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Cavaliers Fall to Western Ontario in Hoehn Cup

Feb. 23, 2018

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HARTFORD, Conn. – The No. 14 Virginia men’s squash team (14-7) fell, 7-2, in the opening round of the Hoehn Cup, against No. 11 Western Ontario (9-2) on Friday (Feb. 23) at Trinity’s Kellner Squash Courts in Hartford, Conn.

"We needed to play our best squash to be in with a chance of winning today, and unfortunately we didn't do that," head coach Mark Allen said. "We battled hard and fought all the way to the end of the last match on court. With a tough game now under our belts, I'm expecting us to be that little bit sharper tomorrow and there is plenty for us to still play for this weekend."

The Cavaliers captured wins from freshman Andrew Braff (Locust Valley, N.Y.) in position nine and sophomore Toby Hansford (Darien, Conn.) in position six, respectively. Braff recorded a 12-10, 11-7, 11-9 win against Bryan Hall, while Hansford defeated Adam Vanwyngaarden 5-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-6.  

Freshman Matthew Katz (Baltimore, Md.) battled through a five-game loss in position seven, falling 5-11, 11-5, 11-1, 5-11, 11-5, to Jackson Kay, while junior Jarett Odrich (Greenwich, Conn.) forced a fourth-game in position three, losing to Akasham Rajaopaul 11-6, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8.



Junior Grayson Bubrosky (New Canaan, Conn.) rounded out the day, suffering a 3-2 loss to Brett Schille. He fell 12-14, 11-8, 11-7, 16-18, 11-6 in position three.

The Cavaliers will return to action tomorrow to face No. 15 Cornell (6-13) in the consolation bracket at 9 a.m. at the Kellner Squash Courts.

No. 11 Western Ontario 7, No. 14 Virginia 2

No. 1 David Mill def. Mason Blake 11-9, 11-3, 11-7
No. 2 Matthew Henderson def. William Braff 11-6, 11-7, 11-7
No. 3 Akasham Rajagopaul def. Jarrett Odrich 11-6, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8
No. 4 Brett Schille def. Grayson Bubrosky 12-14, 11-8, 11-7, 16-18, 11-6
No. 5 Nick Guest def. Henry Woodworth 11-4, 11-5, 12-10
No. 6 Toby Hansford def. Adam Vanwyngaarden 5-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-6
No. 7 Jackson Kay def. Matthew Katz 5-11, 11-5, 11-1, 5-11, 11-5
No. 8 Stefan Houbtchev def. Killian Bubrosky 11-9, 11-5, 11-7
No. 9 Andrew Braff def. Bryan Hall 12-10, 11-7, 11-9

Order of Finish: 9, 3, 6, 8, 2, 5, 1, 7, 3


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