Ephs Bested by No. 9 Drexel 7-2

John Fitzgerald '19
John Fitzgerald '19

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - The Men's team rallied for another match against a quality opponent, the No. 9 Drexel Dragons. On first was Anand Butler '19 (#9), David Pincus '20 (#6), and Wyatt Khosrowshahi '21 (#3). Butler carried his momentum from his win yesterday against Columbia, delivering a valuable point to open the match. Pincus and Khosrowshahi were bested in three and four games, respectively. Krish Bhavnani '22 (#8), A.J. Solecki '21 (#5), and Jacob Bassil '22 (#2) were on second round. Showcasing the Men's depth in the lineup, Bhavnani battled back from a two-game deficit, winning a five game thriller against a quality opponent. Solecki was outplayed by a a very strong opponent, but was neck and neck throughout the match and had opportunity to extend the match beyond three games. Similarly, Bassil challenged his opponent in a lengthy and close four game dual. Co-Captain Ben Eisenberg '19 (#7), William Means '20 (#4), and Co-Captain John Fitzgerald '19 (#1) started their matches while the score was 4-2 Drexel, allowing for the possibility of a win with three straight wins. Eisenberg, up 2-1, ultimatley was edged in a spectacular 11-9 fifth game finish. Means fell 3-0 to a strong opponent, while Fitzgerald was defeated in an exciting and close four gamer.

The Men will complete the weekend's matches against Tufts tomorrow at 3:00pm in the Simon Squash Center.

  Williams College Rating Drexel University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S Fitzgerald, John C 5.51112 Ming, Bransten  5.77326 11-8,9-11,11-5,11-8 Drexel University C
2S Bassil, Jacob  5.33769 Knudsen, Matias  Non-member 11-4,11-6,12-14,11-2 Drexel University C
3S Khosrowshahi, Wyatt  5.23276 Kachur, Dylan  5.61171 13-11,11-4,6-11,11-5 Drexel University C
4S Means, William W 5.26344 Krueger, Filip  Non-member 11-3,11-8,11-5 Drexel University C
5S Solecki, A.J.  5.33362 Willemse, Luke  Lapsed-member 11-3,12-10,11-9 Drexel University C
6S Pincus, David  5.19696 Heaton, Noel  Non-member 12-10,11-6,11-4 Drexel University C
7S Eisenberg, Ben R. 5.08693 Raymond, Royston  5.24557 11-5,3-11,10-12,11-1,11-9 Drexel University C
8S Bhavnani, Krish S 5.32612 Hughes, Josh  5.28361 5-11,8-11,11-8,15-13,11-5 Williams College C
9S Butler, Anand M. 5.0188 Grady, Will  5.06064 11-9,9-11,11-4,11-6 Williams College C
10S Merino, Oscar  4.87276 Dalal, Shaan  Lapsed-member 7-11,11-9,11-6,13-11 Drexel University C