Squash Endures Tough Stretch

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The host MIT squash team went through a tough stretch during the weekend of November 22-24. The Engineers fell to Northwestern University and Colby College by 7-2 counts, while dropping 9-0 decisions to Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University.

Tech got wins from Robert Habib and Joey Lemberg against Northwestern. Habib took three straight, after falling in the first game, winning 6-11, 11-6 11-0, 11-6. Lemberg won in five games, 13-11, 11-5, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8.

Against Colby, John Kucharczyk swept by a count of 11-8, 11-4, 11-3. Kucharczyk also did well against Northwestern, despite falling, 11-3, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7. Austin Anderson kept things against Wesleyan, dropping an 11-6, 10-12, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6 decision.

MIT will host Tufts University, Northeastern University, and Middlebury College on Saturday, December 5.

Northwestern University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Northwestern 7, MIT 2

1. Unknown opponent (N) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-4, 11-4, 11-3
2. Akhil Daswani (N) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-4, 11-5, 11-4
3. Eugene Kim (N) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-4, 11-2, 11-2
4. Robert Habib (M) def. William Benedict (N), 6-11, 11-6, 11-0, 11-6
5. Kwang Ho Roh (N) def. George Pratt (M), 12-10, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5
6. Andrew Liu (N) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-3, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7
7. Chan Moon Park (N) def. Ishaan Chugh (M), 11-8, 12-10, 11-6
8. Joey Lemberg (M) def. Vivan Som (N), 13-11, 11-5, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8
9. Gabriel Parra (N) def. Unknown opponent (M), 10-12, 11-7, 11-0, 11-3
Exhibition: Diana Sands (N) def. Unknown opponent (M), 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8

Colby College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Colby 7, MIT 2

1. Harry Smith (C) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
2. William Sullivan (C) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
3. Nat Cooper (C) def. Austin Anderson (M), 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4
4. Daniel Lesser (C) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-6, 11-7, 11-9
5. William Greenberg (C) def. George Pratt (M), 11-7, 6-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-8
6. John Kucharczyk (M) def. Schulyer Weiss (C), 11-8, 11-4, 11-3
7. Ken Cramer (C) def. Ishaan Chugh (M), 11-5, 12-10, 11-1
8. Peter Gabranski (C) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-5, 11-8, 11-5
9. Unknown opponent (M) def. Stephen Nodder (C), 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 10-12, 14-12
Exhibition: Peter Jones (C) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-7, 11-6, 11-5

Bowdoin College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Bowdoin 9, MIT 0

1. Andrew Bernard (B) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-0, 8-11, 11-6, 11-2
2. Arun Makhija (B) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-5, 11-2, 11-7
3. Andrew Hilboldt (B) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-4, 11-2, 11-2
4. Elliot Beck (B) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-3, 11-8, 14-12
5. Christopher Jayne (B) def. George Pratt (M), 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7
6. Andrew Sprague (B) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-3, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5
7. Ryan Erskine (B) def. Ishaan Chugh (M), 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2
8. Brian Gladstone (B) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
9. Clint Trenkelbach (B) def. Unknown opponent (M), 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5
Exhibition: Carl Barnard (B) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-0, 11-3, 11-0

Wesleyan University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Wesleyan 9, MIT 0

1. Matthew Candal (W) def. Andrew Yoon (M), 11-7, 13-11, 11-6
2. Dale Kobrin (W) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-4, 4-11, 11-5, 11-3
3. Nate Fowles (W) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-6, 10-12, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6
4. Lee Brewster (W) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-3, 4-11, 11-9, 11-4
5. Lonnie Gibbs (W) def. George Pratt (M), 12-14, 11-7, 11-8, 12-10
6. Luke Wherry (W) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-5
7. Graham Immerman (W) def. Ishaan Chugh (M), 11-3, 11-5, 11-1
8. Kyle Becker-Mackee (W) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 14-12, 12-10, 12-10
9. Shivan Bhavnani (W) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-6, 11-9, 11-4
Exhibition: Keitaro Sagawa (W) def. Unknown opponent (M), 11-2, 11-0, 11-1