After Jack Lee ’20 won the first match of the day, Andover Boys Squash went on to defeat Phillips Exeter Academy 6-1 in the team’s third victory over Exeter this season. The team’s record now stands at 8-4.
According to Head Coach John Roberts, the final match of the season was special as it was some players’ final match at Andover.
Roberts said, “For our 3 Seniors, [Captain] Alex [Bernhard ’19], Xander [Schwartz ’19], and Joe [Kacergis ’19], [it was the] last match of their Andover careers. They’ve been incredible leaders on and off the court for our younger group of players. It was nice to get the last win for them.”
Kacergis felt that the competitive environment of the match made it feels as if the team were playing during Andover/Exeter weekend.
Kacergis said, “I think the fact that Exeter is our big rival, it made the victory feel so much more impactful. While we aren’t able to play at A/E because of Interschols, it still feels like we participated in that rivalry, just a few days early.”
According to Bernhard, a large factor of the team’s success was its ability to stay calm and collected.
“I think we held our nerves and gained some confidence and momentum heading into New England’s this weekend,” he said.
Roberts felt that the team did well in getting ahead and staying ahead.
“The boys did a great job of playing patient squash and managed to close out their matches through controlled, consistent squash without letting matches ever get too close,” he continued.
Andover will participate in Interschols Friday through Sunday.