Ephs Squash Downs Bates Bobcats 7-2

Will Means '20
Will Means '20

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