After consecutive weekends with many matches located in the northern portion of the CSA’s geographical footprint, several of our southern-most teams will play host this weekend. With clear skies in the forecast, it should be smooth sailing for a full slate of contests on the last weekend in January.
Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania will be the host venue for several intriguing match-ups over the course of the weekend, with Colby College, Cornell University, Middlebury College, and University of Virginia all coming to town. The No. 17 Diplomat men will look for a home court advantage against four tough opponents, including No. 14 Virginia, No. 16 Cornell, and No. 18 Middlebury. No. 11 Virginia versus No. 14 Middlebury and No. 20 F&M against No. 23 Colby are the two closest ranked matches on the women’s side.
Drexel University’s courts will also be a hub of activity, although the marquee match-up will not feature the Dragons. University of Pennsylvania meets Trinity College at Drexel for two Top-5 clashes. The No. 1 Penn men put their new top ranking on the line for the first time against the No. 4 Trinity squad who knows that position well. The 3rd-ranked Trinity women will look to hold off No. 5 Penn.
Dickinson College, George Washington University, the Naval Academy, and Virginia all host matches this weekend as well, headlined by the No. 13 George Washington women welcoming No. 12 Cornell later this evening.
Those college squash fans situated north of the Mid-Atlantic will still have plenty of exciting squash to look forward to this weekend. The 2nd-ranked Rochester men’s team faces an immense test when they welcome No. 6 Dartmouth and then No. 3 Harvard to upstate New York.
Teams in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts will give it another go this weekend with some exciting contests on the docket. Amherst’s teams head to rival Williams on Saturday before hosting Bates on Sunday with all matches having potential rankings implications. Top-24 positioning is on the line when Mount Holyoke College hosts William Smith College later tonight. Mount Holyoke also hosts Tufts University’s Saturday contests with Hobart and William Smith Colleges after Tufts plays big matches against Bates this evening.
Live Scoring will be available for many matches during the weekend on Club Locker.