By Brian O'Toole ’12

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — On Saturday, the seventh-ranked men's squash team traveled to Williamstown, Mass. to take on 10th-ranked Williams in a pivotal match for both teams. The Big Green achieved a 5-4 victory to improve to 6-2 overall, while the Ephs dropped to 8-8.

The match started off shakily, as sophomore Chris Jung (Seattle, Wash.) and sophomore Fletcher Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) both lost tight five-game matches. The Big Green were able to salvage one point with senior Brian O'Toole (Short Hills, N.J.) winning the number nine match in four games.

In the second round of matches Dartmouth took two out of the three, with senior Luke Lee (Seoul, South Korea) and senior Stephen Wetherill (Ambler, Pa.) both earning hard fought wins. Freshman Bayard Kuensell (Haverford, Pa.) lost a tight five gamer in the first varsity match of his career.

The match was tight and tense the whole way through, and with junior Chris Hanson (Greenwich, Conn.) winning at number one and junior Alex Kurth (Tenafly, N.J.) losing at number seven, the match came down to junior Robbie Maycock (Devonshire, Bermuda) at the four spot. With the match tied four all, Maycock confidently and beautifully dissected his opponent and won the fourth game of his match easily to clinch both his victory and the team's.

Dartmouth next plays at Trinity on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m.

 

  Williams Dartmouth   Score Winner
1S Morris,William D. Hanson,Christopher R. 0.000 11-8,11-9,11-7 Dartmouth College
2S Chen,Kevin M. Lee,Luke J 0.000 14-12,7-11,11-9,11-9 Dartmouth College
3S Marks,Nick Jung,Christopher A 0.000 10-12,11-8,9-11,11-7,11-8 Williams College
4S Foehl,Taylor Maycock,Robert W G 0.000 14-12,11-7,8-11,11-5 Dartmouth College
5S Maruca,Andrew M. Wetherill,Stephen H. 0.000 12-10,11-8,7-11,7-11,11-1 Dartmouth College
6S Greaves-Tunnell,Alexander H. Pease,Fletcher 0.000 6-11,11-8,8-11,11-9,11-7 Williams College
7S Wilkinson,Christopher Kurth,Alex S. 0.000 11-6,5-11,13-11,13-11 Williams College
8S Drobetsky,Julian Kuensell,Bayard H. 0.000 12-10,6-11,11-9,6-11,11-5 Williams College
9S McClintock,Conor C. O'Toole,Brian F 0.000 3-11,11-7,11-1,11-6 Dartmouth College