CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After winning against Bryant University by a score of 6-3 last night, the MIT squash team went on to defeat Bard College by a score of 9-0 at home on Saturday morning. This brings Tech's season record to 6-4.
Three different Engineers, all three of whom are juniors, held their opponents to zero points in at least one of their three games. David Bian (Austin, Texas) won his first and third games against Jeremy Goldsher, 11-3, 11-3, and won the middle game by a score of 11-0. At No. 5, Gray Riley (Wellesley, Mass.) defeated Satwiak Srikrishnan by a score of 11-4, 11-4 in the first two games and blanked him in the final game. At No. 7, Sarah Fay (South Hadley, Mass.) held Stephanie Parent to zero points in both the first and third games and won the second, 11-3.
All of the matches were relatively low scoring; of each opponent that was faced, only one was able to score more than four points in a game, and that occurred at the No. 1 spot. Freshman Nikhil Punwaney (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) played three very close games, but walked away with the win by a score of 11-9, 11-7, 11-8. At No. 2, freshman Tyler Finkelstein (Greenwich, Conn.) had an 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 victory against Abe Etkin and, at No. 9, classmate Aaron Zwiebach (Newton, Mass.) easily earned a win against Morgan Evans, 11-1, 11-3, 11-3.
Tech will not play another match until Tuesday, Jan. 21, when it hosts Boston College at 7:00 p.m. MIT will then be on the road for two matches before returning home to host three more before nationals begin.