ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It was a full day of squash for the Drexel men's and women's teams on Saturday as they took part in the Navy Round Robin. The men won one of their three matches on the day, while the women fell in matches to Johns Hopkins and Virginia.
The men's victory came in their final match of the day, a 9-0 thumping of Fordham. Justin Singh and Nick DiDonato won in straight sets at the top of the ladder, as did the players in positions five through nine. Ben Bevan at No. 3 and Harshil Dokania at No. 4 each won in four sets as the Dragons did not cede a point in that match.
The men also put up a strong battle against Johns Hopkins before ultimately falling, 6-3. Singh, who earned the Dragons' only point in the match with host Navy earlier in the day and remains unbeaten on the young season, cruised at the No. 1 position, 11-4, 11-7, 11-1. DiDonato earned a victory at No. 3 in four sets, and Paul Jamrgowicz grinded out a hard-fought 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5 triumph at No. 9. Three other Dragons took their matches to four sets, but they could not finish off a point as the Blue Jays took the 6-3 decision.
On the women's side, Andrea Miguelez had a big individual victory against Johns Hopkins, toppling Praulein Li at No. 7, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10. That would prove to be the only point of the day for the Dragons on the women's side, who fell to the hosts 7-1 before dropping a 9-0 decision to Virginia. Drexel was shorthanded, with many players staying back in Philadelphia due to illness, and had to default the eighth and ninth positions in both matches. Johns Hopkins also defaulted the ninth position, resulting in the 7-1 final score.
Drexel will continue play in Annapolis next weekend, when the men will take on George Washington, Denison and Hobart, while the women will battle George Washington and Georgetown.