Boston, MA — The first round of matches of the 2011 Men’s National Team Championships began this morning.
Matches are being played at Harvard, MIT, Belmont Hill, and Northeastern today, with the first set of matches starting at 11:30 am. The last set will start at 7:30 pm.
In the Potter Cup (A Division), Yale advanced with a decisive 8-1 victory over Dartmouth. With play still ongoing, Rochester has clinched a win over Cornell, and Princeton will advance with a win over Harvard. Trinity also looks to advance with a win over Franklin & Marshall.
In the Summers Cup (C Division), top-seeded George Washington narrowly escaped with a 5-4 win over Hamilton. Last weekend, the Bowdoin and Colby women met in the first round, and this weekend the two Maine schools met again in the first round. Like last weekend, Bowdoin came away with an 8-1 win, but the men had a much harder time of it than the women; the Bowdoin men defeated the Colby men by a score of 5-4. Wesleyan and Columbia, who traded wins during the regular season, also met in the opening round of the C Division. This time around, Wesleyan was the victor, defeating Columbia 6-3.
In D Division (Conroy Cup) play, Connecticut College advanced with a win over Northwestern.
There’s lots of squash left to play tonight and throughout the weekend. Check back with CollegeSquashAssociation.com for updates.
The College Squash Association will be web streaming 2011 Men’s National Team Championships. (See details for more information.)