Men's Squash Place 13th Nationally At Hoehn Cup

March 2, 2004

The nationally 10th-ranked Brown men's squash team finished its last two matches against Bowdoin and Franklin and Marshall in style, but hopes of finishing with the Hoehn Cup disappeared when they were beaten 5-4 in an exciting match in the opening round on Friday at Yale at the National Team Championship. The Bears went on to beat Franklin & Marshall and Bowdoin by identical 7-2 scores.

Injuries to key players had hurt the strength of the team, with one team member playing his first Intercollegiate match at the nationals. Although the team started slowly they corrected the ship quickly and played extremely well for the remaining two matches.

Standouts for the weekend were Brown's #1 and #2, Breck Bailey '06 and Dan Petrie '07, who competed superbly throughout. Petrie posted a 3-0 match record for the weekend. Bailey's biggest match was against the F+M #1 whose behavior on court left a lot to be desired. Bailey stayed focused and maintained his high standards of sportsmanship throughout and indeed was 8-4 up in the third, playing a dazzling array of attacking, aggressive shots before slowly/agonizingly dropping 11 game balls to lose 10-9. His opponent had exhausted Bailey, and he lost the fourth game. The match lasted almost 90 minutes.

The entire top nine return to action next year. Petrie, #6 Patrick Haynes '07 ( who went 3-0 this weekend too, playing athletically and aggressively ) and #9 Aaron Rosenthal '07 (whose fitness wears down his opponents) enjoyed the atmosphere of the Nationals and will be better players for the experience. At #4 David Krupnick '06 finished the season with two very strong and composed performances. His opponents never had a chance to get into the match because of David's precise shot selection and execution.

Co-Captain Jay Beidler at #5 was the third player to go 3-0 over the weekend. Jay played the Captain's role leading by example and his strength and athleticism proved too much for his opponents. #7 Brian Rifkin '06 found his razor sharp backhand drops and contributed two good wins for the team. Senior Adam Edwards #10, whose last match for the team was as a Freshman, was able to rejoin the squad for the Nationals. Both #8 Mark Goldberg 07 and Adam stepped in at short notice and performed very well with great tenacity and composure.

The team finished the season at the Team Nationals with a National ranking of 13.

Match Score:	Hobart 5 vs Brown4
 	Position	Hobart	Brown			Winner	Scores
 	1	Tejvir Rathore	Breck Bailey		Brown	 	9-4 7-9 9-5 9-6
 	2	Prateek Patni	Dan Petrie		Brown   	9-2 9-1 9-3
 	3	Gavin J.Butcher	Sean O'Boyle		Hobart	9-7 9-1 9-5
 	4	Henry Clutsam	David Krupnick	Hobart	 9-5 10-8 10-8
 	5	Andrew Scott		Jay Beidler		Brown	 	10-8 3-9 9-3 2-9 9-4
 	6	Tucker Crockett	Patrick Haynes	Brown	 	9-5 9-2 9-6
 	7	Freddy Cook		B Rifkin		Hobart	4-9 9-5 10-9 9-7
 	8	Andy Conrad		M Goldberg		Hobart	 9-6 1-9 9-3 9-7
 	9         Richard Reutter	Aaron Rosenthal 	Hobart	 4-9 9-2 9-6 9-1
 	10	Andy McDonough 	A Edwards		Hobart	 9-5 9-5 9-7

Match Score: Brown 7 F&M 2 Position F&M Brown Winner Scores 1 Mihir Kapoor Breck Bailey F&M 9-4 8-10 10-9 9-1 2 George Edwards Dan Petrie Brown 9-3 9-5 3-9 9-5 3 Satyajit Seshadri Sean O'Boyle F&M 9-6 9-6 9-8 4 Ed Bryan David Krupnick Brown 9-6 9-6 10-8 5 Hassan Ahmed Jay Beidler Brown 9-5 9-5 9-3 6 Jake van Roden Patrick Haynes Brown 9-2 9-7 9-0 7 Karan Behal B Rifkin Brown 9-6 9-4 9-1 8 Tom Kefhaber M Goldberg Brown 9-4 9-2 9-0 9 Evan Burton Aaron Rosenthal Brown 10-8 9-1 9-2 10 Ed Otocka A Edwards Brown 9-6 9-0 9-3

Match Score: Brown 7 - Bowdoin 2 Position Bowdoin Brown Winner Scores 1 Greg Clement Breck Bailey Brown 10-8 9-3 9-5 2 Jon Crowell Dan Petrie Brown 9-2 9-1 9-6 3 Matt Dresher Sean O'Boyle Bowdoin 4-9 6-9 9-4 9-6 9-0 4 Mike Fensterstock David Krupnick Brown 9-3 9-2 9-5 5 Chris Metcalf Jay Beidler Brown 9-2 9-4 9-5 6 Eric Toan Patrick Haynes Brown 9-0 5-9 9-0 9-2 7 Zach Linhart B Rifkin Brown 9-6 9-1 9-1 8 Nick Adams M Goldberg Bowdoin 9-0 9-3 9-2 9 Aaron Rosenthal Brown w/0