January 29, 2006

Engineers Defeat Fordham and Northeastern

Jan. 29, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A week after winning their first match of the season against Penn State, the squash team picked up two more victories against Fordham and Northeastern on Saturday. Host MIT first beat Fordham 7-2 and then defeated Northeastern 5-4. The Engineers (3-5) have now won three straight contests.

In the Fordham match, MIT won all but two games. Senior captain Nadeem Mazen, junior Ashwin Deshpande and freshman Justin Stillwell all won in straight sets. Junior Duncan Ma, freshman Chris Buenrostro, junior Jehan de Fonseka and freshman Saad Zakeer needed four games to win their matches.

The Engineers were equally impressive against Northeastern and managed to edge out a 5-4 victory to conclude Saturday with a 2-0 record.

MIT vs. Fordham (1/28)

Final Team Score: MIT 7, Fordham 2

 

Results

 

1) Duncan Ma (M) def. Phil Bednarczyk (F), 3-9, 9-5, 9-4, 9-4

2) Nadeem Mazen (M) def. Andrew Ahlborn (F), 9-2, 9-5, 9-3

3) Ashwin Deshpande (M) def. Will Hayes (F), 9-4, 9-4, 9-6
4) Justin Stillwell (M) def. Mike Brigoli (F), 9-2, 9-5, 9-4
5) Chris Buenrostro (M) def. Ryan McFarland (F), 2-9, 9-7, 9-3, 9-1
6) Jehan de Fonseka (M) def. Mike Fee (F), 9-0, 9-0, 2-9, 9-7
7) Saad Zakeer (M) def. Sebastian Cahill (F), 9-10, 9-4, 9-6, 9-3
8) Charlie Sterken (F) def. Dave Baumgartner (M), 9-7, 9-5, 9-1
9) Ben Ehrman (F) def. Jonathan Fu (M), 9-1, 9-0, 9-1

 

 

MIT vs. Northeastern (1/28)
Final Team Score: MIT 5, Northeastern 4

 

Results

 

1) Chris Birkins (NE) def. Duncan Ma (M), 9-4, 9-3, 9-4   

2) Nadeem Mazen (M) def. Tim Heneraty (NE), 9-5, 5-9, 9-0, 9-2

3) Ashwin Deshpande (M) def. James Birkins (NE), 9-6, 9-5, 9-1  

4) Justin Stilwell (M) def. Steve Portela (NE), 9-1, 9-1, 9-3                        

5) Chris Buenrostoro (M) def. Adam Bolduc (NE), 9-4, 7-9, 9-0, 9-5                                   

6) Clayton Quarrels (NE) def. Jehan DeFonseka (M), 5-9, 9-5, 9-1, 9-4                    

7) Saad Zaheer (M) def. Mike Prince (NE), 9-5, 9-2, 7-9, 9-0                 

8) Dave Franco (NE) def. David Baumgartner (M), 9-1, 9-1, 9-1                        

9) Darius Wilsey (NE) def. Jonathan Fu (M), 9-2, 9-1, 9-4                                  

10) Thatcher Clay (M) def. Narath Serei (NE), 9-7, 9-6, 9-6                                           

11) Steve Souza  (NE) def. Wajaat Khan (M), 9-5, 2-9, 9-5, 9-6              

12) Balaji Sidhar (M) def. Stuart Carter (NE), 9-4, 9-4, 9-1