Cambridge, MA — The second day of the 2014 Men’s National Team Championships featured early morning matches in the B, D, E, F, and G Divisions.
A Division (Potter Cup): The A Division semifinals are currently on court.
B Division (Hoehn Cup): The defending Hoehn Cup champions almost had another shot at the B Division title. Western Ontario, the 2013 winners, dueled Columbia through an incredibly tight match. The Lions came away with the 5-4 victory, and they will face top-seeded Princeton in the finals. The Tigers pulled away late to win 6-3 over Dartmouth in their semifinal. During the regular season, Princeton defeated Columbia 7-2. The Tigers will be favored to win tomorrow, but Columbia has a history of dramatic upsets at nationals, and today’s match showed they can win in a fight.
The awards ceremony scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to the snow storm barreling toward Boston. As a result, Drexel was presented with the Barnaby Award before their consolation semifinal against Williams; the Barnaby Award recognizes the most improved team. Drexel battled Williams through a long match, but the Ephs took the 6-3 win. Williams will face another NESCAC team in the consolation finals. Bates advanced 7-2 with a win over Navy.
C Division (Summers Cup): The Summers Cup semifinals are scheduled for late this afternoon.
D Division (Conroy Cup): Connecticut College faced Bucknell in one D Division semifinal this morning, and Stanford faced Hobart in the other. The scores have yet to be reported.
E Division: (Chaffee Cup): The Chaffee Cup semifinals are scheduled for this afternoon. In the consolation semifinals, Haverford defeated Boston University, 6-3. The Fords will play the winner of the Lehigh/Colgate match in tomorrow’s consolation finals.
F Division (Serues Cup): Washington University in St. Louis swept Northwestern this morning in the last first-round match for the division. Wash U will be back on court to play NYU in the F Division semifinals this afternoon. The other semifinal, which will feature Chicago and Charleston, will also take place this afternoon.
G Division (Hawthorn Cup): In one of the consolation semifinals, Fordham soundly defeated Vassar by a score of 8-1. The G Division semifinals are scheduled for this afternoon.
H Division: The H Division will consist of a round robin with Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Sewanee, and Minnesota. The first matches will be played this afternoon.