Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (1/6/2013)

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College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — As schools return from the holiday break, there were a few college squash matches to open the second semester this weekend.

Williams College hosted four teams this weekend: Bowdoin, Colby, Middlebury, and Yale.

In women’s action on Saturday, Yale went undefeated on the weekend. The Bulldogs shutout both Colby and Williams. Williams captured a 9-0 victory over NESCAC rival Colby. Despite the score, there several great individual matches, including the match at the #1 position, which the Ephs captured in five games with a 14-12 victory in the final game. Middlebury defeated Bowdoin, 8-1, and Colby, 8-1. On Sunday, Williams defeated Bowdoin, 9-0.

For the men on Saturday, Middlebury recorded a pair of victories. The Panthers defeated Bowdoin, 6-3, and Colby, 9-0.  Yale also earned two victories. The Bulldogs opened with a 9-0 victory against Colby. Yale faced a tougher challenge against Williams. The Ephs captured the individual matches at positions 3, 5, 8, and 9, and fell just short of an upset. Yale escaped with a 5-4 victory.  On Sunday, Williams defeated Bowdoin, 8-1.

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.