Jan. 20, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Despite a rocky start to the weekend at the Yale Round Robin, the 10th-ranked Navy squash team closed out action Sunday morning by defeating No. 28 Colby, 9-0. The Mids improved to 11-6 with the win with less than a month remaining in the regular season.
Amazingly, all 11 wins by the Midshipmen this season have been 9-0 sweeps. Navy nearly won all nine of its matches against Colby in sweep fashion (3-0), however, Colby senior Brett Willis nipped Navy junior Christopher Zipf (Gladwyne, Pa.), 10-9, in the third to push the match to four games. Zipf, though, sealed the win at No. 5 behind a 10-8 victory.
Junior Michael Beautyman Jr (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) nearly held his foe, junior Steve Holt, without a point in his three-game win at No. 8, giving up a point in the final game. Senior Brian Hamilton continues to look strong after missing the first half of the season due to injury. Hamilton picked up a 9-3, 9-4, 9-1 win over rookie Brian Hamilton (Lake Forest, Ill.) at No. 6. Meanwhile, Matt Wiggins has made the best of his varsity opportunities in his final campaign. He claimed a 9-4, 9-3, 9-3 victory over Colby sophomore Matt Wiggins (Sour Lake, Texas).
Navy will be back in action next Saturday when it plays host to No. 4 Yale at 10:00 am, followed by a 3:00 pm battle against 19th-ranked Hamilton College. Both matches are scheduled to be played at the Halsey Field House International Squash Courts, the site of the 2008 College Squash Association Individual Championship.
Navy 9, Colby 0
Jan. 20, 2008 New Haven, Conn.
1 Nils Mattsson (N) def. Jake Leiby (C) 3-0 9-5, 9-0, 9-4
2 Jeff Sawin (N) def. Justin Russell (C) 3-0 9-2, 9-1, 9-0
3 Allan Lutz (N) def. Alexander Fulton (C) 3-0 9-6, 9-0, 9-3
4 Ben Mantica (N) def. Henry Goldstein (C) 3-0 9-6, 9-5, 9-5
5 Christopher Zipf (N) def. Brett Willis (C) 3-1 9-0, 9-5, 9-10, 10-8
6 Brian Hamilton (N) def. Alexander Place (C) 3-0 9-3, 9-4, 9-1
7 Allen Hartley (N) def. Daniel Lesser (C) 3-0 9-0, 9-4, 9-1
8 Michael Beautyman Jr (N) def. Steve Holt (C) 3-0 9-0, 9-0, 9-1
9 Matt Wiggins (N) def. Ken Cramer (C) 3-0 9-4, 9-3, 9-3