Greenwich, New Canaan co-champions of FairWest Squash

Members of the Greenwich and New Canaan squash teams pose for a photo after netting co-champions. Greenwich athletes are in white, while New Canaan athletes are in black. In the front row from left are Grayson Bubrosky, Will Gruseke, Hal Holappa, Kieran Davis, Corey Bancroft and Peter Yuen. In the back row from left are Henry Greer, Kyle Finnican, Christian Megherby, Killian Bubrosky, John Rohrbach, Robert Rohrbach, Nick Bancroft and Jamie Kyle.

Members of the Greenwich and New Canaan squash teams pose for a photo after netting co-champions. Greenwich athletes are in white, while New Canaan athletes are in black. In the front row from left are Grayson Bubrosky, Will Gruseke, Hal Holappa, Kieran Davis, Corey Bancroft and Peter Yuen. In the back row from left are Henry Greer, Kyle Finnican, Christian Megherby, Killian Bubrosky, John Rohrbach, Robert Rohrbach, Nick Bancroft and Jamie Kyle.

The Greenwich High School squash team, playing in the Fairwest Squash Championship for the first time, emerged victorious by sharing the title with New Canaan High School in a very closely-contested, round-robin tournament held at Chelsea Piers in Stamford last weekend.

The other schools qualifying at the A Division level were Darien and Rye high schools. It all came down to the final matches on Sunday and Greenwich had to win all four of its final matches against Rye to become co- Champions.

It began with Greenwich team captain Nicky Bancroft, walking on court against the No.4 player of Rye High School with the Cardinals facing elimination with a loss. The Rye team had defeated New Canaan and Darien by scores of 4-3 on Saturday, had won the first three matches against Greenwich on Sunday and were only one match win away from winning their first Fairwest Squash championship.

Playing in his last match as a senior, Bancroft started the Cardinals’ comeback by winning his match 3-0. The win propelled his teammates to close the door on Rye’s championship bid. Junior, Peter Yuen, No. 3, then won a close 3-0 match, followed by sophomore Robert Rohrbach at No.2, who methodically dispatched his opponent 3-0.

This set the stage for sophomore John Rohrbach’s impressive 3-0 win at No.1, giving the Cardinals a 4-3 win over Rye. Rohrbach won the match on tired legs and a bruised knee from two hard-fought wins on Saturday against both Darien and New Canaan.

Rohrbach defeated Darien’s top player, one of the top juniors in Connecticut, coming from behind 0-2 in games to win the final three games for a 3-2 victory. Later Saturday afternoon, Rohrbach played the New Canaan No. 1 in an even more grueling five-game match. Each player held five match points before Rohrbach won in a thrilling 22-20 final fifth game.

For his efforts, Rohrbach was the tournament MVP with his 3-0 record at No.1.

Rohrbach, junior Peter Yuen, Bancroft and freshman Kieran Davis all posted two wins each. Also,  senior Jaimie Kyle and freshman Corey Bancroft recorded one win each to contribute to the Cardinal’s team victory.

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