Saints Lose Tight One To Brown at CSA Nationals
The seeds held in all four matches in the Hoehn Cup competition at the men's College Squash Association National Championships hosted by Harvard on Friday with Brown, ranked 12th nationally, edging 13th-ranked St. Lawrence in a heartbreaker, 5-4.
The Saints will play Navy, a 9-0 loser to Western Ontario, in a consolation match on Saturday. SLU will take a 11-9 match record into the match with Navy, a team they beat 8-1 earlier in the year.
The Saints won the odd number matches in the match against Brown, but the Bears won at eight and nine for the match title. Alex Dodge won at one, Vir Seth at three, Will Campo at five and Mike Badali at seven for the Saints.
Dodge beat Adrian Leanza 3-2, taking a 2-1 lead after losing the opening game, but Leanza forced a game five with an 11-5 win in game four. Dodge prevailed in the tie-breaker 11-6. Brown's Brad Thompson beat Amay Merchant 3-0 at two, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4, but Seth was a 3-2 winner over Blake Reinson as the two traded wins through the first four before Seth won the fifth game 11-5.
Jermaine Xaba lost in five at four as Christopher Holter rallied from 2-1 down to win 11-9, 5-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8 while Campo won in three games, all of which went to extra points in his match with Ben Clayman at five. Campo won 13-11, 15-13, 12-10. Brown's Eamon O'Connor beat Tyler Stout 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7 at six with the Saints Badali winning in five at seven, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 11-4.
Thoma Kraft lost in four to Alexander Hsu, 11-5, 11-9, 11-5, 11-2 and Russ Woeltz lost in four to Tod Holberton at nine, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8.