10th-Ranked Navy Squash Sweeps No. 20 George Washington
Senior Brian Hamilton returned to the squash courts Wednesday after sitting out the fall portion of the schedule with an injury.
Jan. 16, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - All nine Navy squash players claimed 3-0 wins, as the 10th-ranked Midshipmen earned a 9-0 victory over No. 20 George Washington Wednesday evening at the Halsey Field House International Squash Courts in Annapolis. As Navy improves to 9-4 on the year, all nine wins for the Midshipmen have been by a 9-0 count.
The Mids were led off by top-seeded player Tucker George (West Hartford, Conn.) who remained unbeaten after defeating senior Jarryd Commerford, 9-2, 9-3, 9-2. George, who owns an impressive 55-25 career record, is now 10-0 this season as the No. 1 player on Navy's roster.
Meanwhile, senior captain Jeff Sawin (Haverford, Pa.) turned in a true sweep of GW senior Alex Funk at the No. 3 position, as Sawin recorded a 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 victory. Rookie Allan Lutz (McLean, Va.) earned his 10th win of the season by way of a 9-0, 9-0, 9-5 victory over Colonial freshman Nick Gross at No. 4, while the Mids' other Allen, Allen Harley (Charleston, W.Va.), a junior, collected a 9-0, 9-2, 9-0 triumph over GW rookie Mike Bower at the No. 8 spot.
Midshipmen senior Matt Wiggins (Sour Lake, Texas) worked his way back in the top nine of the ladder and improved to 6-0 this season with a 9-1, 9-4, 9-5 victory over newcomer Peter Creech. Playing in just his second match back after an injury held him out of fall competition, senior Brian Hamilton (Lake Forest, Ill.) earned a 9-3, 9-3, 9-6 win over freshman Matt Nelson-Teutsch at the No. 7 position.
The Midshipmen return to action this weekend when they face four foes in a three-day span at the Yale Round Robin in New Haven, Conn. Navy will battle Bowdoin on Friday (5:00 pm), MIT (10:00 am) and Bates (4:00 pm) on Saturday and Colby (9:00 am) on Sunday.
Navy 9, George Washington 0 Jan. 16, 2008 Annapolis, Md. 1 Tucker George (N) def. Jarryd Commerford (GW) 3-0 9-2, 9-3, 9-1 2 Nils Mattsson (N) def. Matt Grossman (GW) 3-0 9-6, 9-1, 9-2 3 Jeff Sawin (N) def. Alex Funk (GW) 3-0 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 4 Allan Lutz (N) def. Nick Gross (GW) 3-0 9-0, 9-0, 9-5 5 Ben Mantica (N) def. Stefan Georg (GW) 3-0 9-3, 9-3, 9-6 6 Christopher Zipf (N) def. Max Collins (GW) 3-0 9-6, 9-1, 9-3 7 Brian Hamilton (N) def. Matt Nelson-Teutsch (GW) 3-0 9-7, 9-1, 9-1 8 Allen Hartley (N) def. Mike Bower (GW) 3-0 9-0, 9-2, 9-0 9 Matt Wiggins (N) def. Peter Creech (GW) 3-0 9-1, 9-4, 9-5