Cambridge, MA — At the 2012 Women’s College Squash National Team Championships, Harvard and Yale played the finals of the Howe Cup (A Division) to determine the National Championship.
There were many similarities between the competitors at the #3 position. Nirasha Guruge (Harvard) and Rhetta Nadas (Yale) were both senior captains, and they each had helped their respective teams capture a national championship and an Ivy League Championship in the past.
In the final match of the regular season, Guruge and Nadas played a four-game thriller in New Haven. Guruge won in four games (7-11,11-2,11-3,13-11) to help the Crimson escape with a 5-4 victory.
In the rematch at Howe Cup, Guruge prevailed in three games (11-5, 11-2, and 11-9), and Harvard marched to the title, 8-1, on its home courts.
Below is video of the match.
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