Brown makes some Polar Bear squash
After a series of tantalizingly close matches, the Bowdoin Men's Squash Team fell last Saturday to hosting rival Brown University, 8-1.
Head Coach Tomas Fortson was especially pleased with the performance of his first-year players. Doug Weeden '06 captured the sole win for the Polar Bears and "continued his impressive growth with a 3-0 victory at [the] number four [position]," said Coach Fortson.
Nick Adams '06 also won his exhibition match by a score of 3-2, earning Fortson's praise. Representing the upper-classmen, co-captain Greg Clement '04 "played well against the number 25 player in the country."
Fortson added that Bruce Saltzman '06, Chris Metcalf '05, Eric Toan '05, and Lawrence Delasotta '04 "all battled well in defeat."
"Our Brown match was a tough one," said captain George Hubbard '03. "They were a good team, but we did not play up to our potential. The loss really let us analyze what we need to do to win higher level matches."
Fortson agreed with Hubbard and said, "our match against Brown tells us that while we have the tools to play against those 'better' teams, we still have much work to do. We can play at that level but have not yet learned how to win at that level."
With two more weeks of competition before the Team Nationals and Individual Nationals competitions, Hubbard said, "our goals are for everyone to recognize what he needs to do to reach the next level."