WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - Men's Squash returned to the Simon Squash Center at 2:00 p.m. to face the Bates Bobcats. One of the key matches for this season for NESCAC standings, the Ephs rose to the occasion, converting close four-game and five-game matches. From the onset, the Ephs went up 2-0 with clinical three-game finishes from co-captain Ben Eisenberg '19 (#9) and Krish Bhavnani '22 (#6). In a 90-minute thriller, Wyatt Khosrowshahi '21 (#3) overcame a missed opportunity to close the match in four games with a clutch fifth game performance, which was 11-8.
The Bobcats answered with wins at #5 and #2. Jacob Bassil '22 (#5) played a talented opponent and was narrowly upset 11-6 in the fifth game. Carl Shuck '20 (#2) also played a skilled Bobcats opponent, exchanging point for point in the second, third and fourth games but was edged 3-1. Concluding the second round of matches, David Pincus '21 (#8) came back from a 2-0 deficit and a match ball at 10-9 in the fifth to give the Ephs much needed momentum to go up 4-2, one point from victory.
A.J. Solecki '21 (#7) was on his form, controlling the court and sealing the match for the Ephs at 5-2. William Means '20 (#4) defeated his opponent in a convincing four games adding to the score at 6-2 Ephs. In the last match of the day, Co-Captain John Fitzgerald '19 (#1) came back from one game down to hold off his opponent with a 3-1 win, making the final score 7-2 Ephs.
Coach Zafi Levy commented on the performance: "Very proud of the Men's Team delivering this important win in front of the parents, alumni, and supporters of Williams Squash. I am pleased overall but we will keep working hard in practice for big upcoming matches".
Men's Squash will end the weekend of matches with a match against Colby tomorrow at the Simon Squash Center at 12:00pm.
|Williams College||Rating||Bates College||Rating||Winner's Score||Winner||Status|
|1S||Fitzgerald, John C||5.4585||Bonnell, Graham||5.22597||9-11,11-2,13-11,11-3||Williams College||C|
|2S||Shuck, Carl W.||5.45536||Yousry, Mahmoud||5.35756||6-11,11-7,11-7,11-6||Bates College||C|
|3S||Khosrowshahi, Wyatt||5.23972||Attia, Omar M.||5.1449||11-8,8-11,11-7,13-15,11-8||Williams College||C|
|4S||Means, William W||5.2682||Cannon, Coley||5.2667||11-5,11-5,9-11,11-5||Williams College||C|
|5S||Bassil, Jacob||5.34969||Phillips, Jesper||Non-member||14-12,8-11,11-6,8-11,11-6||Bates College||C|
|6S||Bhavnani, Krish S||5.2179||Rothenberg, Garon G.||5.10369||11-6,11-4,14-12||Williams College||C|
|7S||Solecki, A.J.||5.25664||Abbott, McLeod||5.00626||11-9,11-3,11-7||Williams College||C|
|8S||Pincus, David||5.13121||McComish, Benni||4.95091||10-12,5-11,11-5,11-4,12-10||Williams College||C|
|9S||Eisenberg, Ben R.||5.05781||Muldoon, Dylan||4.87015||11-5,11-6,11-6||Williams College||C|
|10S||Butler, Anand M.||5.04544||Koenigsbauer, Peter J.||4.73335||11-9,6-11,11-2,11-9||Williams College||C|