Feb. 11, 2012
LANCASTER, Pa. — The 12th-ranked Navy squash team suffered just its sixth loss of the season, dropping an 8-1 decision to No. 8 Franklin & Marshall Saturday afternoon in Lancaster, Pa.
Junior Hunter Bouchard (Greenville, Del.) played one of his best matches of the season, taking a solid 3-1 victory over Franklin & Marshall rookie Alex Arjoon at the No. 4 slot, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10.
Navy had two matches slip away from it after taking a 2-0 lead. Team captain John Tracey (Owings Mills, Md.) opened up with back-to-back wins, 11-9 and 11-6, over F&M sophomore Sujat Barua at the No. 7 position, however Barua came back to take the match in five games with 11-9, 11-8 and 11-5 wins over the final three games.
Sophomore Hunter Beck (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) also jumped out to a 2-0 advantage over junior Pat Cunningham of Franklin & Marshall, however, Cunningham fought back and won three in a row, 11-6, 11-5, 13-11, to win the No. 9 match.
Junior Billy Abrams (Wilmington, Del.) fell behind, 11-6, in his match at No. 6 against the Diplomats’ Aadit Zaveri, but evened things up with a 12-10 game two win. Zaveri, though, came back to take the four-game match with 11-8 and 11-1 wins.
Meanwhile, Navy freshman Andrew McGuinness (Merion Station, Pa.) opened up a 1-0 lead over Franklin & Marshll senior Gabriel de Melo following an 11-8 win. de Melo rallied and won the next three games to take the match at No. 1.
The Midshipmen will travel to Princeton, N.J. next week to compete at the College Squash Association Team Championship. The team draws will be available early next week.
Franklin & Marshall def. Navy, 8-1
1 - Gabriel de Melo (FM) def. Andrew McGuinness (N), 8-11, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7
2 - Guilherme de Melo (FM) def. Hunter Abrams (N), 13-11, 11-5, 12-10
3 - Mauricio Sedano (FM) def. Jim Kacergis (N), 11-3, 11-6, 11-9
4 - Hunter Bouchard (N) def. Alex Arjoon (FM), 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10
5 - Mauricio Sedano (FM) def. Colin Barry (N), 11-7, 11-9, 11-6
6 - Aadit Zaveri (FM) def. Billy Abrams (N), 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-1
7 - Sujat Barua (FM) def. John Tracey (N), 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5
8 - Brian Henry (FM) def. John Richey (N), 11-2, 11-7, 11-7
9 - Pat Cunningham (FM) def. Hunter Beck (N), 7-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 13-11
### Go Navy ###