No. 1 Harvard Set to Face No. 2 Trinity in a Battle of Squash Giants, Hosts No. 6 Stanford
Pictured: Senior Sandra Mumanachit owns a 2-0 record this
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The top team in the land, Harvard, enters the weekend with a flawless overall record of 4-0 and a 3-0 mark in the Ivy League. Second-ranked Trinity owns a 10-0 record coming into the match. Stanford comes into the weekend with a 4-4 overall record. The Crimson travels to take on No. 2 Trinity, Jan. 30, and hosts No. 6 Stanford, Jan 31, at the Barnaby Courts.
Last Time Out:
The Crimson improved their record to 4-0 with its fourth 9-0 win over No. 6 Cornell. The victory also kept Harvard undefeated in Ivy League play as it moved to 3-0. In the win, the Crimson won all 27 games.
No. 1 Harvard looks to remain unbeaten after sweeping Cornell, Dec. 5. Six players boast records of 4-0 while 14 have at least one win to their credit entering the weekend. Harvard took the last meeting between the two schools, an 8-1 decision Jan. 23, 2009.
The No. 2 Bantams enter the match with a perfect 10-0 record. Pamela Hathway, Robyn Hodgson and Emily Paton each sport a 9-0 record this season. As a team, Trinity has won 81 matches on the year.
The No. 6 Cardinal returns to the east coast after falling to Trinity, 9-0, and Yale, 6-3. Cecilia Haig, Julie Koenig and Kathryn Corelli have each posted a win against No. 3 Yale. Stanford enters the weekend carrying a 4-4 overall record.
Leader of the Pack:
With three weekends left in the regular season of the 2009-10 campaign, the Crimson finds itself sitting atop the College Squash Association national rankings and the Ivy League standings with a 3-0 record against Ancient Eight opponents and 4-0 overall. Harvard currently stands tied with Penn for the league lead.
On Cloud Nine:
The Crimson opened the season with four 9-0 victories for the second-consecutive year. Harvard has only dropped two games through the first three matches of the 2009-10 campaign.
The Harvard women’s squash team traveled to India for an 11-day service and training trip, Jan. 6-17. In India, the team went to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Chandigarh, playing matches against the top local players as well as teaching squash and doing academic tutoring to underprivileged children. The team also donated squash equipment and clothing to those who are less fortunate.
The Crimson hosts Penn and Princeton at the Barnaby Courts in two of the final three regular season matches, Feb. 6 and 7.