The Gilman squash team traveled north to Yale University, last week, to compete in Division 1 of the High School National Squash Team Tournament, where the previously unbeaten Greyhounds went 3-1, including a victory in the consolation finals.
Gilman’s only loss came in its very first match, as it fell to Tabor Academy (MA), 5-2. No. 2 David Hoffman, who went undefeated in the four matches, and No. 4 Michael East picked up the lone Greyhound victories in the first round match. No. 1 Taylor Tutrone lost an extremely close match to an excellent player from Bermuda in five hotly contested games.
Gilman rebounded with a 4-2 win over Groton School (MA), as the Hounds swept the top four positions, as No. 3 Will Hanley joined Tutrone, Hoffman and East with victories. The Greyhounds then earned a place in the consolation finals with a dominant 6-1 victory over Mount Greylock (MA). Tutrone, Hoffman and East each won again, and were joined by No. 5 Peter Dewire, No. 6 Jakob Metz and No. 7 Jay Brooks.
In the consolation finals, Gilman faced a tough challenge from Pingry School (NJ). Like Gilman, Pringy is very talented in their top four positions, but the Greyhounds were able to win three of those four matches, as Tutrone, Hoffman and Hanley all prevailed. Brooks then claimed the decisive win, as he recovered from a first game defeat to win 3-1, giving Gilman a 4-3 team victory.
The Greyhounds, 20-1 overall, now turn their attention back to defending their MIAA title when the playoffs get underway next week.