ANNAPOLIS, Md.- The No. 13 Virginia men’s squash team (0-1) fell in its season opener on Wednesday (Nov. 7) to No. 16 Navy (3-0). The Cavaliers were edged 5-4 in the road match at Navy’s Halsey International Squash Courts.
Freshman Glenn Yates (Cape Town, South Africa) captured his first win in a Cavalier uniform, recording an 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 victory in position eight against Danny Finnegan. Senior Grayson Bubrosky (New Canaan, Conn.) recorded an 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 win against Jamie Kjorlien in position six to move the Cavaliers ahead 2-0, but Navy captured wins at positions four and two, respectively, to even the score.
The match remained tied at 3-3 after sophomore Andrew Braff (Locust Valley, N.Y.) clinched a 3-0 victory against Ryan York in position seven (11-5, 11-9, 11-1) and Navy captured a 3-0 win in position nine.
Senior Jarett Odrich (Greenwich, Conn.) responded to a loss in position three with a victory at position five for the Cavaliers. Odrich defeated Dylan Sweeny 8-11, 11-4, 4-11, 13-11, 11-8.
Freshman Patrick McElroy (Brookline, Mass.) battled for the final point at position one, falling in a 3-1 decision.
“Today’s loss to Navy is a disappointing one for us but I am very proud of the level of effort and persistence our players demonstrated,” head coach Mark Allen said. “The Midshipmen turned in a great performance and both sides handled an intense, hard-fought contest with exemplary conduct. Obviously, we were hoping for a different result in terms of the final scoreline, but the loss provides us the opportunity to identify areas where we struggled and work to correct those as we prepare for crucial matches coming up this side of winter break.”
Virginia will return to action this weekend for the team’s home opener. The men’s team will face Richmond on Saturday, while the women host Richmond, Georgetown and North Carolina. Both teams will face Princeton on Sunday.
No. 16 Navy 5, No. 13 Virginia 4
Order of finish: 8, 6, 4, 2, 9, 7, 3, 5, 1
1 | Jack Lentz (N) def. Patrick McElroy (UVA) 11-5, 9-11, 11-3, 12-10
2 | Owen Davis (N) def. Toby Hansford (UVA) 11-7, 13-11, 5-11, 11-6
3 | Senen Ubina (N) def. William Braff (UVA) 11-3, 11-5, 6-11, 11-3
4 | Michael Kacergis (N) def. Will Holey (UVA) 9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8
5 | Jarett Odrich (UVA) def. Dylan Sweeney (N) 8-11, 11-4, 4-11, 13-11, 11-8
6 | Grayson Bubrosky (UVA) def. Jamie Kjorlien (N)11-8, 11-4, 11-8
7 | Andrew Braff (UVA) def. Ryan York (N)11-5, 11-9, 11-1
8 | Glenn Yates (UVA) def. Danny Finnegan (N) 11-3, 11-7, 11-7
9 | Ben Korn (N) def. Henry Woodworth (UVA) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8