February 8, 2013

#18 Brown Can't Overcome #3 Harvard, Falls 9-0

Providence, RI – On the eve of snowstorm Nemo, the #18 Brown  men's squash team fell to #3 Harvard, 9 -0. Brown honored their seniors, who were playing their final home match at the Kate Brodsky Squash Pavilion - #2 Eamon O'Connor (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), and co-captains Alex Hsu (New Hope, PA) and Chris Holter (Baltimore, MD).

 

O'Connor battled hard in the #3 spot, with quick footwork, but lost his match, 3-0. #5 Holter and #9 Hsu also played well, but were out-skilled by a tough Harvard squad.

 

#1 junior Blake Reinson (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) played a strong game, leading for a majority of the sets, but a couple late errors resulted in a 3-0 loss. The rookie #6 seed Michael Snower (West Bloomfield, MI) also kept the score close, nearly winning the second game, but eventually went down, 3-0.

 

Coach Stuart leGassick watched on the side as his seniors played at the Kate Brodsky Squash Pavilion for the last time.

 

"I am so sad to see our eight seniors playing their last home college matches," said leGassick. "The time has flown by. The team appreciates all their hard work and enthusiasm on and off the courts. They have all, for four years, represented Brown in the best of traditions and been wonderful ambassadors for the university, their teammates and themselves."

 

The Bears will travel to Hanover, NH, to take eighth-ranked Dartmouth on February 10.

 
 

No. 1 Ali Farg (H) def. Blake Reinson (B) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 13-11

No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Oliver Booth (B) 3-0: 11-3, 11-1, 11-3

No. 3 Nigel Koh (H) def. Eamon O' Connor (B) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 12-10

No. 4 Tommy Mullaney (H) def. Jack Blasberg (B) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-4

No. 5 Zeke Scherl (H) def. Christopher Holter (B) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-8

No. 6 Jason Michas (H) def. Michael Snower (B) 3-0: 11-3, 13-11, 11-3

No. 7 Alex Ma (H) def. Tod Holberton (B) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-8

No. 8 Samuel Goldberg (H) def. Charles Lebovitz (B) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-8

No. 9 Walker Evans (H) def. Alexander Hsu (B) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-7