Men's Squash Tops Vassar and Bard on Busy Saturday

Aidan Porges picked up two wins for the Jumbos on Saturday.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.  – The No. 27 Tufts men's squash team picked up two wins on Saturday afternoon.  The Jumbos topped No. 33 Vassar, 9-0, and No. 32 Bard, 8-1.  The men also took on No. 19 Wesleyan, but were not able to top the Cardinals, falling 9-0.

After the 2-1 day the Jumbos move to 11-9 on the season and have won four of their last five.

Against Vassar the Jumbos picked up wins in all nine positions, and all but one of those was in just three games.  Sophomore Braden Chiulli topped Vincent Mencotti in the first position, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5. In the second position, freshman Aidan Porges downed Timothy Veit, 11-7, 11-3, 11-4.  Classmate Imran Trehan allowed his Vassar opponent to score just seven points across three games, as he won 11-4, 11-2, 11-1.  

After a close first game in the fourth position, rookie Brett Raskopf then won two games easily to top Ben Kurchin, 16-14, 11-1, 11-3.  Sophomore Alec Goodrich turned in a win in the fifth position, topping Tim Boycott, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10. In the sixth position, freshman Matt Memmo picked up a three game win over Sam Hammer, 11-6, 11-2, 11-2.

Sophomore John Patrick allowed Michael Iselin to score just five points across three games in the seventh position, winning 11-1, 11-2, 11-2.  Junior captain Danny Fischer played the closest match in the eighth position, using five games to top Richard Bryenton, 11-7, 12-14, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7.  The last win for the Jumbos came from junior Austin Brush in the ninth position, as he topped Alex Riccio, 11-4, 11-3, 11-9.

Against Bard the Jumbos played some closer matches but were still able to come out with the 8-1 win.  In the first position, Chuilli needed four games to down Rhys Nordstrom, 11-4, 11-13, 11-3, 11-3.  Similarly in the second position, Porges topped Ayateru Maeda in four games, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 11-2.  Trehan picked up an easy three game win in the third position, 11-9, 11-1, 11-5.

In the fourth position, Raskopf used just three games to beat Julian dime, 11-4, 11-3, 11-4. Memmo needed five games in the sixth position, but he was able to pull out a win over the Raptor's Vikramaditya Joshi, 11-13, 11-9, 11-13, 12-10, 11-9.  Patrick turned in a win in the seventh position, topping Pranjal Ghate, 11-2, 11-4, 12-10.  Fischer won again in the eighth position, but needed just three games to top Asad Hashmi, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8. The last Jumbo win came from Brush in the ninth position, as he used four games to top Satwik Srikrishnan, 11-9, 14-16, 11-7, 11-7.  

Goodrich took the courts in the fifth position, and played five close games with Abe Etkin, but Etkin squeaked out a five game win for the Raptor's lone win, 12-14, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9.

The Jumbos opened the day with a loss to Wesleyan.  In all nine positions the Jumbos lost in three games.  Freshman Cameron Ewan, Chuilli, freshman Alan Litman, Porges, Trehan, Raskopf, Goodrich, Memmo and Patrick took the courts for the Jumbos in the first through ninth positions, respectively.

The Jumbos will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Yale to compete in the College Squash Association Team Championships held Friday through Sunday.