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|