|Alan Litman played a close match in the second position.|
CAMBRIDGE – The No. 28 Tufts men's squash team took on No. 12 ranked Western Ontario on Saturday afternoon, but the Jumbos fell, 9-0.
The loss moves the Jumbos' record to 6-5 this season. Western Ontario improves to 13-1 with the win.
Junior Alan Litman played one of the closest matches of the day in the No. 2 spot, as he and Matthew Henderson each won a game before Henderson won the next two to win in four games, 11-8, 9-11, 11-0, 11-5. Freshman Daniel Hutt also took his Mustang opponent to four games in the eighth position. Hutt lost the first two games before taking the third game in extra points. But, he wasn't able to finish, falling in four games (12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4).
In the first position sophomore Raghav Kumar fell in three games to David Mill, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7. Junior co-captain Brett Raskopf took on Akasham Rajagopaul in the third position, but wasn't able to win, falling 11-2, 11-2, 11-6. In the fourth position sophomore Connor Wind battled Brett Schille but fell in three games, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6.
Junior co-captain Aidan Porges took the courts in the sixth position, but wasn't able to win over Stefan Houbtchev, 11-4, 11-6 11-3. In the seventh position, freshman Salik Awan fell to Nick guest in three games.
The Jumbos will be back in action on Friday when they travel to take on Bates at 6 pm. Western Ontario plays again at the Jesters League Team Championship on February 3.