Harvard Men’s Squash Opens Ivy League Play Against Dartmouth

Sam Scherl eyes down the squash ball
Samuel Scherl and the Harvard men's squash team travel to Dartmouth to face the Big Green on Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy/Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 1 Harvard men's squash team travels up to New Hampshire this Tuesday for its first Ivy League matchup, facing 10th-ranked Dartmouth. The Crimson has won five-straight contests against its Ivy League foe, and holds a 78-1 advantage all time against the Big Green.

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What to Know

  •  Harvard is coming off an 8-1 victory over MIT on Nov. 20.
  •  The Crimson enters the contest on a 17-match win streak, dating back to last season.
  •  This will be Dartmouth's first match of the season.
  •  First-years Liam Rotzoll and Ayush Menon both swept their MIT opponents, 3-0, to start their collegiate careers with wins.
  •  Junior Samuel Scherl won his season debut and second career match at the No. 1 position against the Engineers.

Leading the Way
Mike Way, the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Harvard University and James Herscot '58 Coach of Excellence, is in his 10th season as the head coach for both men's and women's squash. Way is coming off a historic 2018-19 season in which both his teams won the Ivy League and national title. In addition, Way coached the individual national champion in each division. Victor Crouin won the Pool Trophy and Gina Kennedy earned her second Ramsay Cup a year ago.

Next Up
With finals and winter break around the corner, Harvard will be off until the weekend of Jan. 11-12, when it welcomes Penn and Princeton to the Murr Center for back-to-back matches.