Canton, NY — The Liberty League Championships were held at St. Lawrence University over the weekend. The men’s tournament had four teams, while the women’s tournament had three. The event was held at St. Lawrence’s Robie Squash Center, which includes 10 international courts, including a truly unique exhibition court with a red and brown front wall.
In women’s action, Vassar proved too much for host St. Lawrence and William Smith. On Saturday and Sunday the Brewers earned 8-1 victories over their rivals to earn their second consecutive Liberty League crown. The wins helped Vassar’s number 1, Emilie Kraft, garner Liberty League Performer of Week honors and Libby Pei to earn Rookie of the Week honors.
Rochester, the third-ranked men’s team in the nation, easily captured the men’s tournament. The Yellowjackets dropped a single individual match in the tournament. Rochester number 1, Ben Fisher, earned Liberty League Performer of the Week. The league’s Rookie of the Week honors were split between Rochester’s Andres Duany and St. Lawrence’s Amay Merchan. Merchan went 2-1 in his first college competition.
Rochester is looking to best their third place finish in last year’s National Team Championships. They will host the team that finished second in the nation, Princeton, on December 12th.
Below are photos of the winning squads.