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Cardinals Swept by Williams and Amherst

Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The 31st-ranked Wesleyan University men's squash team competed in the Little Three Championship at Williams College on Saturday. The Cardinals fell to No. 19 Williams in their morning match, 9-0, and dropped its afternoon match to No. 23 Amherst, 9-0.

Following the losses, Wesleyan dropped to 2-11 on the season. The Ephs went 2-0 on the day to improve to 10-8, and Amherst finished 1-1 and are now 5-6 on the year.

LITTLE THREE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sean Choi, Andrew Doucette, and Scott Ji won sets for the Cardinals in the match against Williams, while the Ephs swept the No. 2-7 positions.
  • Trailing 2-0 (11-4, 11-6) in the No. 1 spot, Choi claimed a 12-10 victory in the third before falling short to John Fitzgerald in the fourth, 11-7.
  • Doucette lost to Oscar Merino in the No. 8 position by scores of 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, and Ji lost the No. 9 match by marks of 11-3, 11-6, 10-12, 11-2.
  • In their second match of the day, Choi and Ji won two sets each and Alex Dreyfus claimed another. However, the Cardinals were swept in the No. 2-5 spots, as well as No. 7-8.
  • Choi lost a five-set thriller in the No. 1 position against Terrence Wang by scores of 5-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, and Ji dropped a five-set match against Arnav Parikh by marks of 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7.
  • Dreyfus picked up a win in the third set but lost the No. 6 match against David Merkel, 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 11-2.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will now prepare for the NESCAC Championships which will take place at Middlebury next weekend. The three-day tournament begins Friday, Feb. 1 and ends Sunday, Feb. 3.