Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (1/12/2014)


College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — The second half of the 2013 – 2014 college squash season began this week.

On Tuesday, Harvard visited Williams. Both Crimson squads defeated the Ephs, 9-0. For the first time in three years, Stanford played a home match. The Stanford women defeated Hamilton, while the men lost to the Continentals. In Washington D.C., the George Washington men were defeated by Trinity.

Trinity continued their road trip on Wednesday by visiting the Naval Academy. The Bantams shutout the Midshipmen.  Yale had two road matches in Pennsylvania. The 3rd-ranked Yale men earned a 6-3 victory over the 6th-ranked F&M men, while the Yale women blanked the Diplomats.  The Bulldogs continued on to Drexel, where both squads were victorious.

On Thursday, the Trinity men completed their road trip with a shutout of Drexel.

Bowdoin visited Colby on Friday. The Polar Bears squads were victorious over the Mules.

On Saturday, F&M visited Trinity. The Bantam women defeated the Diplomats, 9-0. The men’s match featured a come-from-behind victory by Trinity. With F&M up 4-3, Trinity won the final two matches to capture the team match.

The Middlebury women visited Mount Holyoke. The Panthers were too much for the Lyons and won 9-0.

There were many matches in Maine on Saturday. Conn College travelled to Colby. The Colby women earned a 7-2 victory. The 26th-ranked Colby men defeated  24th-ranked Conn College, 5-4. Both Bates teams also defeated Conn College.  The Bates women escaped with a 5-4 win over Williams. In the men’s match, Bates won, 6-3, which is the Bobcats’ first victory over the Ephs since 2008.

Penn visited Dartmouth on Saturday. The 13th-ranked Quaker men had not beaten the 10th-ranked Big Green since 2009. Penn earned a 5-4 victory on Saturday. The Penn women blanked Dartmouth. Both Brown squads lost to Cornell, while Harvard defeated Princeton’s men and women. Yale defeated Columbia.

Ivy League matches continued on Sunday. Both Harvard squads defeated Penn and both Princeton squads defeated Dartmouth. The Yale women blanked Cornell, while the men earned a 5-4 victory over the Big Red.

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.