Groton passes a tough test

The match got off to a rocky start—or rather, did not start—due to a testing delay and some bad weather. The team honed their skills on the squash courts, took some naps, ate some snacks, and watched their coach do a lot of pacing and apologize to the opposing team.

After what felt like an eternity, the match began. Groton started slow on all courts, with the Exeter hitters forcing the Zeebs into an early hole. Soon, the #1s would take control and secure the first point. At #2, Groton fell way behind but clawed their way back, ultimately falling after a good fight. #3 was a back-and-forth affair with the teams trading the lead. Groton would take the match 9-7, easing some of their coaches stress.

Singles started up with the Zeebs leading 2-1. #2 was the first to finish with a dazzling offensive attack. #1 would soon follow after a quality match by both players. The win would be sealed at #4, with Groton happy to escape with a win. The final score, 7-2, does not do this match justice.

The team heads to Rivers on Friday for an ISL duel before a rematch with Exeter in the NEPSAC Class A Quarter-Finals at Babson College.