By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 4, 2015 at 4:34 PM ET; Updated Jan 4, 2015 at 4:33 PM ET

College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — A few squads got an early start to the second semester with matches this weekend.

Prior to the semester break, the Princeton women hosted and shutout George Washington. Also, in the final match of the first semester, Amherst visited and defeated Smith College.

This weekend, Bates, George Washington, and the Penn women were in northern California for winter training trips. Stanford hosted the schools.

On Saturday, the 3rd-ranked Penn women shut out host Stanford, the 7th-ranked team in the nation. The 8th-ranked George Washington women proved too much for the 15th-ranked Bates Bobcats. The Colonials prevailed 8-1. The Stanford women also defeated Bates, 8-1.

In men’s action on Saturday, George Washington, the 17th-ranked squad, edged 14th-ranked Bates, 5-4. The Bobcats defeated Stanford, 8-1 to conclude their West Coast trip.

On Sunday, the Penn women defeated George Washington.

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.

For complete results from all of this weekend’s action, see Women’s Results and Men’s Results.