December 13, 2010

Squash Concludes Fall Semester Action

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final week of competition prior to the holiday break, the MIT squash team fell to nationally-ranked No. 13 Brown University (9-0), No. 23 Tufts University (8-1), No. 31 Northeastern University (6-3), and No. 19 Amherst College (8-1). The No. 32 Engineers finished their fall slate with a record of 3-8.

Connor Kirschbaum came from behind to register MIT's lone victory against Tufts (6-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6), while Austin Anderson fell short in a five-game battle. Joey Lemberg, Kirschbaum, and Sunny Long were victorious versus Northeastern as the rest of the squad notched closely contested decisions. West Hubbard capped off the week with an 11-5, 11-5, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6 win against Amherst in the No. 1 position.

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

1. Brad Thompson (B) def. West Hubbard (M), 12-10, 11-6, 11-8
2. Adrian Leanza (B) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-1, 11-6, 11-1
3. Blake Reinson (B) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 11-3, 11-4, 11-4
4. Christopher Holter (B) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-8, 11-4, 11-9
5. Eamon O Connor (B) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-3, 11-6, 11-7
6. William Bryan (B) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-2, 11-4, 11-3
7. Alexander Hsu (B) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-3, 11-3, 11-2
8. Tod Holberton (B) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-5, 11-2, 11-0
9. Charles Lebovitz (B) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-1, 11-4, 11-2

Exhibition
10. Riyad Seervai (B) def. Sunny Long (M), 11-1, 11-3, 11-3

Tufts University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Tufts 8, MIT 1

1. Alex Gross (T) def. West Hubbard (M), 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
2. Benjamin Rind (T) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
3. Henry Miller (T) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 14-12, 11-9, 11-8
4. Michael Abboud (T) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-5, 11-4, 11-2
5. Andrew Kim (T) def. Austin Anderson (M), 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5
6. Tesfa Hailu (T) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
7. Jeremy Ho (T) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 8-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-5
8. Connor Kirschbaum (M) def. Benjamin Briggs (T), 6-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6
9. Christian Metcalf (T) def. Sunny Long (M), 10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7

Exhibition
10. Christopher Mutzel (T) def. Steve Howland (M), 13-11, 11-6, 11-8

MIT vs. Northeastern University
Final Team Score: Northeastern 6, MIT 3

1. Pedro Souza (N) def. West Hubbard (M), 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9
2. Miles Brewer (N) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-9, 6-11, 13-11, 11-6
3. Dennis Brinkworth (N) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7
4. Max Kachur (N) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
5. John Ghublikian (N) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
6. Michael Wegman (N) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9
7. Joey Lemberg (M) def. Keith Sproat (N), 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-8
8. Connor Kirschbaum (M) def. Benjamin Devoise (N), 11-8, 12-10, 11-5
9. Sunny Long (M) def. Stanislav Berenshtein (N), 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5

Exhibition
10. Steve Howland (M) def. Unknown opponent (N), 11-5, 11-2, 13-11

Amherst College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Amherst 8, MIT 1

1. West Hubbard (M) def. Kevin Cecala (A), 11-5, 11-5, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6
2. Charles Quentin (A) def. Robert Habib (M), 11-9, 11-9, 11-4
3. Brian Warner (A) def. Michael Zomnir (M), 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
4. David Kerr (A) def. John Kucharczyk (M), 11-9, 11-4, 11-6
5. Tom Rapisoda (A) def. Austin Anderson (M), 11-3, 11-2, 11-5
6. Todd Levine (A) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-2, 11-6, 11-4
7. Matt Arnold (A) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 11-0, 11-3, 11-5
8. Rodrigo Quan (A) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-4, 11-7, 11-4
9. Zach Porges (A) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-5, 11-4, 11-9