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JV Squash Posts Win over Tufts University

By Carol Matsuzaki
Team Member

The junior varsity squash team played its first match of the new year and came away with a tough 43 victory over Tufts University.

Although the players lack much experience, their hard work, determination, plus advice from Coach Robert Wickham G helped put the Engineers over the top.

Top singles player Tan Bhatnagar G tried using his shot-making skills to overcome his opponent but was denied in a good, tight match. Jon Goldman '98, the number three player, won the first two games but ran into some trouble as his opponent regrouped and took the next two games. Goldman played intelligent squash, moving his opponent around and tiring him to take the fifth and decisive game, and the match.

Number five player Carol Matsuzaki 95, in her first squash match with MIT, won the first two games, lost a tie-breaker in the third, and came through strong in the fourth game to claim a victory with conviction.

At the sixth position, Martin Szummer G beat his opponent in a quick 30 match. Seventh position player Mike Chatwin 97 also claimed a solid straight game victory.

The team hopes to continue its winning streak and improve its tough play as the season progresses.