33383 Wyatt, James  Non-member 11-6,11-8,12-10 Columbia University C
3S Khosrowshahi, Wyatt  5.23842 Hall, Callan M Non-member 11-9,11-6,11-2 Columbia University C
4S Means, William W 5.26776 Robitaille, Carter B. 5.72203 11-2,11-4,11-3 Columbia University C
5S Solecki, A.J.  5.31049 Mann, Robin Singh  5.74136 9-11,11-3,11-4,2-11,11-4 Columbia University C
6S Pincus, David  5.17748 Madi, Adham  5.82212 5-11,11-4,11-7,11-6 Columbia University C
7S Eisenberg, Ben R. 5.07063 Kapur, Krish  5.75077 16-14,11-9,7-11,11-3 Columbia University C
8S Bhavnani, Krish S 5.34145 Jindal, Arman S. 5.47224 12-10,11-9,1-11,11-9 Columbia University C
9S Butler, Anand M. 4.99641 Rebello, Matthew  4.96459 11-5,11-6,11-8 Williams College C
10S Merino, Oscar  4.83481 Amin, Salmaan (Manu)  5.21476 4-11,11-7,11-8,9-11,11-5 Columbia University C