Squash - Boys Junior Varsity
|Date:||January 15, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 0 - Millbrook 7|
Today, the Bears travelled to Millbrook to meet one of the tougher opponents of the season. After some tough loses to strong opponents in recent matches, the team desired more than ever to earn a victory. Despite that, the Bears are still a very young and inexperienced collection of players, so they knew a victory would not come easily. Our #4 Yanno Fernandez '16 had an injured ankle so he did not participate and instead sat on the sideline as the team's temporary manager for the day. Our #9 Gerry Gimenez - Valdes '15 and #8 Brady Wilson '17 put up quite an effort in their games today. Despite that, the level difference between them and their opponent played an important factor as they struggled to return the shots and lost 0-3. #7 Peter Dunn '15 continued to perform well with his power rails and cross courts. However, he fell short in a tight match that finished 1-3. #6 Daniel Beyer '16 started off with a win on his first set. In spite of his fine effort, he was unable to maintain his momentum and lost 1-3. #4 Bryce Laigle '15 and left hander #5 Ian Bell '16 continued to make the opponents struggle with their deep and wide rails. However, they could not finish off the rallies and ended up losing 0-2. #3 Noah Arin '15 put up a great game with his speed and good racket skills. It was a close 2-3 loss for him. #2 Hunter Borwick '16 started slowly and lost 2 consecutive sets, but he rebounded well and made it an exciting match. Borwick splendidly won back 2 sets and forced 5 set. Unfortunately, he could not keep up his rails and lost 9-11. #1 Bao Nguyen '14 started off last with players from both team watching the match. He started off well with a close win of 12-10. The next three sets were specifically hard for him as he was unable to end the match in the 4th set when he had a great chance to claim the set. Despite the hard work he put in, Nguyen lost in the last set 7-11.
Despite the loss, the Bears know they played some fine squash today. With some focused skill work and some tactical adjustments, Berkshire will have a better chance at beating Millbrook when they come to Sheffield next week. Between now and then, the Bears will look to claim a much needed win against Canterbury on Saturday.
By Bao Nguyen '14