McBrian wins second match for Mules at national tourney

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Will McBrian won his second straight match from the first position for the 23rd-ranked Colby College men's squash team in a tough 5-4 loss to 22nd-ranked MIT on Saturday at the National Team Championships.

After taking the lone win against 18th-ranked Bates on Friday night, McBrian won 3-0 at the first position against MIT.
 
The Mules will play the 23rd-place match on Sunday against 24th-ranked Amherst College at 2:15 p.m. at Loomis Chaffee.
 
Benjamin Kwass (pictured), Alex Kurtin, and Chase Holding also had wins for Colby against MIT. 
 
The match against Bates was closer than the final score indicates. The Mules fell in three 3-2 matches.
 
MIT 5, Colby 4
1: Will McBrian, C, d. Joe O'Connor, 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 13-11)
2: Benjamin Kwass, C, d. Vedaant Kukadia, 3-2 (11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9)
3: Henry Martin, M, d. Elliot Gross, 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-4)
4: William Wu, M, d. Will Pepi, 3-0 (13-11, 11-0, 11-1)
5: Alex Kurtin, C, d. Jeffrey Hu, 3-2 (12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 2-11, 12-10)
6: Chase Holding, C, d. Justin Restivo, 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-8)
7: Brad Levin, M, d. Jason Brodo, 3-1 (7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10)
8: Robert Williamson, M, d. Andrew Swapp, 3-1 (7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9)
9: Neel Das, M, d. Matt Epstein, 3-1 (2-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9)
 
Bates 8, Colby 1
1: Will McBrian, C, d. Mahmoud Yousry, 3-2 (10-12, 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5)
2: Graham Bonnell, B, d. Benjamin Kwass, 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-4)
3: Omar Attia, B, d. Elliot Gross, 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7)
4: Coley Cannon, B, d. Will Pepi, 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-9)
5: McLeod Abbott, B, d. Alex Kurtin, 3-1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6)
6: Anirudh Nambiar, B, d.  Chase Holding, 3-2 (11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 10-12, 11-9)
7: Garon Rothenberg, B, d. Jason Brodo, 3-2 (5-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7)
8: Benni McComish, B, d. 3-2 (7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9)
9: Dylan Muldoon, B, d. Matt Epstein, 3-1 (5-11, 11-7, 11-4, 12-10)