Navy Squash Splits Weekend Road Matches
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Spending the second straight week on the road, the 14th-ranked Navy squash team (14-7) dropped a 7-2 decision to #9 Yale on Saturday before closing out the weekend with a 9-0 sweep over #31 Wesleyan on Sunday.
Rookie Jack Lentz (Philadelphia, Pa.) and junior Dylan Sweeney (New York, N.Y.) produced 2-0 marks on the weekend to pace the Mids. Lentz, who was hit in the face and received a handful of stitches to his mouth following his Yale match, won a five-gamer against the Bulldogs’ Max Martin at the #3 position. Martin won games one and three, but Lentz was able to pull even with a pivotal 13-11 win in the second and an 11-9 mark in the fourth. He captured the win over the Yale senior behind an 11-7 victory in the fifth. Meanwhile, Lentz never gave up more than three points in any game en route to a 3-0 sweep against Wesleyan sophomore William Bienstock. With a successful weekend behind him, he now stands tied with junior Senen Ubina (Greenwich, Conn.) for the most wins on the team with 17 (17-4).
Sweeney put together his most complete and dominant performance of the year in a 3-0 victory against Yale senior Thomas Kingshott at the #6 slot. Sweeney, who now stands 14-7 on the year, followed up with a 3-0 sweep against Wesleyan sophomore Alex Dreyfus. With his pair of wins, Sweeney joined Navy’s all-time top-25 wins list where he stands tied with Billy Abrams (2009-12) for 24th with a 54-21 record.
Splitting matches this weekend were Jack Herold (Sr / Chicago, Ill.) at #1, Michael Kacergis (So / Malvern, Pa.) at #2, Owen Davis (So / Rydal, Pa.) at #4, Ubina at #5, Jamie Kjorlien (Jr / Greenwich, Conn.) at #7, Sam McCartney (Sr / Chicago, Ill.) at #8 and Greg Hyer (Sr / Tenafly, N.J.) at #9. With his 3-1 win over Wesleyan’s Sean Choi, Herald moved into sole possession of 16th on the Mids’ all-time wins list with 63, while Ubina is tied for 21st alongside Michael Beautyman Jr. (2005-09) with a 57-22 mark.
The Midshipmen return to action and to the road on Wednesday when they travel to Philadelphia to play a neutral site match against #15 Cornell. Action is slated to begin at 6:00 pm on the campus of Drexel University.
Yale def. Navy, 7-2
1 - Spencer Lovejoy (Y) def. Jack Herold (N), 11-8, 11-8, 11-9
2 - Harrison Gill (Y) def. Michael Kacergis (N) , 11-5, 11-6, 13-11
3 - Jack Lentz (N) def. Max Martin (Y), 7-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7
4 - Arjun Kochhar (Y) def. Owen Davis (N), 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
5 - Pierson Broadwater (Y) def. Senen Ubina (N), 12-10, 11-6, 11-6
6 - Dylan Sweeney (N) def. Thomas Kingshott (Y), 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
7 - Tyler Carney (Y) def. Jamie Kjorlien (N), 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
8 - Yohan Pandole (Y) def. Sam McCartney (N), 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7
9 - Jay Losty (Y) def. Greg Hyer (N), 11-7, 11-6, 11-9
Navy def. Wesleyan, 9-0
1 - Jack Herold (N) def. Sean Choi (W), 11-13, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5
2 - Michael Kacergis (N) def. Yahya Ladiwala (W), 11-1, 11-3, 11-2
3 - Jack Lentz (N) def. William Bienstock (W), 11-2, 11-3, 11-2
4 - Owen Davis (N) def. Josh Lane (W), 11-6, 11-2, 11-4
5 - Senen Ubina (N) def. Jackson Rubinoff (W), 11-2, 11-5, 11-4
6 - Dylan Sweeney (N) def. Alex Dreyfus (W), 11-4, 11-3, 11-7
7 - Jamie Kjorlien (N) def. Kevin Le (W), 11-48, 11-4, 11-2
8 - Sam McCartney (N) def. William Coburn (W), 11-4, 11-2, 11-4
9 - Greg Hyer (N) def. Premchai Bunsermvicha (W), 12-10, 11-3, 11-0
### Go Navy ###