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College Squash Weekend Preview, January 19-21

University of Rochester Senior Tomotaka Endo will lead his team in a pair of important home matches against Columbia on Saturday and Yale on Sunday.

As the second half of the college squash season continues, teams jockey for position this weekend with only one month until the beginning of the college team nationals.

The No. 6-ranked University of Rochester men’s team will host two important home matches, facing No. 4 Columbia on Saturday and No. 8 Yale on Sunday. Columbia narrowly defeated Rochester last season 5-4 in a match where Rochester couldn’t convert several match points that would have changed the overall result. Yale and Rochester have developed a dramatic rivalry over the past decade, including Yale’s 5-4 win to capture the 2016 national championship.

Trinity will host the University of Pennsylvania for men’s and women’s teams on Saturday. The No. 1-ranked Trinity men will look to stay undefeated against No. 5 Penn, who have recently posted wins over other top-eight teams Rochester and Yale. The No. 5 Penn and No. 2 Trinity women aim to bounce back from tight losses last week against Yale and Princeton, respectively.

In other top-five women’s action, No. 4 Stanford will take on top-ranked Harvard on Sunday as one of four matches over two days. The Cardinals will also play Cornell, Williams, and Dartmouth.

Amherst and Smith will host a large set of teams for round robin play Friday through Sunday. One of the highlight matches will be No. 17 Dickinson women looking to upset No. 16 Amherst, a team that Dickinson has never beaten in the short history of its varsity program. On the men’s side in the round robin, the Naval Academy (No. 13) has a busy weekend as it defends its ranking position against Williams, Amherst, and Dickinson, while also traveling to top-ranked Trinity.

View the full college schedules here:
College Squash Men’s Schedule
College Squash Women’s Schedule

Live Scoring will be available for many matches during the weekend on Club Locker.