Men’s Squash Opens Second Semester With Setback at Williams

William Cembalest posted a three-game victory in top spot on Saturday.
William Cembalest posted a three-game victory in top spot on Saturday.

The 19th-ranked Middlebury men’s squash team opened the second semester on Saturday afternoon, falling at 21st-ranked Williams by a 6-3 score in the Simon Squash Center.

Middlebury took the early lead with a three-game victory at #6 from rookie John Epley (Greenwich, Conn.) over David Pincus (11-5, 11-4, 12-10). The Ephs responded with four-consecutive wins at #9, #3, #2 and #8 respectively for a 4-1 advantage. Rookie Wiatt Hinton (Baltimore, Md.) pulled the Panthers to within two via a five-game triumph in the fifth spot over Williams’ A.J. Solecki by scores of 11-13, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11 and 11-5.

The visitors clinched the team victory with a three-game triumph at #7. Middlebury sophomore William Cembalest (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earned the third point for the Panthers with an 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 victory over Will Means in the top spot of the ladder. The Ephs completed the scoring with a three-game win in the fourth slot.

• Men’s squash record: 1-2
• Up Next: 1/10 vs. Amherst – 1:00 p.m., 1/12 at Bates – 6:30 p.m., 1/13 at Colby – 10:00 a.m., 1/13 at Bowdoin – 3:30 p.m.