Ephs Squash Finishes Runner-Up to Trinity College in NESCAC Championship Final

Ephs Squash Finishes Runner-Up to Trinity College in NESCAC Championship Final

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Men's Squash competed for the NESCAC Championship against Trinity this afternoon at the Bostwick Squash Center. In a rematch from last week, the Ephs competed hard against the Bantams, but were unable to convert a few five game matches. Co-Captain Ben Eisenberg '19 (#9) started the day with a big convincing 3-0 win. Krish Bhavnani '22 (#6) was neck and neck in the first two games, having a game ball in the second before falling in three games. Wyatt Khosrowshahi '21 (#3) played excellent squash, pushing his opponent to five games and was 8-8 in teh fifth game before receiving a couple of unlucky bouces which led to an 11-8 loss in the fifth.

Trailing 2-1 to the Bantams, David Pincus '20 (#8) and Carl Shuck '20 (#2) fell in three contested games. Soon after, Co-Captain John Fitzgerald '19 (#1) lost in three, which gave the Bantams the necessary fifth win to clinch the match. Jacob Bassil '22 (#5) was in a marathon match, marked by a blood timeout, and secured the fourth game 11-9. Bassil looked like he was on the brink of victory but was barely edged 11-9 in the fifth game, giving the Bantams a 6-1 lead. A.J. Solecki '21 (#7) was up 2-0 before his opponent rallied three straight games to win the match. Williams Means '20 (#4) concluded the match after losing 3-0. 

  Trinity College Rating Williams College Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S De Mulder, Tom  5.89581 Fitzgerald, John C 5.46566 11-6,11-3,11-6 Trinity College C
2S Sakr, Ziad  5.97138 Shuck, Carl W. 5.35403 11-4,11-7,11-5 Trinity College C
3S Tolba, Aly H 5.70755 Khosrowshahi, Wyatt  5.32917 8-11,11-8,11-7,9-11,11-8 Trinity College C
4S Adik, Aryaman  5.58648 Means, William W 5.31836 11-9,11-4,11-4 Trinity College C
5S Curtis, Will  5.51127 Bassil, Jacob  5.31855 11-7,11-9,5-11,9-11,11-9 Trinity College C
6S Patrick, Nku  5.74736 Bhavnani, Krish S 5.22213 11-9,12-10,11-3 Trinity College C
7S O'sullivan, Patrick J 5.4868 Solecki, A.J.  5.3221 10-12,9-11,11-4,11-7,11-7 Trinity College C
8S Pant, Mudit  5.46982 Pincus, David  5.16379 11-9,11-9,11-4 Trinity College C
9S Rios, Martin  5.43458 Eisenberg, Ben R. 5.0702 11-8,11-9,11-7 Williams College C
10S Giordano, Burke S. 5.32571 Smith, Claude K 4.95922 11-13,10-12,11-6,11-6,16-14 Williams College C