Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (11/10/2013)


College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — The 2013 – 2104 college squash season is underway. Let’s review some of the matches that have already occurred.

The Bucknell men hosted the first official matches of the season on October 20th. The Bison went 2-0 on the day with victories over Lehigh and Penn State. Lehigh also defeated Penn State.

A week later, Penn State rebounded with an 9-0 victory over Siena. Ithaca also defeated Siena.

At the beginning of November, the Naval Academy traveled to California to open the season. Navy went 2-0 on the West Coast with victories over Stanford and California Berkeley.

On the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd, the Lehigh men edged Swarthmore, 5-4, in a Quaker state showdown. In another in-state matchup,  the Virginia men shutout Richmond. Northeastern’s men hosted a round robin. The Huskies went 3-0 with victories over Siena, Bryant, and Vermont. Bryant and Boston College also defeated Siena and Vermont.

Vassar hosted the first Hudson Valley College Individual Squash Tournament. At the event were representatives from Fordham, Ithaca, and Vassar. Vassar’s Vincent Mencotti won the A draw, while Fordham’s Matt Crowe won the B draw.

On Friday, the Navy Round Robin began. Johns Hopkins escaped with a 5-4 victory over Virginia. The Cavaliers rebounded by shutting out Bard and Washington, and defeating Denison, 5-4. Elsewhere, the George Washington men and women both shutout Georgetown. Wellesley defeated Northeastern 8-1 to open the season. The Blue Pride continued their success with an 9-0 victory against BC on Saturday.

Haverford visited NYU on Saturday. The Ford women defeated NYU, 5-4, while the men fell 1-8.

A number of Midwest men’s teams were in Dayton this weekend. Northwestern went 3-0 with victories over Chicago, Illinois Champaign, and Duke. Notre Dame lost to Washington in St. Louis, but defeated Illinois Springfield.

In Midwest women’s action, Minnesota defeated Notre Dame, 6-1, and defeated Washington in St. Louis, 5-4.

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 weeks.

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 a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Except for Emerging Teams, matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.

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