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Men's Squash Falls to No. 23 Colby and No. 29 Tufts

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

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The No. 25 Wesleyan University men's squash team fell twice against NESCAC competition on Saturday at the Rosenbaum Squash Center, dropping matches to No. 23 Colby, 8-1, and No. 29 Tufts, 7-2. Sophomore Will Bienstock was a bright spot for the Cardinals, as he won both his matches in five games, coming back from 0-2 down against Colby for Wesleyan's only point against the Mules.

COLBY MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bienstock's comeback win at No. 3 over William Pepi highlighted the match for Wesleyan. In what was the longest and closest match of the day, Bienstock prevailed by a final score of 4-11, 5-11, 11-4, 11-7, 13-11.
  • Freshman Sean Choi gave Ben Kwass all he could handle at No. 1, taking the first two games before Kwass drew on his experience to mount a spirited comeback and win 10-12, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7.
  • At No. 6, junior Kevin Le was the only other Cardinal to push Colby past three games, taking the second against Jason Brodo but ultimately falling 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9.

TUFTS MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sophomore Alex Dreyfus put in an impressive performance at No. 5 against Salik Awan, winning in straightforward fashion 11-7, 11-4, 11-9.
  • Bienstock was the only other winner for Wesleyan, defeating Brett Raskopf 5-11, 11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 11-6.
  • At No. 1, Choi again pushed his opponent to the brink but was unable to seal the victory, going down to Raghav Kumar 12-10, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan returns to action this Friday, December 8th when it hosts Connecticut College in its last match before January.