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.
Needing a spark to keep their season going after two consecutive losses against top-10 opponents, Harvard men’s squash looked to end No. 1 ranked Trinity College’s perfect 13-0 start to the season on Thursday in Hartford, Conn.
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.
With his well-placed rail that forced a tin by his opponent on a volley drop attempt to end the match, freshman Alexi Gosset polished off a decisive Harvard victory over No. 11 Princeton on Sunday at the Murr Center.
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.
Both teams made the finals in their first tournament of the year.
The Crimson sent three players to the CSA Individual Championships, including freshman David Ryan, who made it as far as the semifinals.
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.