Squash Defeats No. 18 Navy for Second Time This Season at MASC Championship Tournament

Eli Kramer plays a squash match at MIT. He picked up a 3-2 win at position four to help the Engineers to victory.
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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 17 MIT 5, No. 18 Navy 4

- Records: No. 17 MIT (14-7); No. 18 Navy (8-13)

- Location: Washington DC (George Washington University)

- The Lead: After not beating Navy in 53 straight contests dating back to 1948-49, the MIT squash team picked up its second win of the season over the Midshipmen today as the Engineers won by a 5-4 final in the consolation final at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference Championship.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Joe O'Connor (Kennebunkport, Maine) and Eli Kramer (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earned 3-1 victories at positions two and four, respectively. O'Connor defeated Owen Davis 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9, while Kramer topped Millen Randell 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9.

- At position six, Keith Lamp (Short Hills, N.J.) defeated Ben Korn 11-8, 11-2, 12-14, 13-11 at position six. Additionally, both Matt McManus (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Neel Das (Needham, Mass.) earned victories at positions seven and nine in straight sets. McManus swept Thomas Rankin 11-4, 12-10, 11-4, while Das took down Joe Kacergis 11-8, 14-12, 11-8.

- MIT nearly had a sixth point at position five, but Brad Levin (Cockeysville, Md.) came up just short in five sets as he fell to Ryan York 9-11, 11-2, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7. In exhibition play, Wonjune Kang (Seoul, South Korea) swept Thomas Prim 11-4, 11-7, 11-5.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will await seeding for the upcoming College Squash Association (CSA) Team National Championship which will begin on Friday, February 28. If the tournament began today, the Engineers would be the top seed in the C Division Summers Cup, a bracket they won a year ago for the first time in program history.

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