CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The third-ranked Harvard men's squash team closed out its Ivy League campaign on Sunday, defeating No. 13 Brown, 9-0. The Crimson (11-1, 6-1 Ivy) swept all nine matches to shutout the Bears (7-7, 1-6 Ivy) for the 25th time in 28 all-time meetings.
Seniors Patrick Mandela (3-0) and Seif Eleinen (2-0) saw action at spots No. 8 and No. 9, respectively, seizing the opportunity to pick a win and close out the season with an undefeated individual record. Sophomore Sean Hughes bumped up to No.2, picking up his 26th straight win. Senior David Ryan (11-0) capped his final Ivy match with his 11th win on the year.
The win put Harvard in place to share the Ivy title should No. 2 Columbia at No. 6 Penn. However, the Lions snuck away with a 5-4. The win gives Columbia its first Ivy League title outright. This is the first time in Ivy League history that three different universities have won an outright title in consecutive years since officially naming a champion began in 1956-57. Princeton won in 2016, Harvard was 2017's champion, and now Columbia.
The Crimson will close out the regular season at No. 1 Trinity on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m.
1. Saadeldin Abouaish (H) def. Thomas Blecher, 3-0
2. Sean Hughes (H) def. Maximo Moyer, 3-0
3. David Ryan (H) def. Andrew Wei, 3-0
4. Madhav Dhingra (H) def. Philip Demeulenaere, 3-0
5. Samuel Scherl (H) def. Nicholas Pitaro, 3-0
6. Adam Corcoran (H) def. Blake Gilber-Bono, 3-0
7. Bradley Smith (H) def. Thomas Walker, 3-0
8. Mandela Patrick (H) def. Harrison Boy, 3-0
9. Seif Eleinen (H) def. Palak Goel, 3-0
Ex. William Glaser def. Theodore Mendez (H), 3-2