Dartmouth Wins Tight Matches to Cruise Past Mids
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Tenth-ranked Dartmouth (1-0) used the momentum from winning three five-game matches to pull ahead of the Mids and defeat the 14th-ranked Navy squash team (10-3), 7-2, Saturday afternoon at Halsey Field House in Annapolis.
Navy pocketed a pair of wins behind its No. 2 and 3 players, freshman Jack Lentz (Philadelphia, Pa.) and senior team captain Jack Herold (Chicago, Ill.), respectively. Lentz fell behind in his match against junior Carson Spahr, dropping the opening game, 11-7. The rookie battled back and won three in a row, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9, to capture the victory and improve to 12-1 on the year.
Herold, meanwhile, also improved to 12-1 after putting away Dartmouth rookie Toby Harding in three games, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
After winning the first game in his match against freshman Reg Anderson, junior Dylan Sweeney (New York, N.Y.) dropped two in a row at the No. 7 position. Sweeney, though, fought his way back into the match be scoring an 11-9 victory in the fourth. Anderson, however, would salt away the match with an 11-6 win in the fifth.
Second-year standout Owen Davis (Rydal, Pa.) s had his 10-match winning streak snapped at the No. 8 slot. Dartmouth’s James Bell jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Davis answered with back-to-back wins, 11-2 and 13-11 to force a fifth game. The two players traded points until Bell finally was able to close out the victory in the fifth, 15-13.
Sophomore Drew Monroe owned a 2-1 advantage in his match against Greg Hyer (Tenafly, N.J.) at the No. 9 spot before the Navy senior rallied to knot the match at 2-2 with an 11-1 win in the fourth. Monroe, however, would prove to be victor with an 11-5 win in the fifth.
Junior Senen Ubina (Greenwich, Conn.) also saw his 10-match winning streak derailed as junior Matt Giegerich dealt Ubina a 3-1 loss at the No. 4 position.
The Midshipmen will take the next month to focus on final exams and enjoy the holiday break before returning to the courts on Jan. 13 when they play host to #7 Drexel.
Dartmouth def. Navy 7-2
1 - Alvin Heumann (D) def. Michael Kacergis (N), 11-5, 17-15, 11-7
2 - Jack Lentz (N) def. Carson Spahr (D), 7-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9
3 - Jack Herold (N) def. Toby Harding (D), 11-8, 12-10, 11-9
4 - Matt Giegerich (D) def. Senen Ubina (N), 14-12, 7-11, 13-11, 12-10
5 - Sam Epley (D) def. Jamie Kjorlien (N), 15-13, 11-2, 11-6
6 - Brandon De Otaduy (D) def. Sam McCartney (N), 8-11, 13-11, 12-10, 11-4
7 - Reg Anderson (D) def. Dylan Sweeney (N), 8-11, 11-7, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6
8 - James Bell (D) def. Owen Davis (N), 13-11, 11-8, 2-11, 11-13, 15-13
9 - Drew Monroe (D) def. Greg Hyer (N), 11-4, 5-11, 8-11, 11-1, 11-5
### Go Navy ###