After an injury-laden Harvard men's squash team lost the Ivy League Championship to Princeton two weeks ago, the Crimson saw the upcoming NISRA team championships as a chance for a healthier team to re-establish itself as the premier squash power in the Ivy League.
Unfortunately, last weekend showed that the nation's best collegiate team does not belong to the Ivy League.
The Crimson avenged its loss to Princeton 6-3 before falling to the Bantams of Trinity 8-1 in the finals of the NISRA Team Championships at Yale's Brady Squash Center. With the victory, Trinity (20-0) captured its second straight national championship. Its first came last year with an identical 8-1 win over Harvard.
Harvard concludes its team season with a 14-3 record (5-1 Ivy).
First-year Harvard coach Satinder Bajwa called the weekend an overall success.
"Our loss to Princeton before was a surprise," Bajwa said. " So it was very good to play them again. And Trinity is simply a very good team."
No. 1 Trinity capped a perfect season with the win, defeating Harvard for the second time in a month. The Bantams entered the tournament as the overwhelming favorites, featuring six of last year's individual All-Americans. The Trinity roster also boasted representatives from eight different countries, who have won 11 national singles championships between them.
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