February 28, 2011

Brown Men’s Squash Places 12th Nationally At Hoehn Cup

The Brown men's squash team completed play at the Hoehn Cup National Championship held at Harvard and finished 12th  nationally. A 5-4 win against St. Lawrence in a thrilling first round match ensured the Bears of their best place National finish since 2006.

 

In the key win over St. Lawrence, the Bears held a 4-2 lead in matches after wins by freshman Tod Holberton #9, sophomore Alex Hsu #8, sophomore Eamon O'Connor #6 and # 2 junior Brad Thompson, but trailed, 2-1, in three remaining matches.

 

Both senior Adrian Leanza #1 and junior Tucker Bryan #7 were able to get back to 2-2 in their matches but could not get the fifth game. All eyes descended on sophomore Chris Holter at #4. He managed to win the fourth game to get the match to a nail biting fifth game.

 

Chris started badly and was down 2-6. He kept his nerve and at 8-8 managed to slowly pull ahead and thrill the Brown supporters with an 11-8 win to seal the top 12 finish in the nation.

 

Next up Western Ontario at Harvard at Noon Saturday. The men's squash team fell, 8-1, to Western Ontario in a well contested semifinal.

 

The lone winner was freshman Blake Reinson at #3 who won in five in a fine match that lasted well over and hour. There were other valiant efforts by Holter at #4,senior Ben Clayman at #5, Eamon O'Connor and Alex Hsu who all lost in 5 games pushing their opponents to their limits.

 

The Bears dropped their final match to Williams by an 8-1 margin with Reinson again earning the lone win for the Bears.

 
 

St. Lawrence University

 

Brown University

 
 

Winner

 

1

Dodge,Alex

 

Leanza,Adrian

 

3-11,11-4,11-9,5-11,11-6

St. Lawrence University

 

2

Merchant,Amay

 

Thompson,Brad

 

11-8,11-9,11-4

Brown University

 

3

Seth,Vir

 

Reinson,Blake A.

 

11-5,3-11,11-4,5-11,11-5

St. Lawrence University

 

4

Xaba,Jermaine

 

Holter,Christopher L

 

11-9,5-11,6-11,11-6,11-8

Brown University

 

5

Campo,Will N

 

Clayman,Benjamin J.

 

13-11,15-13,12-10

St. Lawrence University

 

6

Stout,Tyler H

 

O Connor,Eamon F

 

11-8,8-11,11-9,11-7

Brown University

 

7

Badali,Michael

 

Bryan,William

 

10-12,11-5,11-8,8-11,11-4

St. Lawrence University

 

8

Kraft,Thomas B.

 

Hsu,Alexander Y

 

11-5,9-11,11-5,11-2

Brown University

 

9

Woeltz,Russell D.

 

Holberton,Tod

 

12-10,9-11,11-9,11-8

Brown University

 
 
 
 
 

Western Ontario, University of

 

Brown University

 

Winner's Score

Winner

 

1

Chetty,Kimesh

 

Leanza,Adrian

 

11-8,11-5,11-4

Western Ontario, University of

 

2

Hong,Brian w

 

Thompson,Brad

 

11-6,11-8,12-10

Western Ontario, University of

 

3

Herden,Ryan A.

 

Reinson,Blake A.

 

5-11,12-10,11-7,11-6

Brown University

 

4

Chetty,Yeshale

 

Holter,Christopher L

 

10-12,11-2,11-8,11-5

Western Ontario, University of

 

5

Shoihet,Albert C

 

Clayman,Benjamin J.

 

11-6,11-3,5-11,10-12,11-8

Western Ontario, University of

 

6

Engel,Adam J

 

O Connor,Eamon F

 

9-11,15-13,5-11,11-7,11-7

Western Ontario, University of

 

7

Reddy,Tashlin T.

 

Bryan,William

 

11-8,11-6,11-9

Western Ontario, University of

 

8

Bhaloo,Rafik

 

Hsu,Alexander Y

 

5-11,11-8,11-7,4-11,11-5

Western Ontario, University of

 

9

Ostbye,Adrian

 

Holberton,Tod

 

12-10,11-9,11-5

Western Ontario, University of

 
 
 
 
 

Brown University

 

Williams College

 
 

Winner

 

1

Leanza,Adrian

 

Morris,William D.

 

12-14,10-12,12-10,11-9,11-5

Williams College

C

2

Thompson,Brad

 

Gruner,Will E

 

11-8,13-11,11-7

Williams College

C

3

Reinson,Blake A.

 

Herrmann,Jeremy

 

11-8,13-11,11-7

Brown University

C

4

Holter,Christopher L

 

Marks,Nick

 

11-7,11-7,9-11,11-4

Williams College

C

5

Clayman,Benjamin J.

 

Foehl,Taylor

 

11-8,11-7,7-11,3-11,11-6

Williams College

C

6

O Connor,Eamon F

 

Ervasti,Jack

 

11-3,7-11,11-7,13-11

Williams College

C

7

Bryan,William

 

Greaves-Tunnell,Alexander H.

 

11-4,11-9,11-9

Williams College

C

8

Hsu,Alexander Y

 

Maruca,Andrew M.

 

16-18,11-3,11-5,11-8

Williams College

C

9

Holberton,Tod

 

Zuckerman,Jared J.

 

11-6,15-13,11-8

Williams College

C