Northampton, MA — There were matches throughout the country this weekend, starting in northern Vermont and extending down to the Naval Academy.
Middlebury opened its new squash facility on Friday. The men hosted their coach’s alma mater, Rochester. Despite the celebration of the new facility, the Panthers lost.
Also on Friday, the Williams men hosted Hamilton and Western Ontario. The Ephs defeated Hamilton, but lost to Western Ontario. Williams shutout the Hamilton women.
Tufts travelled to Mount Holyoke on Friday. The Lyons captured the match 8-1. In the Mid Atlantic, Georgetown beat Johns Hopkins.
Play at Williams continued on Saturday. Middlebury drove to Williams to face Stanford and Western Ontario. The Panthers defeated Stanford, but lost to Western Ontario. On Sunday, Williams shutout Stanford.
Also at Williams, Hamilton and Williams shutout Wellesley. The Ephs earned a 7-2 victory over Mount Holyoke and blanked Tufts.
In Boston, the Tufts men faced Boston University. The Jumbos got victories from their top five players and won the match 6-3 overall.
The Amherst men and women shutout Northeastern.
In Connecticut, the Wesleyan women shutout Conn College, while the men also defeated the Camels, 7-2. On Sunday, the Camel men defeated MIT. Wellesley blanked the Conn College women.
Siena travelled to Bard. The Bernie “Saint” Bernards earned the upset with a 5-4 win. Fordham and Swarthmore also defeated Bard.
William Smith defeated Colgate to start the season 2-0.
The Haverford men hosted Vassar and Lehigh. The Fords lost to Lehigh but defeated Vassar. Lehigh also shutout the Brewers. The F&M women defeated Haverford, 9-0.
A number of teams travelled to Annapolis for the Navy Round Robin. In one of the key matches of the weekend, Navy held off Drexel, 5-4. The Midshipmen also defeated Hobart, Bucknell, and Georgetown. Drexel defeated Georgetown. Johns Hopkins defeated Hobart, but lost to George Washington. The Drexel women blanked Johns Hopkins.
USC defeated Notre Dame, 6-3.
Coaches and Team Contacts, please remember to enter your team’s results in the US Squash Scoring System on the day of each match. Each player must be named in the results (“Not on Roster” entries will not be tolerated) or penalties may be applied.
Schools are reminded that to qualify for the National Team Championships, a minimum number of matches must be played at specific periods of the season:
- Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
- Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.
For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Except for Emerging Teams, matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.