Mids to Meet #15 Cornell Wednesday in Philly
The 14th-ranked Navy squash team (14-7) will play its seventh consecutive match on the road when it battles #15 Cornell on Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Big Red will face Drexel at 12-Noon before squaring off against Navy at Drexel’s Kline & Specter Squash Center beginning at 6:00 pm.
More on the Mids
Navy split its two road matches over the weekend, dropping a 7-2 decision against ninth-ranked Yale before coming back to dominate Wesleyan, 9-0. The Mids are 6-3 in matches played away from Annapolis and have won five of their last eight on the road (including neutral site matches).
The ladder remained the same for last weekend’s road trip.
1. Jack Herold (Chicago, Ill.), 2. Michael Kacergis (Malvern, Pa.), 3. Jack Lentz (Philadelphia, Pa.), 4. Owen Davis (Rydal, Pa.), 5. Senen Ubina (Greenwich, Conn.), 6. Dylan Sweeney (New York, N.Y.), 7. Jamie Kjorlien (Greenwich, Conn.), 8. Sam McCartney (Chicago, Ill.), 9. Greg Hyer (Tenafly, N.J.), 10-Exh. Alex Patricolo (Southampton, N.Y.)
Having swept their Yale and Wesleyan foes over the weekend, rookie Jack Lentz and junior Dylan Sweeney enter Wednesday’s match on two-match winning streak. Lentz, along with junior Senen Ubina, lead the team with 17 wins apiece.
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.
Team captain Jack Herald moved into sole possession of 16th on the Mids’ all-time wins list with 63 following his 3-1 win over Wesleyan’s Sean Choi, while Ubina is tied for 21st alongside Michael Beautyman Jr. (2005-09) with a 57-22 mark.
More on Cornell
The 15th-ranked Big Red of Cornell owns a 5-6 record and are coming off back-to-back wins over Franklin & Marshall (5-4) and Middlebury (6-3) two weekends ago. Additionally, they have wins over Williams (7-2), Dickinson (7-2) and Hobart (7-2). Their losses have been against Western Ontario (6-3), Columbia (7-2), Virginia (5-4), Harvard (9-0), Dartmouth (8-1) and George Washington (9-0). Junior Perry Hanson and freshman Illia Presman lead the way in the wins category, as both players have put together 5-3 records at the No. 2 and No. 5 positions, respectively.
Cornell will face Drexel on Tuesday (12:00 pm) prior to its match against the Mids at 6:00 pm.
Navy holds a slight 16-15 edge in the series against Cornell which dates back to Feb. 13, 1957 (Navy, 9-0). Seventeen of the 31 matches have played on neutral ground with the Big Red holding a 9-8 advantage in those matches. Navy won 16 of the first 19 matches, however, Cornell has won 12 straight including last year’s CSA Team Championship matchup, 8-1. The Mids’ last win in the series was on Feb. 10, 1996, with Navy taking the 6-3 decision in Annapolis.
Navy will play its final home match of the season a week from Friday (Feb. 9) when it plays host to Middlebury at 5:00 pm. Head coach Craig Dawson will honor its three seniors - team captain Jack Herold, Greg Hyer and Sam McCartney - prior to the start of the match.
### Go Navy ###