Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (12/4/2011)


College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — This weekend, Wesleyan, Trinity, and MIT/Wellesley hosted round robin events.

At the Wesleyan Round Robin, the Cardinals had a successful weekend as hosts. The men defeated Colgate, Hobart, Johns Hopkins, and Fordham. The women defeated Colby, Colgate, Smith, Tufts, and William Smith. The match against the Colby women showed Wesleyan’s depth. They won 5 of the botton 6 matches. Brown defeated both Wesleyan squads.

Also at the Wesleyan Round Robin, Brown and Mount Holyoke played an exciting match. Mount Holyoke had the early advantage in a number of matches, but the Bears proved mentally tough. At the #2 position, Sarah Domenick battled back to defeat Shara Robertson in five games. Brown won 6-3, but the match was decided by a handful of individual points. Mount Holyoke also defeated Colgate, Smith, and William Smith on the weekend. will have photos and videos from the Wesleyan Round Robin in the coming days.

Trinity hosted a number of teams this weekend. The Bantams beat both Conn College and George Washington 9-0. The Trinity men will be looking to extend their winning streak to 250 straight matches against Williams next weekend. Also at Trinity, Conn and George Washington played a thrilling match. The Colonials won the top four positions and ultimately prevailed 5-4.

Conn College also played at the Wesleyan Round Robin, where the Camel men defeated Colby 6-3. Conn is poised to make a move in the next team rankings.

At the MIT/Wellesley Round Robin, MIT beat Boston College and Boston University. Co-host Wellesley defeated Boston College and Northeastern.

Harvard University defeated Amherst in Boston on Saturday.

On Saturday, Penn hosted Princeton. On the women’s side, the two foes traded ranking positions twice last season. Penn won the 2010 – 2011 regular season meeting, but lost in Howe Cup to Princeton. This time, Penn, the 5th-ranked team in the nation, defeated #3 Princeton 6-3. With a number of four- and five-game matches, a possible rematch at Howe Cup would be very interesting. Princeton’s men shutout the Quakers.

Cornell had a successful weekend. They defeated Columbia and St. Lawrence. The men also defeated Western Ontario.

Coaches and Team Contacts, please remember to enter your team’s results in the US Squash Scoring System on the day of each match. Each player must be named in the results (“Not on Roster” entries will not be tolerated) or penalties may be applied.

Coaches, Team Contacts, and SIDs may nominate players to be the Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week by contacting Michael T. Bello. Nominations are due each Monday by 6 PM ET.

For complete results from all of this weekend’s action, see Women’s Results and Men’s Results.