Squash Opens Season with Sweep at Vassar Round Robin


Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Fordham squash squad opened the 2018-2019 in fashion, going a perfect 4-0 at the Vassar Round Robin Tournament at Vassar College. The Rams defeated Vassar, 7-2, Lehigh, 8-1, Boston University, 6-1, and Bryant, 7-0. In the opening match, Fordham took the first seven positions with Patrick Rodden defeating Caden Gruber at the first slot (11-8, 11-6, 11-2) while Griffin Fitzgerald took down Alex Wisneski at the second (11-6, 11-5, 11-8) and Tommy White was victorious at the third over Henry Mitchell (11-0, 11-5, 11-4). Winthrop Reed, Justin Esposito, Justin Deckoff and Dylan Panichello also turned in wins for the Rams at the fourth though seventh positions, respectively. In the Lehigh match, Rodden took the first position from Sam Ghorashi (11-4, 12-10, 11-4) while Fitzgerald won at the second (12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 11-2) and White at the third (11-5, 11-4, 11-8). The Rams also picked up points at the fourth through eighth spots with victories from Reed (4), Esposito (5), Deckoff (6), Henry Poehlein (7) and Panichello (8). In the won over Boston University, Fordham won six of the seven matches player with Rodden defeating Hunter Chun at the first spot in a marathon session (8-11, 11-5, 3-11, 12-10, 12-10) while White won at the third over Stefano Viacava (11-9, 11-5, 11-3