Mercersburg won its 9th straight boys' varsity squash match with a 9-0 shutout of visiting Canissius (Buffalo, NY) February 4.'
The event was supposed to be a tri-match, but when the third team dropped out, Mercersburg and Canissius played each other twice to get in some further competition. After the top nine won the regular match with ease, the Blue Storm changed its lineup and used some JV players for the second go-round. Seniors Francis Betkowski '23, Danny Adusei-Poku '23, and Daniel Zhong '23 won their matches at the top three spots on the ladder and Sid Shah '26 and Collin Jin '25 also picked up victories to give Mercersburg a 5-4 edge. For Jin, it was his first varsity match. Other JV players who moved up and played well included Thomas Zhu '26, Gaven McGuire '26, Albert Park '25, Kyle Hwang '26, and Will Lee '26.
The Blue Storm (14-2) will spend the next week preparing for the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Tournament, which will be hosted by Lawrenceville on Saturday, February 11, beginning at 3 pm.