Bears Finish 11th Nationally and 3rd at Hoehn Cup

March 1, 2006

Providence, RI - The Brown men's squash team was able to win its final match of the season without aaptain and #1 player Breck Bailey against Franklin & Marshall to reach #11 in the country and 3rd place in the Hoehn Cup.

The tournament had opened with a match against Navy and wins by Dan Petrie, Edward Cerullo, who came back from 0-5 down in the fourth and saved match balls in that same game to win in five, Tri Captains David Krupnick and Brian Rifkin, Freshman Jacob Winkler and Junior Mark Goldberg.

Playing at #1 Breck Bailey sailed to a comfortable 2-0 game lead against the Navy player, but a knock on Bailey's knees led him to less mobility and ultimately a 3-2 loss.

The injury to Bailey resulted in the team playing without their #1 for the remaining two matches, and the Amherst squad proved too deep for the Bears and they lost a nail-biter 5-4. The best match of the game was Dan Petrie who was magnificent in his marathon 3-2 match at #1.

The final match of the season saw many good performances with a 6-3 victory over Franklin & Marshall. The pick of the matches was Senior Tri Captain David Krupnick playing #3 who won in five in a grueling contest.

On top of the wonderful squash played at the Nationals there were five players recognized by the College Squash Association as Scholar Athletes at the Team Banquet. In addition, Breck Bailey received the Skillman Award given to the Outstanding Senior college squash player in the country for Sportsmanship and Skill. A highly prized recognition in the squash world.

Match Score: Brown 6 Navy 3

Position Brown Navy Winner Scores

1 Breck Bailey Tucker George Navy 0-9 1-9 9-3 10-8 9-0

2 Dan Petrie Jeff Sawin Brown 9-0 3-9 9-4 9-6

3 Ed Cerullo Scott Hackman Brown 9-6 7-9 6-9 10-9 9-0

4 David Krupnick Alastair Smith Brown 9-2 9-0 9-1

5 Bryan Rifkin Dhruv Parashar Brown 9-5 9-5 9-3

6 Pat Haynes Kit Zipf Navy 9-0 9-1 9-5

7 Brett Camarda Pat Kruse Navy 6-9 9-6 9-3 9-5

8 Jacob Winkler Michael Beautyman Brown 9-4 9-6 9-5

9 Mark Goldberg Brian Hamilton Brown 9-6 1-9 9-7 9-4

10 Chester Hall Will Pappas Brown 8-10 9-4 9-3 9-3

Match Score: Amherst 5 Brown 4

Position Amherst Brown Winner Scores

1 Drew Blacker Dan Petrie Brown 10-9 9-5 4-9 6-9 9-3

2 Mark RapidsardaEd Cerullo Brown 9-5 9-0 9-0

3 Auloke Mathur David Krupnick Brown 9-0 9-7 9-7

4 Peter Hatfield Bryan Rifkin Amherst9-5 1-9 0-9 9-3 9-6

5 Cautam Kalani Pat Haynes Amherst9-0 9-5 9-0

6 Stu Landesberg Brett Camarda Amherst9-4 9-0 9-0

7 Tyler Mixter Jacob Winkler Brown 9-1 9-4 9-4

8 Nick Haslett Mark Goldberg Amherst1-9 9-6 9-3 10-8

9 Jerome Giovinazzo Chester Hall Amherst9-0 9-2 9-1

Match Score: Brown 6 F&M 3

Position Brown F&M Winner Scores

1 Dan Petrie Rushabh Vora F&M 9-4 10-8 9-6

2 Ed Cerullo Satyajit Seshadri F&M 9-2 9-4 1-9 9-5

3 David Krupnick Jehangir Albara Brown 9-6 6-9 1-9 9-1 9-1

4 Bryan Rifkin Ry Hawley Brown 9-7 9-1 9-4

5 Pat Haynes Ed Bryan Brown 9-7 5-9 9-2 9-5

6 Brett Camarda Seth Cruice F&M 9-6 9-3 9-2

7 Jacob Winkler Patrick PasquarielloBrown9-0 9-1 9-6

8 Mark Goldberg Shane Slater Brown 9-7 9-7 9-6

9 Chester Hall Evan Burton Brown 1-9 9-6 9-6 9-6 --