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Around the Courts: College Squash Weekend Highlights (12/7/2009)

College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA —  This weekend was packed with college squash action as many teams had their final matches of the semester. The Wesleyan Round Robin was the weekend’s big event, with fifteen teams descending on Middletown, CT.

CollegeSquashAssociation.com will have more detailed articles about some of this weekend’s 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

On Saturday, Amherst and Vassar, the 17th- and 18th-ranked teams in the latest College Squash rankings, met in Poughkeepsie, NY. Even though the Brewers captured two of the three five-game matches, the Lord Jeffs escaped with a 5-4 victory. Vassar also had a 9-0 win over Vanderbilt, but lost to Bates 0-9.

Bates lost to Princeton 9-0.  First-year student Megan Ruth won the Bobcats’ sole individual game against the Tigers’ Eliza Kontulis.

Against Brown, Princeton prevailed 8-1.  The Bears’ Leila Drainsky won her team’s sole match 3-0.  First-year student Julie Cerullo led the Tigers at the number one position, while senior Emery Maine, an All-American last season, played her first matches of the 2009 – 2010 campaign.

At Wesleyan, Middlebury went undefeated, with wins over Wellesley, Northeastern, Wesleyan, and Vermont. Mount Holyoke also earned four victories on the weekend. The Lyons defeated Northeastern and Connecticut on Saturday, and William Smith and Wesleyan on Sunday.  The Lyons are 4-0 and will visit Trinity next weekend. Colby also had a successful trip to Middletown, defeating Conn 7-2 and William Smith 6-3. Smith went 1-4 at the Wesleyan Round Robin. Their sole victory came against Wellesley.

Harvard continued its dominance. On Wednesday, the Crimson defeated Dartmouth.  On Saturday, Harvard earned its third Ivy League victory by defeating Cornell 9-0.  Harvard enters the semester break with a 4-0 record.  Cornell beat Tufts to close out its trip to Cambridge.

Yale defeated Franklin & Marshall, but lost 8-1 to Penn. The Diplomats rebounded with a 7-2 victory over George Washington, and the Quakers wrapped up their semester with a 9-0 win over Brown.

Rochester visited Hamilton this weekend.  The Yellowjackets lost to the seasoned Continentals.

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

Men’s Highlights

Amherst visited and defeated Vassar, 9-0.  The Lord Jeffs won each individual match 3-0.

Princeton cruised to a 9-0 victory over Bates. The Tigers also shutout Brown.  Chris Callis, who has battled injuries since last season, returned to the line-up.  He won at the number four position. “It was a welcome sight to have him back in the line-up,” Princeton coach Bob Callahan told GoPrincetonTigers.com.

Cornell beat Tufts 8-1 and lost to Harvard 3-6. Tufts earned victories over MIT and Boston University.

Dartmouth closed out its semester on Wednesday against Harvard.  The Big Green defeated the Crimson at the Ivy League Scrimmages last month, but in their regular season meeting, Harvard prevailed 6-3.

Haverford beat Fordham 8-1. Haverford’s Andy Wee and Fordham’s Nick Reed battled in a five-game match. After capturing the final game 15-13, Reed walked away with Fordham’s sole victory.

Yale shutout both Franklin & Marshall and Penn.  Penn also beat Brown over the weekend.

After three consecutive losses to Ivy League teams, Franklin & Marshall earned its first victory of the season on Sunday. The team defeated George Washington by a 9-0 margin.

Middlebury shutout four opponents on the weekend: MIT, Northeastern, Vermont, and Bard.

St. Lawrence started the weekend at the Wesleyan Round Robin with victories over Conn College and Wesleyan.  They ended the weekend with loses to Williams and Navy. Williams also defeated Navy 8-1. The sole victory for the Midshipmen came at number 1, as captain Nils Mattsson fought his way to a 3-1 victory over Williams’ Ethan Buchsbaum.

The StreetSquash facility in Harlem, NY, hosted Bates, Columbia, Vassar, and Vanderbilt.  Vassar lost to Bates. Against Vanderbilt, the 37th-ranked team in the nation, the 40th-ranked Brewers lost a close 5-4 match.

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