|Aidan Porges picked up a win for the Jumbos against Bowdoin.|
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Senior co-captain Aidan Porges picked up a win, but it wasn't enough as the seventh-seeded Tufts men's squash team fell to sixth-seed Bowdoin, 8-1, in their consolation match of the NESCAC Championship.
The Jumbos are now 6-9 overall, while Bowdoin improves to 5-7 with the win.
Porges took on Ishaan George in the ninth position. Porges fell in the first game, 11-8, but he came back to win the next three to tally a point for the Jumbos (8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6).
In the second position freshman Konrad Ladow took the first two games from Satya Butler, 11-6, 11-6. Butler won the third game in extra points, 14-12, and then picked up 11-5 and 11-1 wins to complete the win for the Polar Bears. In the fifth position freshman Will Dewire won the first game over Adham Sobhy, 11-3. Sobhy took games two and three, 11-9 and 11-8, and then Dewire won the fourth game 11-5 to even things at two. The fifth game took extra points to decide a winner, but Sobhy collected a point for the Polar Bears with a 12-10 win.
Rookie Dillon O'Shea also battled with his Polar Bear opponent in the sixth position. Tyler Shonrock won the first game, 11-5, and then the second in extra points, 16-14. O'Shea then picked up a 12-10 win in the third game. But, Shonrock collected an 11-5 win in game five. Junior Connor Wind also took a game from his Polar Bear opponent, taking on John Milligan in the seventh position. Milligan won the first game, 11-5, and then Wind took the second, 11-9. Milligan collected the win with 11-4 and 11-7 wins. Senior Alan Litman came back from being down two games to Carson Claar in the fourth position. Claar won the first two games, 11-7 and 11-7. Then Litman won the third and fourth games by identical 11-8 scores. Claar won 11-5 in the fifth game for the win.
Senior co-captain Brett Raskopf took on Drew Clark in the eighth position, but fell in three games, 14-12, 11-9, 11-9. In the third position freshman Marco Rodriguez fell to Gannon Leech, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8. Junior Raghav Kumar rounded out the Jumbos lineup, taking on Ian Squires in the first spot, but fell, 11-9, 11-8, 11-3.
The Jumbos are back in action on Friday, February 15 when they travel to Yale to compete in the College Squash Association Nationals. Bowdoin also plays again at the CSA Team Championships.