February 28, 2011

Squash Shines at CSA National Team Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing for the Chaffee Cup at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship, the MIT squash team fell to Vanderbilt University, 6-3, in the title match. The Engineers made program history by opening the weekend with back-to-back wins as they topped University of Washington, 6-3, and University of California-Berkeley, 5-4, en route to the championship tilt.

West Hubbard, John Kucharczyk, and Austin Anderson each completed the weekend undefeated while Sunny Long and Steve Howland both posted ledgers of 2-1. In addition, Abhi Mitra, Joey Lemberg, and Mick Zomnir nearly pulled off several five-game battles.

MIT vs. University of Washington
Final Team Score: MIT 6, Washington 3

1. West Hubbard (M) def. Robert Young (W), 11-6, 10-12, 11-3, 11-7
2. Mick Zomnir (M) def. Johann Huang (W), 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4
3. John Kucharczyk (M) def. Steve Stevenson (W), 11-3, 11-6, 11-8
4. Austin Anderson (M) def. Parisa Khalighi (W), 11-8, 11-6, 11-6
5. Ben Bryan (W) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 13-15, 11-6
6. Eugene Chau (W) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 12-10, 8-11, 14-12, 11-6
7. Kevin Park (W) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 13-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-8
8. Sunny Long (M) def. Nathan Bilbao (W), 11-7, 11-6, 11-7
9. Steve Howland (M) def. Jakob Lupa (W), 11-6, 11-9, 11-2

MIT vs. University of California – Berkeley
Final Team Score: MIT 5, Berkeley 4

1. West Hubbard (M) def. Aditya Gupta (B), 11-7, 11-5, 11-4
2. Julian Gill (B) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 11-4, 11-8, 11-1
3. John Kucharczyk (M) def. Himanshu Jatia (B), 9-11, 16-14, 11-6, 13-11
4. Austin Anderson (M) def. Hussain Raza (B), 12-10, 4-11, 11-4, 11-5
5. Matthew Waid (B) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 13-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7
6. Kedarnath Viswanathan (B) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 5-11, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 12-10
7. Liam King (B) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 11-5
8. Sunny Long (M) def. Akshay Dugar (B), 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
9. Steve Howland (M) def. Eben Margolis (B), 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4

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

1. West Hubbard (M) def. Zachary Hoyt (V), 11-3, 11-7, 11-4
2. Tyler Kopp (V) def. Mick Zomnir (M), 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10
3. John Kucharczyk (M) def. Dylan Tracy (V), 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
4. Austin Anderson (M) def. Kyungsoo Woo (V), 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7
5. Austin Schiff (V) def. Abhi Mitra (M), 11-8, 11-7, 11-8
6. Amos Kendall (V) def. Joey Lemberg (M), 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9
7. Zulkifli Ahmad (V) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M), 11-8, 11-5, 11-5
8. Thomas Matthews (V) def. Sunny Long (M), 11-9, 11-3, 13-11
9. Bert Van Den Hooff (V) def. Steve Howland (M), 11-7, 11-8, 13-11