2015 Women’s National Team Championships: Day 1 Afternoon Report


Cambridge, MA — The 2015 Women’s National Team Championships are underway at Harvard University.

A Division (Howe Cup): In the highly competitive rematch between 4th-ranked Princeton and 5th-ranked Yale, Princeton advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3 victory. In the other match beginning at noon, 3rd-ranked Trinity faced 6th-ranked Cornell. The Bantams, the defending national champions, defeated the Big Red, 9-0.

B Division (Kurtz Cup): Two Kurtz Cup matches began at noon. NESCAC rivals Williams and Middlebury met in the match up of 12th- and 13th-ranked teams. Middlebury hoped to avenge two regular season losses to the Ephs. Williams prevailed, 7-2. All-time, Franklin & Marshall had faced Brown 13 times and held an 8-5 record against the Bears. The Diplomats were unable to capture their first win over Brown since 1993, losing 3-6.

C Division (Walker Cup): The four Kurtz Cup quarterfinals started the 2015 Women’s College Squash Association National Team Championships this morning. Amherst, the 17th-ranked team, defeated 24th-ranked Wellesley, 9-0. Colby prevailed over St. Lawrence, 5-4. Last time Bowdoin and Wesleyan met, Bowdoin won 5-4 at January’s Pioneer Valley Invitational. In the rematch, Bowdoin won, 8-1. Hamilton defeated Virginia, 7-2.

D Division (Epps Cup): The first Epps Cup matches will be played later this afternoon.

E Division: The first E Division matches will be played later this afternoon.

F Division: The first F Division matches will be played this afternoon and evening.