Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (11/11/2012)


College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — This weekend featured play in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and New York.

In women’s action, William Smith opened its season on Saturday. The Herons blanked Rochester 9-0.

Vassar earned a pair of victories by blanking NYU and Haverford. Haverford defeated NYU by a score of 6-3.

In their third match of the year, Virginia shutout UNC.

On Thursday, the MIT men visited Boston University. BU captured the match, 5-4.

This weekend, the Vassar men hosted Fordham and Haverford. The Brewers lost both matches, 1-8. Haverford also shutout Fordham to complete a 2-0 weekend.

Bard recorded its second victory of the season by defeating Siena, 8-1.

Virginia hosted Notre Dame, Charleston and UNC. The Cavaliers defeated the Cougars, 7-2, and the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels, both 9-0.

The Naval Academy hosted the Veterans’ Day Round Robin. The Midshipmen continued their undefeated run with victories over Kenyon, Johns Hopkins, Hobart, Washington St. Louis, Denison, and Georgetown. In one of the closest matches of the weekend, Johns Hopkins defeated Hobart, 5-4. The Blue Jays also defeated Washington St. Louis 6-3. George Washington defeated Hobart and Kenyon.

The Ivy League Scrimmages were held at Yale this weekend. Although the results are unofficial, will feature photos and videos from this event in the coming days.  The Penn women defeated Yale to win the scrimmages, while the Harvard men defeated Yale to capture the unofficial event.

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.

Schools are reminded that to qualify for the National Team Championships, a minimum number of matches must be played at specific periods of the season:

  • Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
  • Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

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