By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 30, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 30, 2011 at 5:10 PM ET

New Haven, CT — The Ivy League Scrimmages were held at Yale University on November 12th and 13th. This preseason college squash event brought together the eight Ivy League schools for a tournament. Because it is an unofficial event, many schools sat players, while others allowed newcomers to get their first taste of collegiate squash.

Below are photos from a few of the men’s matches at the scrimmages.  Yale, last season’s Ivy League champion, have not lost a regular season Ivy League match since January 2009.  Each season brings new possibilities and Harvard appears ready to take control of the Ivy League. The Crimson defeated Penn and Princeton to make it to the finals against Yale.  Harvard defeated to Bulldogs to capture the tournament. Yet a preseason event is just a preseason event. The February 12th match between the two schools could have serious Ivy League and Potter Cup implications.

Columbia, which will play its first full season of Ivy League competition this year, finished the tournament in eighth place after a narrow 4-5 loss to Brown.

Last week, CollegeSquashAssociation.com featured photos from the Women’s Ivy League Scrimmages.

Click on the thumbnails to view a larger version of each photo. For additional photos from the entire 2011 Ivy League Scrimmages, please visit mtbello.com.