In its final competitive action of the season, Harvard men’s squash sent just one member, junior co-captain Bryan Koh, to compete in the Pool Division of the CSA Individual National Championships.
Although the Crimson (6-7, 5-4 Ivy League) followed up a first round defeat with a solid win against No. 7 Dartmouth to reach the consolation finals, it was ultimately unable to completely recover, as a 7-2 loss to No. 5 Penn on Sunday earned the squad a sixth place finish at the CSA National Team Championships
Starting the weekend at home in Cambridge, the Crimson soundly defeated the No.16 Brown Bears before losing a heartbreaker against No. 2 Yale Bulldogs.
Brimming with confidence after a victory against No. 8 Columbia, 5-4, on Saturday ended its three match losing streak, No. 7 the Harvard men’s squash team carried its momentum over to its match against No. 12 Cornell to close out the weekend.
The Crimson lost in a close 5-4 decision to the Yellowjackets, ending its stretch at the Murr Center with a two-win, two-loss split.
The Crimson women swept its opponent Monday afternoon, while the men fell by one set.
The No. 5 Harvard men’s squash team and No. 1 women’s team started off 2016 with Ivy League play against No. 1 and No. 2 Penn, respectively. The teams returned to the Murr Center after a couple of weeks of rest on Saturday, and both came out strong against their Ivy League rival, picking up identical 6-3 wins.
The Crimson sent three players to the CSA Individual Championships, including freshman David Ryan, who made it as far as the semifinals.
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.