Nearly a week after suffering its first defeat of the season to No. 4 Columbia, No. 2 Harvard men’s squash bounced back in dominant fashion. Eight of the nine matches played over the weekend were quick three-game sweeps.
Against a St. Lawrence team that had already racked up wins against Ivy League rivals No. 7 Princeton and No. 5 Penn, the Crimson squashed its opponent. In three games, opposing teams have yet to earn a single match against the No. 2 ranked Harvard.
The Harvard women’s tennis team competed in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships in Philadelphia, Pa over the weekend. The most impressive play from Crimson team was doubles pair Ringblom and Li, who reached the semifinals.
Facing off against Middlebury, Seton Hall, and the University of Rhode Island, over the weekend, the Harvard women’s tennis team dominated its opponents across the board at home in the Beren Tennis Center during the Harvard Fall Scramble.
There was no haven to be found. And yet, they persevered, putting forth strong performances against productive players. Competing against relatively familiar competition at the Yale Bulldog invitational in Brown, Dartmouth, and UMass Amherst, the Harvard women’s tennis team continued to grind its way through the early portion of their fall season.
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.
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.