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Men's squash tops Hamilton, nearly pulls off upset at tourney

CLINTON, N.Y. -- After nearly pulling off an upset of third-seeded Williams College, the sixth-seeded Colby College men's squash team settled for a 9-0 victory over Hamilton College on the second day of the NESCAC Championships at Hamilton.

The Mules will play Amherst College on Sunday at 9 a.m. in the fifth-place match.
 
In the Hamilton match, first position player Will McBrian fought back from two sets down to pull out a 3-2 victory. Chase Holding also had a 3-2 win for the Mules. 
 
The Mules had fallen 8-1 to Williams a few weeks ago at home, but many of the matches were tight. Colby won position matches four to seven and could have won the match if not for three tough 3-2 setbacks.
 
Will Pepi, Alex Kurtin, Holding, and Jason Brodo won matches for Colby against the Ephs.
 
#24 Colby College Men 9, #26 Hamilton College Men 0
Feb 03, 2018 at Clinton, N.Y. (Little Squash Center) 

 

Singles competition
1. Will McBrian (COLM) def. Colin O'Dowd (HAMM) 7-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
2. Ben Kwass (COLM) def. Callum Sondhi (HAMM) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7
3. Elliot Gross (COLM) def. John Sawyers (HAMM) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
4. Will Pepi (COLM) def. Nick Conzelman (HAMM) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4
5. Alex Kurtin (COLM) def. Tristan Chaix (HAMM) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
6. Chase Holding (COLM) def. Atticus Jones (HAMM) 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8
7. Jason Brodo (COLM) def. Jonathan Ruth (HAMM) 6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-9
8. Andrew Swapp (COLM) def. Ward Urban (HAMM) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8
9. Matt Epstein (COLM) def. Will Jordan (HAMM) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
 

 

Williams 5, Colby 4
#19 Williams College Men 5, #24 Colby College Men 4

 


Singles competition
1. John Fitz-Gerald (WILM) def. Will McBrian (COLM) 11-7, 11-4, 11-8
2. Carl Shuck (WILM) def. Ben Kwass (COLM) 9-11, 11-4, 11-3, 8-11, 13-11
3. Will Means (WILM) def. Elliot Gross (COLM) 6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-5
4. Will Pepi (COLM) def. Wyatt Khosrowshahi (WILM) 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 13-11
5. Alex Kurtin (COLM) def. Anand Butler (WILM) 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5
6. Chase Holding (COLM) def. Claude Smith (WILM) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5
7. Jason Brodo (COLM) def. Andrew Litvin (WILM) 7-11, 13-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7
8. Will Ruggiero (WILM) def. Andrew Swapp (COLM) 5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7
9. Mason Elizando (WILM) def. Matt Epstein (COLM) 11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-2