Almost a yr after closing out the 2019-20 season, the Navy males’s squash staff (0-1) returned to competitors. The Mids opened the 2021 marketing campaign on the highway the place they got here up quick in a 6-3 resolution to Virginia (1-0) on the McArthur Squash Heart. Navy was final in motion as a staff on March 1, 2020 on the School Squash Affiliation (CSA) Workforce Championship. Two present members of the staff – staff captain Jack Lentz and Millen Randell – went on to compete the next week (March 6-8) on the CSA Particular person Championship.
“Whereas we had a strong efficiency in the present day, greater than something I used to be extremely blissful for our gamers to have the chance to play in the present day,” mentioned third-year Navy head coach Tyler Osborne. “We’re trying ahead to getting one other probability to get on the court docket tomorrow in opposition to a proficient Virginia staff.”
Lentz, the lone senior on the Navy squad and the staff’s No. 1 participant, put collectively a robust efficiency en path to capturing an 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 victory over UVA’s Cullen Little. It marked Lentz’s 56th collegiate victory and now stands simply two wins exterior of the Mids’ all-time top-25 wins checklist.
Randell, who manned the No. 3 spot, misplaced his opening recreation 11-8, however fought again to stage the match at one-all with a 12-10 victory within the second. Barr pushed forward with an 11-8 game-three victory earlier than clinching the win within the fourth with an unimaginable see-saw match that ended with a 21-19 Barr win.
In the meantime, junior Ben Korn confronted a 2-0 deficit earlier than rallying to take recreation three in opposition to the Cavs’ Matthew Katz 11-9 on the No. 5 place. Katz, nevertheless, closed out the win by incomes an 11-9 victory within the fourth.
Freshmen Charles Heath and Henry Sparkman noticed their first motion in a Navy uniform with Heath dropping his match at No. 4 to Andrew Braff by a mixed seven factors (12-10, 11-9, 11-8) and Sparkman fell quick in opposition to Braff’s brother, William, in three video games, as effectively.
Whereas formally a 6-3 win for Virginia, the Cavaliers have been unable to subject a full lineup and have been pressured to forfeit the No. 8 and No. 9 spots on the ladder.
The 2 groups will conclude the weekend on Sunday once they meet at 1:00 pm on the McArthur Squash Heart. Dwell stats and a dwell video stream will likely be out there by way of hyperlinks posted on NavySports.com
Virginia def. Navy, 6-3
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 • Charlottesville, Va.
1 | Jack Lentz (N) def Cullen Little (V) // 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
2 | Myles McIntyre (V) def Ryan York (N) // 11-1, 11-3, 11-5
3 | Andrew Barr (V) def Millen Randell (N) // 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 21-19
4 | Andrew Braff (V) def Charles Heath (N) // 12-10, 11-9, 11-8
5 | Matthew Katz (V) def Ben Korn (N) // 11-5, 11-8, September 11, 11-9
6 | William Braff (V) def Henry Sparkman (N) // 11-5, 11-8, 11-4
7 | Maxwell Velazquez (V) def Gus Prager (N) // 11-2, 11-6, 11-5
8 | Tommy Rankin (N) def — (V) // forfeit
9 | Joe Kacergis (N) def — (V) // forfeit
Order of end: 2,6,4,7,1,5,3
### Go Navy ###