March 1, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy freshmen Andrew McGuinness (Merion Station, Pa.) and Hunter Abrams (Wilmington, Del.) will take part in the 2012 College Squash Association Individual Championship slated to be played Friday thru Sunday at Amherst College’s Davenport Squash Center in Amherst, Mass. Both players will compete in the Molloy Division of the tournament.
McGuinness was Navy’s No. 1 player the entire season where he posted a 17-10 record and included a pair of wins at the CSA Team Championship two weeks ago. McGuinness helped lead the Mids to an 8-1 victory over Brown at the team championship after scoring a 3-1 win over Bradbury Thompson and captured a 3-0 sweep against Middlebury’s Valentin Quan in the finale. McGuinness actually twice defeated Quan, also beating him during the regular season in five games.
Abrams, meanwhile, sat out all of the preseason and the first week of the regular season due to an injury. He eased back into the lineup first at No. 9, then up to No. 4 and by the beginning of February he was Navy’s No. 2 player. Abrams won his first 14 matches en route to a 15-4 record on the year. Along the way, he captured a win over Yale’s Hywel Robinson, who bowed out of the match after Abrams claimed an 11-7 win in the opening game. He also defeated Columbia’s Tony Zou, 11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 11-9 in the opening round of the CSA Team Championship.
McGuinness’s opening-round opponent is Hamilton’s Cooper Veysey, whom he defeated, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7, in mid-January. Should McGuinness get by Veysey, he would meet Yale’s Robert Berner in the next round. Meanwhile, Abrams drew a first-round match against Zachary Schweitzer of Tufts, who he will face for the first time this season. A win by Abrams would advance him to the round of 32 and a matchup against Yale’s Neil Martin, who was defeated by Abrams’ older brother Billy during the regular season.
### Go Navy ###