Hatfield, MA — For the week ending 1/17/2016, Drexel’s Ryan Morgan and Rochester’s Tomotaka Endo have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow].
A [hpow] should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players.
Ryan Morgan (Drexel University): On Saturday, Drexel visited Dartmouth. With the match tied at 4-4, #3s Ryan Morgan (Drexel) and Rebecca Brownell (Darmouth) began their fourth game. Morgan was down 1-2 in games but regained control of the match. She won the final two games to capture the individual (9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, and 11-2) and team match. This was Drexel’s first victory over Dartmouth, and according to head coach John White, “Our biggest win to date.”
Tomotaka Endo (University of Rochester): With every regular season match being critical for teams competing for the Potter Cup (national championship), Sunday’s meeting between 7th-ranked Rochester and 2nd-ranked Yale was important. Visiting Yale was up 4-3 in matches and on the verge of victory. Rochester tied it at 4-4, and the team match came down to the #4s, Rochester’s Tomotaka Endo and Yale’s Kah Wah Cheong. Endo rallied from a 1-2 game deficit to tie the match at two games a piece, setting up a one-game winner-take-all, for the individual and team match. Endo won the match (5-11, 11-5, 11-13, 11-3, and 11-6) to give the Yellowjackets their first regular season victory over Yale.