Squash Shuts Out Tufts, Improves Record to 3-2By John de Souza '93
The squash team made history by defeating Tufts University 7-3 for the first time in 15 years and for the first time under Coach Jeff Hamilton. The Techies dominated the best Tufts had to offer by winning the top three matches, 3-0 each. The team's mark for the season now stands a 3-2.
Captain Matt Trevithick G manipulated his opponent with such hard hitting that the Tufts player could not return the serves. Trevithick won 15-10, 15-2, and 15-11.
Irfan Chaudhary '93 played an excellent retrieving game, making it impossible for his opponent to convert rallies into points. He won 15-5, 15-9, and 15-10.
Playing a solid game, it did not take long for Saf Yeboah-Amankwah '93 to eliminate his opponent. Shervin Limbert '93 and Yves Kissenpfennig '95 also won their matches, 3-0. Graham Fernandes '93 struggled a little, but pulled through with a 3-1 win. John de Souza '93 provided the fans with an exciting match eventually winning 3-2.
The team expects to do well this year. The return of Chaudhary, who plays in the number two position, has helped the team a great deal. MIT won its last two matches against Connecticut College, 9-0, and Bowdoin College, 8-1. They also played well against highly ranked Navy and Trinity College teams.
The Techies next match is against Bates College. This promises to be an exciting match. The last time MIT and Bates met was in the national championship, where MIT defeated Bates 5-4.