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Mids Play Regular-Season Squash Finale at Home

Feb. 11, 2017

This Week
The 13th-ranked Navy squash team (17-5) will play its regular-season finale Sunday afternoon when it plays host to #16 Franklin & Marshall.  Action is set for 2:00 pm at the Halsey Field House International Squash Courts.

More on the Competition
Franklin & Marshall enters Sunday’s match with a 7-10 record and has lost three straight to Cornell (5-4), Rochester (9-0) and George Washington (7-2).  It has wins over Virginia (7-2), Stanford (9-0), Williams (7-2), Middlebury (5-4), Dickinson (8-1), Amherst (9-0) and Colby (8-1).  Leading the way in the wins column for the Diplomats is junior Jackson McCord with a 9-8 record primarily playing the #7 spot.  Senior Cole Osborne, who plays the #1 spot on the ladder,  has a 7-9 record, while three players have six wins apiece.

The Series
Navy owns a 34-22 advantage in its series against Franklin & Marshall, including a 23-6 lead in matches played in Annapolis.  The Mids had lost eight straight to the Diplomats before securing a 5-4 win in last year’s regular-season match in Lancaster, Pa.  F&M came back to post a 6-3 win over the Mids at the CSA Team Championship.

The Ladder
1. Jack Herold (Chicago, Ill.), 2. Senen Ubina (Greenwich, Conn.), 3. Owen Davis (Rydal, Pa.), 4. Dylan Sweeney (New York, N.Y.), 5. Michael Kacergis (Malvern, Pa.), 6. Will Walker (Scarborough, N.Y.), 7. Jamie Kjorlien (Greenwich, Conn.), 8. Alex Patricolo (Southampton, N.Y.), 9. Sam McCartney (Chicago, Ill.)

Coming off a pair of 9-0 wins over Hobart and Haverford a week ago, the Mids are looking to close out the regular season with momentum on their side.Seven of Navy’s nine players currently on the roster have earned double-digit wins this season, including rookie Michael Kacergis who leads the way with a 20-2 mark.  Joining Kacergis is Owen Davis (17-5), Dylan Sweeney (16-5), Senen Ubina (15-5), Jack Herold (15-6), Jamie Kjorlien (14-6) and Will Walker (11-8).  Alex Patricolo fought his way into the starting nine a week ago and stands 7-1 while occupying the #8 spot, while Sam McCartney is not 8-2 on the year and playing #9.

Up Next
The Mids will have a short turnaround as they will travel to Cambridge, Mass. to play in the College Squash Association Team Championship starting Friday and running through next Sunday.


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