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Looking to repeat its 2014 national championship, the men's squash team came in third in this year's competition.
Co-captain Tyler Olson and the rest of the Harvard men’s squash team could not quite get the job done against top-ranked Trinity, falling 6-3. Olson’s five-game loss on Tuesday was his first of the season.
Entering Tuesday’s contest against Trinity, the Harvard men’s squash team looked to carry the momentum of an undisputed Ivy League championship, secured last weekend with victories over Brown and archrival Yale, into another big win.
Sophomore Dylan Murray, shown in previous action, picked up two wins over the weekend, as the Crimson captured its second straight Ivy League title.
With wins over Yale and Brown this weekend, the third-ranked Crimson claimed the conference crown outright for the second consecutive season.
After ending the fall semester with a 1-3 record, No. 6 ranked Harvard men’s squash team (6-2, 5-0 Ivy) came back this semester with five straight wins against competitors ranked in the top 11 in the nation.
Harvard won its third match in three days against No. 10 Franklin and Marshall, sweeping its opponent for the first time all season.
In the Ivy League double header, the Crimson defeated Princeton on Saturday and Penn on Sunday with identical 7-2 scores.
After not losing a game in over a year, the Harvard men’s squash team (1-2, 1-0 Ivy) fell twice this weekend on the road in New York, falling to No. 2 St. Lawrence Saturday and No. 5 University of Rochester on Sunday. The No. 1 Crimson women (2-0, 1-0 Ivy), meanwhile, cruised at home against Boston College.
The Harvard men's squash team beat Dartmouth, 7-2, while the Crimson women did not concede a single game to the Big Green.
The Harvard men’s squash team executed a nearly flawless season: not only did the No. 1 Crimson (18-0, 7-0 Ivy) go undefeated in the regular season and go on to secure the national title with three 9-0 wins, but senior Ali Farag also captured the individual national crown.
Dylan Murray already had a decorated squash career before he ever stepped onto a Harvard court. The five-time U.S. Junior National Champion and three-time Boy’s U19 U.S. National title-holder was also a 2013 WSF Men’s World Team Championship member.
When co-captain Brandon McLaughlin stepped onto the exhibition squash court at the CSA Team Championships, the Harvard men’s squash team only needed one more match to claim the national title.
After capturing a national championship in his sophomore year, senior Ali Farag fell short of the title as a junior before reclaiming his place at the top of collegiate squash in his final year at Harvard.
Last year, then-junior Ali Farag ended his season early when St. Lawrence’s Amr Khaled Khalifa unseated Farag in the semifinals of the CSA Individual Championships in five games. However, this year the senior was able to reclaim his title as collegiate squash’s national champion in a 3-1 victory over the same opponent.