Although Harvard men's squash fell just short of a national championship, the team posted its strongest season since an undefeated 2014 campaign.
For the Crimson’s baseball, basketball, cross country, squash, women’s tennis, track and field, and water polo teams, student managers are an integral cog in the machine.
The duo posted strong results, as Abouaish placed in the fifth to eighth place range in his division, while Gosset claimed victory in the consolation bracket after losing his first-round matchup to Dartmouth sophomore Carson Spahr, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3.
The Harvard men's squash team lost a close match to No.1 Trinity, claiming silver in the National Championship after a 8-1 victory over Yale and 5-4 win against Columbia.
Harvard claimed sole possession of the Ancient Eight title by defeating No. 8 Yale, 5-4, and posting its second undefeated Ivy season in the past three years. Earlier in the weekend, the Crimson had clinched at least a share of the title after its 8-1 win over No. 20 Brown.
With the first and second teams in the nation facing off against one another at the Murr Center on Wednesday, expectations of a hard-fought battle arose. The No. 1 Crimson and No. 2 Trinity delivered that much and more.
Still undefeated on the season, the Crimson (9-0, 5-0 Ivy League) solidified its position at the top with dominating victories over No. 3 Columbia (9-2, 4-1) and No. 11 Cornell (6-8, 1-4) in its first home stand of the year.
In every season there are moments that define a team for better or for worse. For the Harvard men’s squash team, this past weekend has the potential to be one such moment.
The Crimson kicked off its spring season with an Illinois road trip against No. 26 Northwestern and DePaul, going 0-2 in the process.
Harvard collected three wins over ranked opponents in three consecutive days, as the team’s trio of freshmen has an impressive debut.
The team faltered in its quest to claim glory in its two regional championships.
Harvard claimed the top prize in the Sister Esther Open and finished the weekend with two third-place results the Hap Moore Team Race and the Mike Horn Trophy.
Over multiple days at the Yale Bulldog Invite, this squadron of fresh faces competed against Brown, UMass Amherst, and Stony Brook, posting a 1-2 record in the event.
In its first home matches of the fall season, the Harvard women’s tennis team faced three competitors: Boston University, Boston College, and Ivy League rival Yale. After claiming a close victory in the first match of the weekend against the Terriers on Friday at the Beren Tennis Center, the Crimson was unable to best either of its weekend opponents, resulting in a 1-2 weekend performance.
Returning six members from last year’s No. 55 ranked squad, the Harvard women’s tennis team began the 2016-2017 campaign with decent performances across the board against the likes of the University of California Berkeley, Oklahoma State, and Georgia Tech.