CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia men’s squash team (4-5) closed out their weekend homestand with a 5-4 win against No. 10 Dartmouth (2-2) on Sunday (Dec. 3) at the McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville, Va.

All five of Virginia’s victories were by 3-0 scores.

Junior Petr Nohel opened the match with an 11-8, 11-3, 11-7 win at six. Freshman Krishna Mishra made it 2-0 with his 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 victory at position two. Senior Myles McIntyre made it 3-0 with his 11-5, 12-10, 11-5 victory at three. After Dartmouth won a five-gamer at seven, juniors CJ Baldini and Charles Braff added two more points with victories at five and nine to give UVA the 5-1 lead.

Dartmouth won the final three matches including a tight five-game match at the top position where sophomore JP Tew was edged 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-9 by Christian Shah.

Sophomore Patrick Keller also won his exhibition match 3-0.

The match was Virginia’s final contest until mid-January.


“That was an important win for the men that should solidify our position in the top 8 going into winter break. Having Myles & Petr both return to the line-up proved crucial today as they notched up 3-0 wins. Well done to Charles Braff too, who went undefeated, winning 9 consecutive games, with not one game lost, including yesterday’s 11/4, 11/2, 11/2 demolition of Harvard’s #8 player. A shout out goes to our athletic trainers Caroline Fitch and Dallas Grato as well, who worked tirelessly this past week to put enough healthy players out on the court to enable us to compete with a full team – which looked improbable as late as Monday of this week. I’m truly grateful for all that they do.
“It’s been a trying semester for the men, dealing with the multitude of injuries and setbacks, but I am extremely proud of how they have kept their spirits up and persevered and I feel very, very good about where the team is right now. We have players coming off the IR list raring to go, and those that have been playing are well and truly battle hardened through playing these tough matches. All our goals this season remain in reach and I’m already excitedly anticipating the second half of the season.”


  • Virginia is 3-0 all-time against Dartmouth
  • Charles Braff went 3-0 this weekend, also winning in three games his matches against MIT and Harvard
  • Petr Nohel, who transferred to UVA this year after playing two years as Franklin & Marshall’s No. 1, is 3-1 for the Cavaliers
  • CJ Baldini improved to 5-4 this season
  • The Cavaliers won 9-0 against MIT on Friday and fell 7-2 against No. 2 Harvard on Saturday to go 2-1 on the homestand


  • Virginia returns to action on Friday, Jan. 19, playing at Chatham

#8 Virginia 5, #10 Dartmouth 4

1 | Christian Shah (DART) def. JP Tew (VA) 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-9
2 | Krishna Mishra (VA) def. Mac Aube (DART) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9
3 | Myles McIntyre (VA) def. Ekam Singh (DART) 11-5, 12-10, 11-5
4 | David Rubin (DART) def. Evan Hajek (VA) 11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-4
5 | CJ Baldini (VA) def. Quintin Campbell (DART) 11-7, 11-8, 11-3
6 | Petr Nohel (VA) def. Ned Gildea (DART) 11-8, 11-3, 11-7
7 | Felix Feldman (DART) def. Maxwell Velazquez (VA) 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9
8 | Callan Venkatesan (DART) def. Drew Barr (VA) 11-9, 6-11, 14-12, 11-5
9 | Charles Braff (VA) def. Rana Thakkar (DART) 13-11, 11-7, 11-4
Exh | Patrick Keller (VA) def. Charlie Mattson (DART) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9