HANOVER, N.H. – Saturday’s action against No. 6 Penn proved to be a challenge for the No. 5 Dartmouth men’s squash team, who fell to the road team 5-4. The loss moves the Big Green record to 8-4 while the Quakers improve to 9-3.
First on the court were freshmen Reg Anderson and juniors Carson Spahr and Sam Epley, who all won quickly in three games, a great start for the home team. In the second round, senior Jack Harvey fought a tough five-gamer, but did not get the win.
Freshman Toby Harding lost in four games in the No. 4 slot, and the last match also went the way of Penn when senior Alvin Heumann could not turn a long, five-game match. The score sat at 3-3 with the final round in sight.
The last round saw freshman James Bell who lost in five games and sophomore Brandon De Otaduy Nam who lost in four. With the outcome of the match decided, Matt Giegerich took to the court to play the last match to determine whether it would be 6-3 or 5-4. Not one to disappoint, Giegerich pulled through in three straight games for the closest possible outcome.
Dartmouth returns to the courts tomorrow to face No. 7 Princeton at home at 12 p.m.
- Andrew Douglas (P) def. Alvin Heumann (D): 10-12, 11-8, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8
- Carson Spahr (D) def. Hayes Murphy (P): 11-4, 11-5, 11-7
- Matt Giegerich (D) def. Marwan Mahmoud (P): 15-13, 11-8, 11-8
- David Yacobucci (P) def. Toby Harding (D): 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7
- Karim Tarek (P) def. Brandon De Otaduy Nam (D): 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5
- Sam Epley (D) def. Derek Hsue (P): 11-4, 11-7, 11-8
- Yash Bhargava (P) def. Jack Harvey (D): 11-7, 8-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8
- James Watson (P) def. James Bell (D): 11-9, 4-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-8
- Reg Anderson (D) def. Max Reed (P): 11-6, 11-6, 11-9
- Brian Giegerich (D) def. Wil Hagen (P): 12-10, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 15-13