BU Squash started off the season with a round robin held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. BU began the round robin facing off against home team Johns Hopkins. A tough opponent, BU lost this one, 2 – 7, but managed to win two games with strong performances by freshman Bonner and Lavoie. Next BU played the University of Minnesota for the first time in club history and won a resounding 7 – 2. The match was marred by club captain Ben Bunjapamai’s foot injury acting up and forcing a forfeit. The last game of the day was against Home team Navy A. Always a very challenging opponent, the terriers put up a tough fight but conceded all games to the Naval Academy’s varsity team. BU started Saturday off with a game against the University of Richmond and clinched an early win with the game score being 6 – 3. For the last game of the Round Robin the terriers sat their number 1 and 2 due to injury and played an incredibly fit and well-conditioned Navy B team. After many close and long drawn out matches the terriers lost by a narrow margin of 5 – 4.
The second match of the season pitted rival Boston University and Boston College against each other for the first time this season. The terriers were off to a good start and seemed to be headed to victory, however, after a few incredibly close matches BU lost to BC 2 – 7. Strong performances by Co-captain Jack Chambers and Freshman Joel Lavoie helped the terriers clinch two wins. The terriers were missing Bonner and Chen, numbers 2 and 6 respectively, due to injury.
The third match of the season so far saw the Terriers playing MIT. The results very disappointing game for BU, who have not seen such bad match scores against MIT in recent history. Nick Carlson playing number 9 brought in the only win for BU.
The club’s next math will be on the 20th of November against Northeastern University.