CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The No. 13 Virginia men’s squash team (1-1) swept Richmond (2-3) in the team’s home opener on Saturday (Nov. 10) at the McArthur Squash Center. The Cavaliers won all nine positions against the Spiders in three games.
“It was great to notch a win in our first home match of the season,” head coach Mark Allen said. “(Christian) Kohlmeyer, (David) Brenman and (Harrison) Kapp didn’t feature in the mid-week match versus Navy but were able to get their season underway with 3-0 victories today. I know all of the guys are excited about the opportunity to test themselves against Princeton tomorrow and I hope we can have a huge local turn out to cheer the team on.”
Junior Harrison Kapp (Philadelphia, Pa.) and sophomore Christian Kohlmeyer (Lake Forest, Ill.) won the first two-points for the Cavaliers, capturing 3-0 scores in positions eight and nine, respectively. Kapp recorded a dominate performance, dropping just four points in his match. He defeated Carson Beckett 11-1, 11-1, 11-2. Kohlmeyer secured an 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 win against Liam Day.
Freshman Will Holey (Greenwich, Conn.) recorded his first collegiate win, topping James Darling in position two 11-4, 11-8, 11-2. Senior Killian Bubrosky (New Canaan, Conn.) won position six against Miller Joyce 11-5, 11-5, 11-7, while freshman Glenn Yates (Cape Town, South Africa) captured the match point with a victory in position four. Yates defeated Rick McRae 11-8, 11-4, 11-4.
Freshman Patrick McElroy (Brookline, Mass.) won the top position for the Cavaliers, recording an 11-3, 11-0, 11-4 win against Leighton Ball. Sophomore David Brenman (Philadelphia, Pa.) recorded an 11-2, 11-5, 11-2 win in position seven against Cal Hanson, while sophomore Matthew Katz (Baltimore, Md.) won 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 against Francix Gowen in position five and senior Jarett Odrich (Greenwich, Conn.) won 11-2, 11-9, 11-0 against Christian Megherby in position three.
Virginia will return to action tomorrow, hosting No. 8 Princeton. The match at the McArthur Squash Courts will begin at 12:30 p.m.
No. 13 Virginia 9, Richmond 0
Order of Finish: 8, 9, 2 6, 4, 1, 7, 5, 3
1 | Patrick McElroy (UVA) def. Leighton Ball (UR) 11-3, 11-0, 11-4
2 | Will Holey (UVA) def. James Darling (UR) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
3 | Jarett Odrich (UVA) def. Christian Megherby (UR) 11-2, 11-9, 11-0
4 | Glenn Yates (UVA) def. Rick McRae (UR) 11-8, 11-4, 11-4
5 | Matthew Katz (UVA) def. Francis Gowen (UR) 11-4, 11-4, 11-4
6 | Killian Bubrosky (UVA) def. Miller Joyce (UR) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7
7 | David Brenman (UVA) def. Cal Hanson (UR) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2
8 | Harrison Kapp (UVA) def. Carson Beckett (UR) 11-1, 11-1, 11-2
9 | Christian Kohlmeyer (UVA) def. Liam Day (UR) 11-2, 11-3, 11-2