Despite a three-and-a-half hear drive and a surprisingly strong showing from Williams, the men's squash team won their second in a row, scoring a 7-2 triumph.
Top man Mike DeSaulniers disposed of opponent Ernie Cogswell in three straight games, but John Havens and Ned Bacon at the second and third slots respectively did not fare so well.
Havens dropped a close match to Chip Lindquist 9-15, 15-7, 15-10, 5-15, 13-15.
Teammate Bacon also lost 2-3, after grabbing the first two games of the contest 15-12 and 15-4.
To the Cleaners
Captain Mark Panarese "took his guy to the cleaners" in the second and third games, according to Manager Whit Ford. After losing the opening round, he eventually finished off Mitch Reiss in the fourth game, 15-10.
Number five John Stubbs eased by Williams' racquetman Jim Parsons 3-1, while the sixth man for the Crimson, Clancy Nixon, defeated John Saunders by the same score.
"During the first game, I was still stiff from the time on the road," Nixon said. "The guy was very competitive, but after a while my experience began to show through," he continued.
Mitch Reese, playing seventh, blanked Jim Little, and Clark Bain ousted Peter Thayer 3-1 at the eighth seed. The number nine man, Chuck Elliott, emerged victorious from a grueling five-match marathon with Evan Bash.
Elliott topped Bash, in spite of the Williams athlete's exceptional physical condition. Ford said, "That Bash is amazing. He runs three miles before practice and is all ready to play another five-game match." He added, "When Elliott got off the court you could have pushed him over by blowing at him."
This Friday the Crimson racquetmen take to the road again, visiting Dartmouth. Saturday they return to Hemingway in an 11 a.m. contest against Navy.
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