By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM ET; Updated Dec 13, 2015 at 7:10 PM ET

College Squash AssociationHatfield, MA — The final few matches before the holiday break were played this week.

On Monday, the Trinity Bantams hosted Dartmouth. The Big Green men are off to their best start in years. They had already upset Harvard, the 2nd-ranked team in the nation, and they hoped to do the same against the top-ranked Bantams. Trinity proved too strong and defeated Dartmouth, 9-0. In the women’s match, Dartmouth had a similar goal to the men’s team. After all, they had just edged George Washington, 5-4, over the weekend, and Trinity had been upset in the season opener by Stanford. Trinity defended their home courts and captured the match, 7-2. The Bantams’ seven victories came in 3-0 matches.

In their home opener at the Brodsky Squash Pavilion, Brown hosted Yale on Tuesday evening. The Bulldog squads defeated their hosts by 9-0 scores.

Also on Tuesday, the Amherst women hosted neighboring Smith College. It was the season opener for the Jeffs. Amherst won each individual match to capture the team competition, 9-0.

On Friday, Conn College traveled to Wesleyan. The women’s match was very tight with Wesleyan defeating the Camels, 5-4. The Cardinals’ men defeated Conn College, 8-1, to close out the first semester.

In club-vs.-club team matches, the Northeastern men defeated Brandeis, 9-0.

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.