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Sophomore Alex Patricolo returned to the ladder this weekend where he posted a 2-0 record against Hobart and Haverford.
Feb. 4, 2017

Complete Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- After dropping a pair of matches to top-10 programs Penn and Yale in the last week-and-a-half, Navy squash head coach Craig Dawson held one of his periodic challenge matches.  The results paid dividends as the lineup shuffle paved the way for a pair of Navy shutouts (9-0) Friday and Saturday over #25 Hobart and #35 Haverford.

The 13th-ranked Mids improved to 17-5 on the year, while also pushing their series advantage to 31-6 against Hobart and 20-0 against Haverford.

Michael Kacergis (Fr / Malvern, Pa.), who has enjoyed a sensational rookie campaign, and senior Will Walker (Scarborough, N.Y.) flip-flopped at the #5 and #6 positions this weekend.  Kacergis reached the 20-win milestone (20-2) with 3-0 sweeps over Hobart's Graham Henderson (11-5, 11-6, 11-3) and Haverford's Yash Singh (11-4, 11-2, 11-6).  Walker, meanwhile, moved to the #6 spot and captured a pair of wins to improve to 11-8.

Alex Patricolo (So / Southampton, N.Y.) jumped from the exhibition position (#10) to #8 on the ladder and he, too, earned back-to-back 3-0 victories against Hobart's Ben Shapiro (11-5, 11-6, 11-4) and Haverford's Shilin Jog (11-0, 11-2, 11-3).  Patricolo is now 7-1 on the year.

In one of the best matches of the weekend, Owen Davis (Fr / Rydal, Pa.) scored a 3-1 victory in a marathon match against Hobart's Jack Shannon.  Shannon won game one 13-11, before Davis evened the match with 18-16 triumph in the second.  Davis went on to win out, but both remaining games were tight at 11-9 and 13-11.  He would have a much easier path against Haverford foe Aaron Horwitz, whom he defeated, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9, on Saturday afternoon.  Davis stands second on the team in the wins column with a 17-5 record.

Navy will play its final regular-season match of the season next Sunday when it plays host to Franklin & Marshall at the Halsey Field House International Squash Courts beginning at 2:00 pm.  Navy will honor its two senior members - team captain Randy Beck (Lafayette Hill, Pa)  and Will Walker.


Navy def. Hobart, 9-0
1 - Jack Herold (N) def. Felipe Pantle (H), 11-9, 11-9, 11-3
2 - Senen Ubina (N) def. Terrance Rose (H), 11-8, 11-8, 12-14, 11-9
3 - Owen Davis (N) def. Jack Shannon (H), 11-13, 18-16, 11-9, 13-11
4 - Dylan Sweeney (N) def. Divine Wing (H), 11-9, 12-10, 11-6
5 - Michael Kacergis (N) def. Graham Henderson (H), 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
6 - Will Walker (N) def. Matthew Frantz (H), 11-4, 11-4, 11-6
7 - Jamie Kjorlien (N) def. Cristian Escalona (H), 11-5, 11-6, 11-1
8 - Alex Patricolo (N) def. Ben Shapiro (H), 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
9 - Sam McCartney (N) def. Fred Maynor (H), 11-9, 11-9, 11-9

Navy def. Haverford, 9-0
1 - Jack Herold (N) def. Peter Dudley (H), 11-1, 11-6, 11-8
2 - Senen Ubina (N) def. Tate Miller (H), 11-2, 11-3, 11-7
3 - Owen Davis (N) def. Aaron Horwitz (H), 11-5, 11-5, 11-9
4 - Dylan Sweeney (N) def. Alex Liu (H), 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
5 - Michael Kacergis (N) def. Yash Singh (H), 11-4, 11-2, 11-6
6 - Will Walker (N) def. Zach Cole (H), 11-1, 11-5, 11-2
7 - Jamie Kjorlien (N) def. Ryan Dukarm (H), 11-5, 11-5, 11-2
8 - Alex Patricolo (N) def. Shilin Jog (H), 11-0, 11-2, 11-3
9 - Sam McCartney (N) def. Keshav Kalani (H), 11-4, 11-6, 11-4


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