HANOVER, N.H. – The eighth-ranked Dartmouth men’s squash team won its first matches of the season by defeating No. 14 Navy, 7-2 and No. 13 Franklin & Marshall, 8-1, at the Berry Squash Courts on Sunday afternoon.
With the victories, the Big Green improve to 2-2, while the Midshipmen fall to 13-2 and the Diplomats drop to 1-4.
Freshman Brandon De Otaduy and junior Alvin Heumann won their matches at the No. 2 and No. 1 positions against Franklin & Marshall. De Otaduy led 1-0 and 2-1, before falling behind in the match twice, which sent the contest to a fifth and deciding game. Heumann also came from behind twice to win his match which went the distance in five games. Dartmouth’s other six wins came in straight, 3-0 victories.
In the Big Green’s match against Navy, freshman Drew Monroe produced an excellent performance in the No. 9 position. After a tough first game, Monroe settled down to defeat a difficult opponent. Heumann, Brian Giegerich and Glen Brickman followed suit by clinching their matches in straight games.
Junior Jack Harvey battled to hard in a five set victory to close out Dartmouth’s solid outing in its first home matches of the 2016-17 campaign.
The Big Green return to the court on Wednesday when Dartmouth travels to arch rival Harvard at 4 p.m.
RESULTS vs. Navy
Alvin Heumann (D) def. Jack Herold (N) 11-5,11-9,11-4
Senen Ubina (N) def. Nick Harrington (D) 11-8,11-5,11-0
Carson Spahr (D) def. Dylan Sweeney (N) 11-7,11-9,6-11,11-6
Owen Davis (N) def. Sam Epley 11-6,11-5,11-5
Matt Giegerich (D) def. William Walker (N) 11-6,11-6,9-11,11-8
Glen Brickman (D) def. James Kjorlien (N) 11-8,11-8,11-4
Jack Harvey (D) def. Michael Kacergis (N) 11-5,8-11,11-4,2-11,11-3
Brian Giegerich (D) def. Randy Beck (N) 11-7,13-11,11-8
Drew Monroe (D) def. Alex Patricolo (N) 11-9,11-2,11-5
RESULTS vs. Franklin & Marshall
Alvin Heumann (D) def. Cole Osborne (F&M) 12-14,11-4,8-11,11-8,11-6
Brandon De Otaduy (D) def. Silvio Soom (F&M) 11-9,3-11,11-8,9-11,11-3
Shamseldeen Abbas (F&M) def. Nick Harrington (D) 14-12,11-2,11-4
Carson Spahr (D) def. Yannis Senkel (F&M) 11-0,12-10,11-7
Sam Epley (D) def. Samm Fulton (F&M) 11-9,11-9,11-6
Matt Giegerich (D) def. Gavan Hitchenor (F&M) 11-7,11-9,11-4
Glen Brickman (D) def. Jack McCord (F&M)15-13,14-12,11-5
Jack Harvey (D) def. Kingman Bassett (F&M) 11-9,11-3,11-6
Brian Giegerich (D) def. Karim Abd ElMawla (F&M) 11-9,11-9,11-6