Cambridge, MA — Princeton University, Northeastern University, and the University of Notre Dame won their divisions at the 2014 Men’s National Team Championships.
B Division (Hoehn Cup): Before the B Division final between Princeton and Columbia began, the Tigers were presented with the Sloane Award, which is given annually to recognize outstanding team sportsmanship. Former Princeton head coach Bob Callahan was in attendance, and he received a standing ovation when it was announced he would be inducted into the Men’s College Squash Hall of Fame during the Individual Championships. The Hoehn Cup final was extremely close. Columbia led 2-1 after the first flight of matches. Princeton swept the second round to pull ahead 4-3. Columbia took two matches in the final round, but Princeton got the one win they needed to clinch the Hoehn Cup.
E Division (Chaffee Cup): The Chaffee Cup was the last division final scheduled for the tournament. Neither Northeastern nor Boston College was going to go home early. All three of the contests in the first flight of matches went to four games, and Northeastern’s Daniel Blohm defeated BC’s Kilbourn Gordon 18-16 in the fourth to win the #6 match. BC led 2-1 after the first flight, and they went up 4-2 after the second flight. Northeastern needed to win every remaining match, and they did, sweeping the final three matches 3-0. The final score was Northeastern 5, Boston College 4.
H Division: This was the first year there was an H Division at the Men’s National Team Championships. (No Emerging Teams Division was held this year.) Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, and Sewanee competed in round robin play for the H Division title. Notre Dame defeated both Vanderbilt and Sewanee on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the Fighting Irish defeated Minnesota as well, winning the first-ever H Division title. Notre Dame won the Emerging Teams Division in 2006, but this is the team’s first nine-player division title.