February 15, 2005

Bears Battle, But Fall To Big Red, 7-2

Feb. 15, 2005

Ithaca, NY - The 9th ranked Men's Squash Team produced another brave performance at Cornell on February 11, but fell short, 7-2, to 6th ranked Big Red squad.

There were strong wins for senior Co- Captain Jay Beidler at #7, 3-0, and Patrick Haynes '07 at #9, 3-1. At #8, Brian Rifkin '06 managed to pull back from 7-0 down in the fifth to 8-8, but ultimately fell, 3-2, in a marathon.

David Krupnick '06 and freshman North Whipple both fell in 4 games. The match of the day belonged to Junior Co-Captain Breck Bailey, who raced to a 2-0 lead playing the best squash of his career. His opponent - a Second Team All American from Canada - clawed his way back into the match to 2-2. All seemed lost at 8-5 down in the fifth for Breck, but through sheer will-power, he fought his way back to hold two match balls at 9-9. Ultimately Serediak prevailed after well over an hour on court. The high level of sportsmanship in this intense arena never waiverd and both players were given a standing ovation.

Cornell 7, Brown 2

1 Matt Serediak (C) def. Breck Bailey 5-9,2-9,9-6,9-3,10-9

2 William Cheng (C) def. Dan Petrie 10-8,9-4,9-7

3 Mike Delany (C) def. Ed Cerullo 9-4,9-6,9-1

4 Matt Greenberg (C) def. Sean O'Boyle 9-6,9-4, default injured

5 Ben Bernstein (C) def. David Krupnick 9-5,2-9,9-2,9-4

6 Nick Raho (C) def. North Whipple 1-9,9-2,9-3,9-6

7 Jay Beipler (B) def. Rohit Gupta 9-7,9-2,9-3

8 Brad Mosier (C) def. Brian Rifkin 6-9,9-2,5-9,9-0,10-8

9 Patrick Haynes (B) def. Omar Mangalji 9-10,9-4,9-0,9-0