Zomnir, Kirschbaum Strong in Defeat as Camels Take Tech, 9-0

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Michael Zomnir and Connor Kirschbaum waged the best battles for the MIT squash team in a 9-0 loss to host Connecticut College at Luce Fieldhouse on Wednesday. The Engineers fell to 2-10 on the year, while the Camels improved to 7-6.

Zomnir won his first two games and continued to play consistently despite a lopsided loss in the third tilt. But he ultimately fell to Jeremy Wong, 12-14, 10-12, 11-1, 11-7, 11-6, in the No. 3 position.

Kirschbaum, meanwhile won his first game and stayed close the rest of the way in a tough 9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-9 loss to Charlie Bolton in the No. 7 spot.

MIT will host Fordham University on Saturday, Jan. 23.

MIT vs. Connecticut College
Final Team Score: Conn. College 9, MIT 0

1. Caleb Garza (C) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-7, 11-3, 11-2
2. Benito Fernandez (C) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-4, 11-9, 15-13
3. Jeremy Wong (C) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 12-14, 10-12, 11-1, 11-7, 11-6
4. Jonathan Markson (C) def. George Pratt (M), 11-9, 11-7, 11-5
5. Christopher King (C) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
6. Asa Welty (C) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-4, 11-8, 11-9
7. Charlie Bolton (C) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-9
8. Will Brown (C) def. Unknown player (M), 11-13, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9
9. Blay Bradley (C) def. William Souillard-Mandar (M), 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
Exhibition: Blay Bradley (C) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-4, 11-4, 11-2