Men's squash easily beats Hamilton, will move up in rankings

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The 26th-ranked Colby College men's squash team took a convincing 9-0 win against 24th-ranked Hamilton College in a match played at Middlebury College on Sunday.

The Mules also fell 8-1 to 15th-ranked Middlebury and lost 9-0 to 19th-ranked Williams College. 
 

Patrick McCarthy won 15-13 in the fifth set to pull out a victory at the first position for Colby in the win over Hamilton. Sam Hitt also went extra points in a 13-11 fifth-set victory at the eighth spot. 

Hugh Doherty, Will Pepi, and Matt Epstein each won by 3-1 scores in the Hamilton victory. Will McBrian, Benjamin Kwass, Elliot Gross, and Jason Brodo won in straight sets.
 

Kwass earned the lone win against Middlebury after dropping the first set at the third position. He fought back for 11-9, 12-10, 11-9 set wins to close out the match.

In the Williams match, Epstein took his match to five sets before falling 3-2 at the ninth position. Kwass, Gross, and Pepi all fell in four sets.
 

Colby 9, Hamilton 0

1: Patrick McCarthy, C, d. Colin O'Dowd, 3-2 (9-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7, 15-13)

2: Will McBrian, C, d. Callum Sondhi, 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-3)

3: Benjamin Kwass, C, d. Tucker Hamlin, 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 12-10)

4: Elliot Gross, C, d. Tristan Chaix, 3-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-5)

5: Hugh Doherty, C, d. Sam Matlick, 3-1

6: Will Pepi, C, d. Nicholas Conzelman, 3-1 

7: Jason Brodo, C, d. Mark Sperry, 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-8)

8: Sam Hitt, C, d. Atticus Jones, 3-2 (11-9, 11-6, 5-11, 9-11, 13-11)

9: Matt Epstein, C, d. Jonathan Ruth, 3-1 (12-10, 11-4, 6-11, 11-3)

Middlebury 8, Colby 1

1: Wyatt French (MIDD) def. Patrick McCarthy, 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-4) 

2: Jacob Ellen (MIDD) def. Will McBrian, 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-3) 

3: Benjamin Kwass (COLBY) def. Andrew Cadiendhead, 3-1 (4-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-9)

4: William Cembalest (MIDD) def. Eilliot Gross, 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-7)

5: Jack Kagan (MIDD) def. Hugh Doherty, 3-1 (11-13, 11-0, 11-5, 11-7)

6: Ben Krant (MIDD) def. Will Pepi, 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 12-10)

7: Robert Rohrbach (MIDD) def. Jason Brodo, 3-0 (11-9, 12-10, 11-0)

8: William Kurth (MIDD) def. Sam Hitt, 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-4)

9: Nick Bermingham (MIDD) def. Matt Epstein, 3-0 (13-11, 11-8, 12-10) 

Williams 9, Colby 0

1: Jamie Ruggiero, W, d. Patrick McCarthy, 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-6)

2: John Fitzgerald, W, d. Will McBrian, 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-5)

3: William Means, W, d. Benjamin Kwass, 3-1 (11-8, 15-13, 6-11, 11-2)

4: John Shuck, W, d.  Elliot Gross, 3-1 (12-14, 11-3, 11-3, 11-5)

5: Carl Shuck, W, d. Hugh Doherty, 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-5)

6: Will Ruggiero, W, d. Will Pepi, 3-1 (7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7)

7: Mason Elizondo, W, d. Jason Brodo, 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-2)

8: Claude Smith, W, d. Sam Hitt, 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-1)

9: Andrew Litvin, W, d. Matt Epstein, 3-2 (11-6, 10-12, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6)

 
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