By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 6, 2016 at 8:12 PM ET

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Hatfield, MA — For the week ending 12/4/2016, Tufts’ Claire Davidson and Drexel’s Michael Thompson have been named the women’s and men’s Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week.

Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players.

Claire Davidson (Tufts University): Tufts ventured to New York this weekend for back-to-back matches with 20th-ranked Hamilton and 19th-ranked St. Lawrence. First-year student Claire Davidson, Tufts’ #2, played 10 games in those two team matches. Against Hamilton, she defeated Megan Grip (11-6, 11-6, 12-10, 6-11, and 11-5) and against St. Lawrence, she defeated Emily Terry (11-9, 11-7, 3-11, 5-11, and 11-7). These individual wins helped 21st-ranked Tufts to a pair of 6-3 victories.

Michael Thompson (Drexel University): Prior to last Wednesday, Drexel University had never defeated their Philadelphia rival Penn. With Drexel leading 4-3 with two matches to play, senior captain Michael Thompson faced Penn’s James Watson at the #4 position. Down 4-8 in the fifth game, Thompson saved match ball at 9-10 before clinching the individual and team victory with a 13-11 victory (11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 4-11, and 13-11). The 9th-ranked Drexel Dragons went on to win 5-4, upsetting 6th-ranked Penn.