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Squash - Boys Varsity vs. Trinity Pawling

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: December 4, 2013

Result:Win
Score:Berkshire 5 - TP 2

Event Recap:
The Bears opened the season on our courts this past Wednesday and despite the Thanksgiving vacation the week before, took to the courts like ducks to water.  While the match featured plenty of early-season errors, it also settled the team, built up our confidence, and ultimately provided a solid foundation to improve upon as the season progresses.  Highlights included co-captain Sam Perkins '14 winning his first varsity match at the #2 position and, in atypical style, needing only three games to do it.  #4 George Fowlkes '14 fought hard but seemed to be too focused on cross-courts.  While he worked himself around the court at a high intensity, he wasn't able to truly gain possession of the match and lost 1-3.  #6 Noah Wilson '15 looked as though he might succumb to back pain in the third but found his length in the fourth, winning 11-0, to clinch his first win of the season.  New-to-the-team third former Tyler Morse '17 kept his nerves at bay and played a very fundamentally sound match to win 3-0.  He used all four corners of the court effectively and kept his opponent off-balance.  He set a good tone for the other third formers on the team, all of whom were able to notch a win.  #8 Liam Bullock played two close games but found his length and was able to keep his opponent deep in the back.  He won 3-0.  #9 Tanner Boyle '17 mentioned butterflies in his stomach at the start of the match but showed some grit to win his first game 12-10 and then take the match 3-0.  #1 and co-captain Sam Lewis '14 had some good rallies with the his counterpart but TP's new Egyptian was too good and Sam fell 0-3.  #5 Peter Hoover '14 eased into the match, winning the first game 16-14 and then playing much better squash to win 11-9, 11-5.  He committed himself to better footwork and it was all the difference.  Finally #7 and third former Dongchan Ryu '17 also faced some nerves at the start of his game.  He lost the first game 9-11 but rebounded to take the next two 11-5, 11-5.  Unfortunately he came off the court hobbling and looked as though he might need to withdraw.  After a quick fourth game where he lost 8-11, Dongchan stretched his back out and entered the court focused and determined to win.  He did so with the entire team supporting him and finished the fifth 11-9.  It was a great opening match and I was very proud of the team's performance.  This looks to be a much closer match in January once TP's #2 returns to the team.  Thanks to all the fans who were able to support the team.  We face Loomis and Westminster on Wednesday.
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