Squash coach Jack Barnaby came into Hemenway Gym Saturday hoping that his team could squeak by Army. Two hours later Harvard had demolished the Cadets 8-1, and Barnaby was talking in terms of "giving Princeton a real fight for the Ivy title."
Harvard's top two players, Romer Holleran and Terry Robinson, beat two excellent Army opponents. Holleran topped veteran Walt Oehrieih, one of the best players in the East, 15-8, 16-18, 14-15, 15-7, 15-13.
Robinson was even more impressive; he walloped Steve Darrah, sixth-ranked among returning collegiate players, 15-10, 15-12, 15-7. Bill Morris won as easily from Steve Genoni, 15-8, 15-11, 16-14.
But Barnaby was even more pleased by the excellent play at the bottom of the ladder. Dave Benjamin number six), Todd Wilkinson (seven), and Steve Simpson (nine) all won easily. Pete Brooks (eight) was the only Harvard player to lose. He broke a string in his racket in the second game, played with the racket anyway, and lost 10-15, 15-10, 15-5, 12-15, 15-10.
Al Terrell and Dinny Adams, the Crimson veterans who fill out the middle of the lineup, won easily, Adams, who hasn't lost a match in his intercollegiate career, beat Pete Kantrowich, 15-12, 15-7, 15-2. Terrell won 15-7, 15-6, 15-9.