Harvard will look to claim its 31st Potter Cup (photo courtesy: Zack Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The top-ranked men's squash team downed No. 5 Franklin & Marshall in the semifinals of the Potter Cup to earn a trip to the finals for the second consecutive year. The Crimson will face No. 2 Trinity in the championship match.
Harvard swept six of the nine matches, while only dropping three games to the Diplomats.
Nick Hopcroft and Tyler Olson both tallied shutout wins in the bottom half of the ladder. Dylan Murray (No. 3), Bryan Koh (No.6) and Tom Mullaney (No. 8) outlasted the Diplomats to post 3-1 wins over their opponents.
The Crimson will face off with No. 2 Trinity Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in a matchup of the two teams with the most Potter Cups in history. Harvard has won the team national title 30 times, while Trinity has claimed it 14 times. Harvard posted a 7-2 win over Trinity earlier this season to snap the Bantam's 18-year long win streak of 162 consecutive wins at their home facility.
Harvard 9, Franklin & Marshall 0
Ali Farag defeated A. Pradhan (11-8, 11-4, 11-5)
Brandon McLaughlin defeated C. Cutler (11-8, 11-8, 11-3)
Dylan Murray defeated M. Sedano (11-7, 11-9, 4-11, 11-9)
Gary Power defeated C. Osborne (11-7, 11-5, 11-7)
Nigel Koh defeated A. Arjoon (11-9, 11-8, 11-7)
Bryan Koh defeated P. Almeida (11-7, 11-13, 11-5, 13-11)
Nick Hopcroft defeated D. Cummingham (11-6, 11-5, 11-7)
Tom Mullaney defeated R. Mullaney (9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 15-13)
Tyler Olson defeated B. Henry (11-1, 11-8,12-10)