Panther Men Fall to Williams in Final Home Contest

Andrew Cadienhead cruised over his opponent in three games in the second spot during Friday's match.
Andrew Cadienhead cruised over his opponent in three games in the second spot during Friday's match.

The 16th-ranked Middlebury men's squash team concluded its home portion of the schedule on Friday evening with a narrow 5-4 setback to #19 Williams. The Panthers (7-4) return to the court on Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. contest at #8 St. Lawrence.

The Ephs (7-7) jumped out to a 2-1 lead with wins at #9 and #6. Picking up the victory for the Panthers during that stretch was William Cembalest at #3 in five games (11-7, 11-8, 3-11, 4-11, 11-8).

The Panthers grabbed the lead at 3-2 Nick Bermingham edged his opponent in four games at #8 (11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 11-7), while William Kurth was also victorious in four games at the #7 spot (11-0, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9) for the Panthers.

Williams tied the match at 3-3 with a victory at #5, but Middlebury's Andrew Cadienhead cruised in three games at the second slot (11-4, 11-5, 11-8) for a 4-3 Panther lead.

The Ephs came from behind via four-game wins at #1 and #4 for the 5-4 triumph.