Squash teams top Tufts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The men’s and women’s squash teams shone against Tufts at the Pizzitola Center Tuesday. The women cruised to a 9-0 shutout, while the men posted a convincing 8-1 victory.

The women showed no signs of weakness against the Jumbos, with all nine Brown players winning in three games. Breck Haynes ’09 earned a 9-4, 9-3, 9-5 victory at No. 1 for the Bears. Other dominant performances included the No. 4 match, which Kali Schellenberg ’10 won, 9-0, 9-0, 9-1, and the No. 8 match, which saw Erika Kohnen ’12 defeat her opponent by a score of 9-0, 9-1, 9-0.

On the men’s side, Adrian Leanza ’11 struggled in the beginning at No. 1, dropping the first game 9-7, but recovered to win back-to-back 9-0 games before pulling out a 10-8 victory in the fourth game to secure the win. At No. 2, Benjamin Clayman ’11 lost the first set 9-5 but came back to win three straight games. The most dominant match of the day came at No. 7, where Alex Heitzmann ’10 cruised to a 9-0, 9-1, 9-0 victory.

The men will resume competition next Tuesday against MIT, at Pizzitola for the last time this season, while the women will travel to Harvard beginning Friday to compete in the Howe Cup National Championship.

– Sports Staff Reports