The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 20.0°F | Fair

JV Squash Ends Season with Victory over Milton Academy

By Carol Matsuzaki
Team Member

After suffering losses against Middlesex Academy, Belmont Hills, and Tabor Academy, the junior varsity squash team came through on their final chance for glory with a resounding season-ending victory over Milton Academy.

The exciting 54 victory was well deserved for this inexperienced but hard-working and mentally tough team. Every team member showed that hustling for every ball will take him or her far.

Tan Bhatnagar G, who anchored the lineup, came up against a tough opponent and took a loss in a tight five games.

At second singles, Jon Goldman '98 lost the first game 1215, but relied on his patience, consistency, and great gets to take the next three games 1714, 1510, 155 to win the match 31.

A determined third singles player Martin Szummer G willed his way to a decisive 1512, 154 , 1511 straight game 30 win.

Hard-hitting Mike Chatwin '97 showed who was the mentally tougher player by winning the first two games, 158, and 1511, respectively, and then the fourth, in a spectacular come-from-behind 1715 win.

A confident Carol Matsuzaki '95 won a close first game, 1511 and won the next two with conviction, 158 and 154, to take the match 30, using touch to maneuver her opponent around the court.

Don Hyun '97 showed some great hustle and sportsmanship as he took a tough 32 loss in an amazingly close match, 1513, 715, 1513, 1315, 1512.

Dany Cheij '95 gave his 110 percent as he regrouped his focus in the fourth after winning the first and second games and losing the third to come away with a well earned 31 win.