Navy Squash Drops 5-4 Decision to Dartmouth, Sweeps Georgetown
Senior Tucker George earned a hard-fought five-game decision over Dartmouth's Andrew Boumford.
Nov. 17, 2007
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy squash team had mixed results on Saturday at the Halsey International Squash Courts where they dropped a tough 5-4 decision to national power Dartmouth before earning a 9-0 victory over neighboring Georgetown. The Midshipmen stand at 8-2 this season, narrowly dropping matches to traditionally top-10 ranked programs Western Ontario (6-3) and now the Big Green.
"We had our chances in the Dartmouth match, but just couldn't pull out the win," said Navy head coach Craig Dawson. "Overall, the team really played well and it was just a tough match. We had some high points in the match that included a nice win by Tucker, as well as Christopher Zipf."
Navy's top half of the ladder produced stout results in its match against Dartmouth, including a fantastic match between No. 1 players Tucker George (West Hartford, Conn.) of Navy and Andrew Boumford of Dartmouth. George gained the early advantage by taking the first game, 10-8, however Boumford came bouncing back with a 9-3 win in game two to tie the match. George won game three, 9-6, but once again Boumford knotted up the match with a 9-5 game four win. The Navy senior, though, earned the match win and a point for the Midshipmen with a 9-5 victory in game five.
Second-year standout Nils Mattsson (Spring House, Pa.) earned a 3-1 victory over senior Adam King at the No. 2 spot. King claimed game one, 9-3, for the Big Green, but Mattsson took the next three games to win the match.
Rookie Allan Lutz (McLean, Va.) played what Dawson called "his strongest performance of the year," as Lutz swept Dartmouth sophomore Michael Shrubb, 9-0, 9-3, 9-2.
Navy's fourth win of the match came in the form of another five-game marathon match. Junior Christopher Zipf (Gladwyne, Pa.) owned a 2-0 advantage at the No. 8 spot when Dartmouth freshman Stephen Preefer pushed the match to five games by winning the third and fourth games, 9-2 and 10-8. Zipf, though, took the match via a 9-3 game five win.
The Mids dropped two tough five-game matches as Ben Mantica (Binghamton, N.Y.) (No. 5) and Allen Harley (Charleston, W.Va.) (No. 9) succumbed to their foes. Mantica forced a game five after winning games two and four, 9-6 and 9-2, respectively. Dartmouth's Michael Lewis, however, edged Mantica in the fifth, 9-7. Meanwhile, Hartley let a 2-1 advantage slip away, as Big Green rookie Ted Schroeder won the final two games, 9-2, 9-4, to win the match.
In Navy's 9-0 victory over Georgetown, all nine of the wins were by a 3-0 count. Freshman Brad Seidel (Toledo, Ohio) earned a win at No. 6 against Chris Verrillo, 9-1, 9-0, 9-0, while sophomore Teddy George (West Hartford, Conn.) gave up just one point to junior Greg Gartin in a 9-0, 9-1, 9-0 victory.
The Midshipmen will play their final match of the fall campaign Friday, Nov. 30 when they travel to Williamstown, Mass., to battle nationally-ranked Williams at 5:00 pm.
Dartmouth def. Navy, 5-4 Nov. 17, 2007 Annapolis, Md. 1 Tucker George (N) def. Andrew Boumford (D) 3-2 10-8, 3-9, 9-6, 5-9, 9-5 2 Nils Mattsson (N) def. Adam King (D) 3-1 3-9, 10-9, 9-7, 9-0 3 Ted Newhouse (D) def. Jeff Sawin (N) 3-1 9-3, 5-9, 9-7, 9-6 4 Allan Lutz (N) def. Michael Shrubb (D) 3-0 9-0, 9-3, 9-2 5 Michael Lewis (D) def. Ben Mantica (N) 3-2 9-6, 6-9, 9-1, 2-9, 9-7 6 Daniel Wagman (D) def. Michael Beautyman Jr (N) 3-0 10-8, 9-4, 9-3 7 Tyler Young (D) def. Brad Seidel (N) 3-0 9-0, 10-8, 9-7 8 Christopher Zipf (N) def. Stephen Preefer (D) 3-2 9-2, 9-4, 2-9, 8-10, 9-3 9 Ted Schroeder (D) def. Allen Hartley (N) 3-2 9-6, 6-9, 5-9, 9-2, 9-4
Navy def. Georgetown, 9-0 Nov. 17, 2007 Annapolis, Md. 1 Tucker George (N) def. Michael Henry (G) 3-0 9-0, 9-0, 9-3 2 Jeff Sawin (N) def. Frank Hamilton (G) 3-0 9-2, 9-1, 9-2 3 Allan Lutz (N) def. Parker Voss (G) 3-0 9-2, 9-0, 9-4 4 Ben Mantica (N) def. Sam Clarke (G) 3-0 9-2, 9-1, 9-1 5 Michael Beautyman Jr (N) def. Mike Robey (G) 3-0 9-2, 9-0, 9-0 6 Brad Seidel (N) def. Chris Verrillo (G) 3-0 9-1, 9-0, 9-0 7 Allen Hartley (N) def. Peter Fromson (G) 3-0 9-2, 9-6, 9-0 8 Teddy George (N) def. Greg Gartin (G) 3-0 9-0, 9-1, 9-0 9 Matt Wiggins (N) def. Eric Epstein (G) 3-0 9-0, 9-1, 9-2