PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Connor Wind came from behind to win a five game battle that gave the Tufts men's squash team a 5-4 win over Dickinson at Brown University on Tuesday afternoon.
|Senior Aidan Porges helped the Jumbos win a close match against Dickinson|
The Jumbos have now won two in a row and are 4-7 overall this season. The loss snaps a three-match win streak for the Red Devils, who are now 3-5 overall this year.
Wind took on Andrew Strudwick in the seventh position. Wind won the first game, 11-17, but fell in the second game and third games, 11-4 and 11-7. But, he won a clutch fourth game in extra points, 12-10 and then picked up an 11-6 win in the fifth game to clinch the 5-4 win for the Jumbos.
Freshman Marco Rodriguez fell in the first game against Hal Holappa in the third position. But, he then came back to win three games and pick up a point for the Jumbos (6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8). In the third position senior Alan Litman took on his brother Cory Litman. It was Alan that picked up a four-game win, including a huge second game win that went to extra points, 16-14. Alan won 11-5, 16-14, 9-11. 11-6.
In the eighth position senior co-captain Brett Raskopf picked up a win for the Jumbos over Graham Henderson. Raskopf won the first two games by the same 11-5 score. Henderson won the third, 11-6, but Raskopf closed out the win with an 11-7 win in the fourth game. Classmate and fellow co-captain Aidan Porges also picked up a four-game win for the Jumbos taking on Zachary Hollander in the ninth position. Porges won the first two games, 11-5 and 11-8. Hollander took the third game in extra points 12-10, but then Porges collected the win with an 11-7 win in the fourth game.
Freshman William Dewire played a hard fought battle in the fifth position with Osuman Imoro. Imoro won the first two games, but then Dewire rallied and won the third game (11-6) and the fourth in extra points, 13-11. But, Imoro was able to win in the fifth game, 11-7. Freshman Konrad Ladow took a game from Alexander Wattles in the second position, but ended up falling in four games, 11-3, 11-9, 6-11, 11-4.
Junior Raghav Kumar took on Abdelrahman Elsegany in the first position but wasn't able to collect a win for the Jumbos. Rounding out the lineup for Tufts was freshman Dillon O'Shea in the sixth position. O'Shea fell to Dickinson's Tanay Murdia in three games.
The Jumbos play again on Sunday when they travel to Franklin and Marshall for a 10:30 am start. Dickinson travels to Amherst on Tuesday for a 12 pm start.