February 18, 2008

Men's Squash Finishes 14th Nationally at Hoehn Cup

Feb. 18, 2008

Cambridge, Mass. - The Brown men's Squash Team competed for the Hoehn Cup in the B Division of the Team Nationals at Harvard and finished on Sunday, improving their early season ranking of #16 to #14, despite a close 6-3 loss to Bowdoin.

The Bear's first match was a four hour and 15 minute marathon against eventual Hoehn Cup winner Bates.

Seven matches went to four or five games. Next up was #14 ranked Franklin & Marshall. The Bears pulled through 6-3 with terrific displays by senior captain Ed Cerullo at #1, #4 freshman Adrian Leanza, #5 freshman Evan Besser, #6 senior North Whipple, a gutsy display by #7 sophomore Pat Davis and sophomore #9 Alex Heitzmann, who won in four competitively fought games.

The playoff for 13/14 was a well-contested affair with the match of the day belonging to freshman #3 Ross Harrow who narrowly lost 3-2, 10-8 in the fifth in a marathon match. Brown winners were senior Ed Cerullo at #1, freshman Evan Besser at #5 and another marathon from sophomore Pat Davis at #7, who had a come from behind win 3-2.

Match Score: Bates 9 Brown 0 Pos. Brown Bates Winner/Scores 1 E. Cerullo R. Weiskopf Bates 9-0 9-5 9-2 2 A. Greenberg S. Wilkson Bates 5-9 9-4 9-0 9-4 3 R. Harrow K. Mahan Bates 9-0 9-0 9-1 4 A. Leanza J. Greenberg Bates 9-5 9-7 5-9 8-10 9-5 5 E. Besser M. Marchisotto Bates 9-6 10-8 2-9 9-7 6 N. Whipple W. Katz Bates 6-9 9-7 7-9 9-5 9-3 7 P. Davis N. Echiverria Bates 6-9 9-1 9-5 9-3 8 B. Camerada C. Russell Bates 9-1 9-3 9-1 9 A. Heitzman D. Chapin Bates 6-9 9-2 9-5 9-2 10 C. Hall M. Taggart Bates 10-8 8-10 9-0 9-2

Match Score: Brown 6 F&M 3 Pos. Brown F&M Winner/Scores 1 E. Cerullo Sadiq Madraswala Brown 8-10 9-7 6-9 7-9 2 A. Greenberg Shane Slater F&M 6-9 9-4 9-6 9-3 3 R. Harrow Jahangir Aibara F&M 9-6 9-2 9-5 4 A. Leanza Pat Pasqueriello Brown 9-2 9-1 9-0 5 E. Besser Seth Cruice Brown 9-2 9-7 9-5 6 N. Whipple Ben Lurio Brown 9-3 9-7 9-4 7 P. Davis WIll Rienhoff Brown 10-8 9-3 9-1 8 B. Camerada Zarir Aibara F&M 9-1 8-10 9-6 9-3 9 A. Heitzman Kateen Patel Brown 9-6 9-7 4-9 9-6 10 C. Hall J. Moore Brown 9-6 9-0 9-2

Match Score: Bowdoin 6 Brown 3 Pos. Brown Bowdoin Winner Scores 1 E. Cerullo Jacob Sack Brown 9-2 9-6 9-1 2 A. Greenberg Palmer Higgins Bowdoin 9-7 9-0 9-2 3 R. Harrow David Funk Bowdoin 9-3 9-3 2-9 2-9 10-8 4 A. Leanza Andy Bernard Bowdoin 9-3 9-3 9-10 9-4 5 E. Besser Peter Cipriano Brown 1-9 9-6 9-4 9-2 6 N. Whipple Arun Makhija Bowdoin 9-5 9-4 9-0 7 P. Davis Ray Carta Brown 9-1 8-10 5-9 9-4 9-6 8 B. Camerada Thai Ha-Ngoc Bowdoin 9-6 9-2 9-5 9 A. Heitzman Rob Lynn Bowdoin 9-1 6-9 10-8 9-1 10 C. Hall Brooks Crowe Brown 10-8 9-0 4-9 9-10 9-0