Zeke Scherl heads into his sophomore campaign for the Crimson (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
The Harvard men's squash team will be looking to improve on its fifth-place finish at last season's 2010 CSA National Team Championship. The Crimson is looking to get out to an quick start on that goal as it hosts Brown and Williams on Friday and Sunday, respectively, on the opening weekend of the 2010-11 season.
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Harvard wrapped up the 2009-10 season with a 7-2 victory over Cornell at the CSA National Team Championship. After dropping its first round match to Princeton, the Crimson took down Western Ontario and Cornell to capture fifth at the tournament.
Harvard returns seven members from its 2009-10 squad. The Crimson will be replacing 2010 CSA Individual Champion, Colin West, at the No. 1 spot, but return last year's No. 2 Richard Hill, No. 3 Zeke Scherl, No. 4 and this season's captain J. Reed Endresen and No. 5 Jason Michas. Three others who also saw action, Alexander Ma, William Ahmed and Eliot Buchanon, also return for the Crimson.
The Bears wrapped up the 2009-10 season with a 5-11 overall record. Brown dropped its first two matches at the CSA National Team Championship before rallying to beat St. Lawrence, 7-2, to finish 15th overall.
The Ephs enter the 2010-11 season ranked No. 11 in the nation. Williams, 17-8 in 2009-10, fell in last year's final of the Hoehn Cup to Penn by a close score of 5-4. The Ephs reached the finals after defeating Bowdoin and Bates.
The Crimson will host Dartmouth at the Barnaby Courts Dec.1, in its second Ivy League contest of the season.