Men's Squash Wins Match Against Northeastern
Issue   |   Tue, 11/19/2013 - 23:09

The men’s squash team opened up the season at home on Saturday, Nov. 16 and were in mid season form, sweeping the Huskies of Northeastern 9-0.

Seven of the eight matches were won by decisive 3-0 decisions. Noah Browne ’16 secured the win in the number one spot defeating Evan Jacobson 11-9 in the first game, an impressive 11-1 in the second and securing the victory with an 11-6 win in the final game.

In the number two spot, David Kerr ’14 edged out a win 14-12 in the first game before finishing off the match with 11-7 and 11-3 wins respectively in games two and three.

Co-captain Alex Southmayd ’15 performed well in the most competitive match of the day at the number three spot.
The first two matches went to extra points, but Southmayd was able to pull out the victories 15-13 and 13-11 respectively.

His competitor, Stan Berensthein, came back to take the next two games 11-9 and 11-5, tying the match at two. Southmayd came back in the fifth and final set to earn the victory 11-9.

“I knew it would be a tough match from the beginning,” Southmayd said. “The final game could have gone either way, but I was able to regain my focus and grind out a win.”

Among the first-years that won their collegiate debuts were Michael Groot and Jeremy Van.

The team’s impressive victory also came despite the absence of many key players.

“We await the return of five juniors abroad, all of whom are important to our team,” Southmayd noted. “We’re happy to start the season off with a 9-0 win. It definitely sets the tone for what we hope to be a successful winter.”

The Jeffs have a short break in action before hosting Yale on Friday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.