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No world leaders attended the Harvard men's squash matches yesterday at Hemenway Gym. No security took over the top floor. No protesters demonstrated outside.
With Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani nowhere to be seen, the Crimson (9-0 overall, 3-0 Ivy) returned to business as usual, devastating Tufts and MIT in routs of 8-1 and 9-0, respectively.
For senior Co-Captains Jon Bernheimer and Jim Masland, yesterday's games marked the end of their Hemenway careers. Appropriately, they both enjoyed victorious good-bye games, easily carousing to 3-0 shut-outs.
Bernheimer began his match against Engineer James Porter in style, and ended it a la mode. His combination of fast footwork, ricocheting three-walls, and delicate drop shots led him to a 15-7, 15-6, 15-3 victory.
"This match wasn't too tough, but it was kind of sad in a way," Bernheimer said. "I'll definitely miss Hemenway. It's been a great four years at this gym."
Class--and complete dominance--best describe Masland's match against Jumbo Matt Trevithick. He played his ever-consistent, ever-strong game to extract a 15-6, 15-6, 15-3 win.
Following their senior leaders, the number one through seven seeds struck out their Tufts opponents in three straight games. Josh Horwitz and Neal Tew, freshmen who usually play at nine and ten, took control at the number four and five seeds. Junior Bobby Greenhill went from good to better to even better, winning 15-10, 15-7, 15-3. Freshman Sam Halpert rounded out the seven perfect shutouts, dominating in three short games.
Freshman Jon Pratt saw a little more competition, losing one of his games 13-15. And at number nine, the Crimson's Billy Mitch gave the Jumbos' Lewis Briggs the lone Tufts win.
The Engineers, who challenged Harvard two hours later, couldn't plot out any match victories and managed
Crimson, 9-0 at Hemenway Gym
1. Jeremy Fraiberg (HARVARD) d. (MIT), 15-11, 15-10, 15-10; 2 Jonny Kaye (HARVARD) d. Nasser Ahmad (MIT), 15-10, 15-11, 15-12; 3. Jon Masland (HARVARD) d. Matt Trevithick (MIT) 15-6, 15-6, 15-3; 4. Marty Clark (HARVARD) d. Anthony Jules (MIT), 15-6, 15-3, 15-6; 5. Jim Masland (HARVARD) d. Dave Poeppel (MIT), 15-5, 15-4, 15-6; 6. Raja Mahidhara (HARVARD) d. Tope Laivani (MIT), 15-14, 15-10 15-7; 7. Sam Halpert (HARVARD) d. Eric Nudelman (MIT), 11-15, 15-5, 15-3, 15-2; 8. Steve Fraga (HARVARD) d. Rajeer Tewari (MIT), 15-12, 15-8, 15-7; 9. Doff McElhinney (HARVARD) d. Leroi Leeuw (MIT), 15-7, 15-8, 15-9.
Crimson, 8-1 at Hemenway Gym
1. Jeremy Fraiberg (HARVARD) d. Trip Navaro, (Tufts), 15-2, 15-6, 15-11; 2. Mark Baker (HARVARD) d. Josh Lebowitz (Tufts), 15-8, 15-11, 15-4; 3. Jon Bernheimer (HARVARD) d. James Porter (Tufts), 15-7, 15-6, 15-3; 4. Josh Horwitz (HARVARD) d. Tad Hogan (Tufts), 15-5, 15-9, 15-7; 5. Neal Tew (HARVARD) d. Steve Filosa (Tufts), 15-9, 15-4, 15-3; 6. Bobby Greenhill (HARVARD) d. Ed Crowley (Tufts), 15-5, 18-17, 15-3; 7. Sam Halpert (HARVARD) d. Marco Caicedo (Tufts), 15-7, 15-6, 15-11; 8. Jon Pratt (HARVARD) d. James Ellman (Tufts), 15-8, 15-10, 13-15, 15-12; 9. Lewis Briggs (Tufts) d. Billy Mitch, 15-10, 15-11, 15-7. feet took a nap in the first game, which helost 15-11. They soon woke-up and ran opponentEric Nidelman in circles for the next three games,which Halpert won 15-5, 15-3, 15-2.
"The guys looked pretty fresh out there,"Assistant Coach Jon Anz said. "The guys who neededto play their hardest did, and those who didn'tplayed extremely conscientiously and tried to makethe game enjoyable for their opponents."
Neither the Jumbos nor the Engineers wererevelling in their losses as they left the sceneof the Mass. Ave. Massacre.
How could the Engineers smile when they havelost the Harvard match every year since 1933, with39 shutouts. Their best performance against theCrimson was in 1952, when they lost 7-2
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