No. 18 Men's Squash Sweeps Doubleheader in Home Finale
Colonials Top Vanderbilt & Johns Hopkins
Feb. 4, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 18 George Washington men's squash team concluded its home schedule with consecutive wins over Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins at the GW Round Robin at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts on Saturday.
GW (12-8) opened the day with a convincing 9-0 sweep of Vanderbilt. The Colonials won eight of nine matches in straight sets with junior Sam Ehrlich being the lone dissenter. He dropped the first game before rallying for an 8-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 victory over Zach Hoyt at the No. 4 position.
The Colonials topped Johns Hopkins, 8-1, in the night cap. The Blue Jays were able to steal the final match of the afternoon in the No. 7 position after sophomore Chris Bell was unable to outlast Janvier Chalapin in a marathon 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 8-11, 22-20 defeat.
Seniors Brett Feldman and Jose Calderon each went 2-0 in their final home matches. Feldman opened with a 11-2, 11-5, 11-5 win over Vanderbilt's Jack O'Leary before cruising to a 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 victory over Johns Hopkins' Michael Choi. Both of Feldman's wins came at No. 9.
Calderon made quick work of his opponents, both coming at the No. 3 position. He stopped Vandy's Tyler Kopp (11-2, 11-7, 11-3) before defeating Hopkins' Peter Wu, 11-6, 11-4, 11-7.
Prior to the matches the GW Squash program honored Calderon and Feldman along with senior Adam Pistel for their years of dedication to the team.
Including today's doubleheader, Feldman has totaled 28 career victories while at GW. He has proven to be a versatile asset to the lineup, recording nine victories across six different positions on the ladder as a junior. As a senior he has anchored the bottom of the ladder, earning five wins at both No. 8 and No. 9. Feldman, a native of Margate, N.J., will earn his bachelor's degree in sociology.
Calderon has been a steady contributor to the GW squash program since arriving as a freshman in 2008-09. Including this afternoon's results, he has totaled 30 career victories and currently is tied for fourth on the team with 10 wins in 2011-12. The Bogata, Colombia, native will earn his degree in mechanical engineering.
Pistel joined the GW squash program at the start of the 2010-11 season after transferring from Saint Lawrence University. Between the two schools, Adam has totaled 22 career victories, including 13 as a junior at GW. He has totaled eight wins so far in 2011-12 with seven victories coming at No. 4. Pistel, a native of Amherst, Mass, will earn his bachelor's degree in communications.
The Colonials will conclude the 2011-12 regular season with a visit to Franklin & Marshall on Feb. 10 before heading to CSA Nationals, Feb. 17-19, in Princeton, N.J.