The Crimson swept Yale, Stanford, and Brown—which Harvard has now defeated 48 times in a row.
Coming off a weekend sweep against top-10 ranked Ivy League opponents Cornell and Columbia, the last two victims of the Crimson’s undefeated start, the Harvard women had momentum. Their winning streak continued on Wednesday, as the Crimson coasted to an 8-1 final decision over the Bantams.
For most other sports teams, sweeping the weekend against two of the top eight teams in the nation would be celebrated as a huge accomplishment, or maybe even the highlight of a season. But the No. 1 Harvard women’s squash sees it as something to be expected.
As well as basketball players have shot, runners have sprinted, and swimmers have surged, nothing can match the dominance of the women’s squash team.
The Crimson women’s squash team last suffered defeat more than two years ago. The date was Jan. 11, 2015. The final score was a tight 5-4. Since then, Harvard has won two national championships and seems poised to claim a third. Through five games so far, the women are still undefeated.
Despite the strong start, the Crimson did not allow itself to let up against its foe from the West Coast. The two dropped sets by No. 7 Sophie Mehta and No. 9 MacGowan both went into tiebreakers. Other than those blemishes, Harvard came up with a thorough victory, up and down the lineup card.
Last weekend loomed as a threat to the Crimson’s reign, as the squad visited the No. 2 Quakers and No. 4 Princeton. But the threat never materialized, as Harvard dropped its first matches of the season but still dispatched Penn and the Tigers, 7-2 and 8-1, respectively.
Coming onto the squash court just as her older sister exited Harvard, Sabrina made a name for herself in her first year.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The Harvard women’s squash team sent five players to Stamford, Conn., over the weekend to compete in the CSA Individual Championships this pas weekend. The team, which had had a dominant, undefeated season, came away with neither the Ramsay Cup nor the Holleran Cup.
Not only did the Crimson finish the season as the only team in the nation to boast an undefeated record, it also brought home the Howe Cup for the second consecutive season after triumphs over three of the nation’s top programs.