Weekend Wrap-up 2-5-2018: Harvard Women Remain Undefeated

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Harvard senior Alyssa Mehta (r) has dropped only two games this season while going undefeated in nine matches played for the Crimson.

College squash action this past weekend was highlighted by league rivalries, including the NESCAC women’s and men’s championships, the Liberty League men’s championship, and a large slate of Ivy League play.

The Harvard women staged two dominant home performances that will likely see them reclaim the No. 1 position in the upcoming rankings. On Saturday they defeated current No. 1 Princeton 8-1 and then beat Penn on Sunday by the same scoreline. With only two regular season matches remaining, Harvard is likely to hold the top seed in the Howe Cup division at the women’s team nationals in two weeks—which will be held on Harvard’s home courts in Cambridge.

On week after the St. Lawrence women’s team claimed the Liberty League title, the men’s team did the same with a three-match sweep of their tournament matches, including a 6-3 win on Saturday over rival Rochester. St. Lawrence has now won five straight league championships.

The NESCAC championships played to seed as Trinity captured the twelfth straight title for both its women’s and men’s teams.  In the finals, the Trinity men defeated Bates 8-1 while the women topped Williams 7-2.

The No. 6-ranked Penn men faced closely contested matches on a New England away weekend, scraping by No. 5 Dartmouth 5-4 on Saturday before narrowly falling 5-4 to No. 3 Harvard on Sunday.