Men’s Squash Falls to No. 18 Williams, But Defeats No. 22 Amherst

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – After falling to No. 18 Williams College, 8-1, the 19th-ranked Wesleyan University men's squash team responded with a narrow 5-4 win over No. 22 Amherst College Sunday afternoon in a pair of Little Three dual matches on the campus of Williams.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following the 1-1 split, the Cardinals are now 7-4 overall in dual matches this season.
  • David Sneed '17 picked up Wesleyan's lone win in the first match of the day as he defeated Michael Petrick of the Ephs on the No. 5 court, 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-6).
  • Guy Davidson '16 was edged in the No. 1 spot in a back-and-forth match against Jamie Ruggiero. Davidson took the first and third sets by scores of 11-7 and 11-9, respectively. However, Ruggiero claimed back-to-back 11-6 wins to claim the victory.
  • Chris Hart '17, Zach Roach '17 and Grant Lounsbury '17 each fell 3-1 on their respective courts (No. 3, 6 and 7), while Williams swept the remaining four spots.
  • Wesleyan responded in the second match against Amherst, 5-4.
  • Hart, Alex Kamisher '17, Sneed, Lounsbury and Jason Brandner '16 claimed wins for the Cardinals, while Davidson and Raheem Logan '16 held 2-0 leads before falling short, 3-2 from the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively.
  • Hart and Brander swept their opponents. Hart claimed the No. 3 spot by scores of 11-9, 11-8, 11-8, while Brander took the No. 9 position by scores of 11-8, 11-4, 11-3.
  • Kamisher and Sneed both recovered from 1-0 deficits to earn 3-1 wins. Kamisher claimed the No. 4 court with scores of 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6, and Sneed took the No. 5 spot, 2-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-2.
  • Lounsbury picked up a 3-1 victory in the No. 7 position with scores of 11-8, 3-11, 11-9, 11-7.

UP NEXT

  • Wesleyan awaits its seeding in the 2016 NESCAC Championship, and will return to action Friday, Feb. 5 for first round action at the George A. Kellner Squash Center on the campus of Trinity College.