HomeArticlesAround the Courts: College Squash Weekend Highlights (11/22/2009)

Around the Courts: College Squash Weekend Highlights (11/22/2009)

College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — It was a busy weekend for college squash.  Here is a summary of some of the action.  CollegeSquashAssociation.com will have more detailed articles about many of these matches in the coming days.

Coaches and Team Contacts, please remember to enter your team’s results in the US Squash Scoring System on the day of each match.

Women’s Highlights

Three-time defending National Champion Princeton traveled to Ithaca to face Stanford and Cornell.  The top-ranked Tigers, who were playing without their All-American trio of Amanda Siebert, Neha Kumar and Emery Maine, were upset 6-3 by Stanford.  Princeton rebounded against Cornell with a 5-4 victory.  Cornell beat Stanford and lost to Penn.

Second-ranked Harvard defeated Brown and Williams, both by a 9-0 score.  The next team rankings will prove interesting for Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford.

Yale also defeated Williams by an 8-1 margin. In a match up of two top-five players, Toby Eyre defeated Logan Greer in the number one match for the Ephs’ sole victory. Also during the weekend, Williams defeated Middlebury.

In their final match of 2009, Haverford defeated Drexel 8-1. Haverford concludes the semester with a 1-2 record.

At the round robin held at Harvard, Bates went undefeated with wins over Tufts, Wesleyan, BC, and Conn College. Bowdoin also defeated Wellesley and Conn College, but lost to Hamilton.  Looking to earn their first victory of the season, Wellesley went 0-4 on the weekend.

In Lancaster, PA, Franklin & Marshall hosted Dartmouth in their season opener.  The Big Green won 9-0.  Dartmouth also defeated Georgetown in their Mid-Atlantic trek.

At the Liberty League Championships, Vassar earned the title for the second consecutive year.  They defeated both St. Lawrence and William Smith for the title.  St. Lawrence finished second with a 6-3 victory over William Smith.

For complete results, please visit the Women’s Results page.

Men’s Highlights

At the Harvard Round Robin, the schools from Maine were ready. Bowdoin defeated Hamilton, MIT, and Conn College, while Bates defeated Wesleyan, Conn College, and Tufts. Northeastern had a challenging weekend, losing to Wesleyan, Hamilton and Colby. In their trip to Boston, Northwestern earned a 7-2 victory against MIT.

On Sunday, Bates hosted Trinity for the first time ever.  The Bobcats’ number one, Kush Mahan, outlasted Trinity’s Supreet Singh for a five-game victory.

Adrian Leanza (Brown) and Colin West (Harvard) - Photo by Stuart le Gassick
Adrian Leanza (Brown) and Colin West (Harvard) - Photo by Stuart le Gassick

Ithaca, NY, hosted some great squash action this weekend. Host Cornell opened their season with victories over Penn and Western Ontario.  The Big Red only lost one match in the two contests. The Princeton Tigers entered play without Chris Callis and Kelly Shannon, who were both injured. Princeton defeated Western Ontario (9-0) and Cornell (6-3).

Bard traveled to the Bronx and emerged with a victory over Fordham. This was Fordham’s sole home match of the season.  Both schools only fielded eight players for the match, so Bard won by a 6-2 margin.

Yale defeated Williams 9-0. The Ephs rebounded with a 9-0 victory over Middlebury.

Dartmouth visited the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend. Despite victories by Franklin & Marshall’s Guillherme de Melo and Sadiq Madraswala, the Diplomats were unable to upset Dartmouth and they fell 2-7 to the Big Green. Against Navy, Dartmouth emerged with a 7-2 win and the Big Green  shut out George Washington.

Harvard went 2-0 over the weekend. The Crimson blanked Brown and defeated Williams 6-3.

Details about the Drexel Round Robin will be posted in the coming days.

At the Liberty League Championships, Rochester won for a third consecutive year.  The Yellowjackets shutout Hobart and Vassar, and defeated St. Lawrence by an 8-1 margin. Host school St. Lawrence placed second with shutouts of both Hobart and Vassar. Hobart earned third place in the tournament.

For complete results, please visit the Men’s Results page.