The Harvard men's squash team destroyed Tufts, 9-0, yesterday afternoon to raise its record to 4-0. All four of the Crimson's victories have been shutouts.
The racquetmen had no trouble handling Tufts, as eight of nine players breezed to either 3-0 or 3-1 victories. The one close match was played at number two, where Tuft's Wes Baker took David Boyum to the limit.
The match was 11-11 in the fifth set when Boyum, who jokingly jabelled his play as "moronic", pulled away to capture a 3-2 win.
Coach Dave Fish decided to go with his full lineup, anticipating that Tufts would give Harvard a good fight. "Tufts is quite good." Fish said. "We want to start playing the whole lineup as we come to the thick part of the season."
The "thick part" which Fish referred to begins with this weekend's greuling road trip in which the team plays' three matches in two days. The racquetmen will face Navy on Friday and then travel to Philadelphia, where they will face Franklin and Marshall on Saturday morning and Pennsylvania in the afternoon.
The Crimson expects to encounter some serious competition from Navy and F&M, who Harvard Co-Captain Peter Dinneen called "two of the top four teams in the country."