No. 1 Men’s Squash Returns to Host No. 3 Penn, No. 4 Princeton

Marwan Tarek Strikes a ball
Marwan Tarek is 1-0 on the season. (Photo/Gil Talbot)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Back from winter break, the first-ranked Harvard men's squash team (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) returns to the court for a pair of top-five Ivy League matchups. After a convincing win against Dartmouth on Dec. 3, Harvard looks to build its Ivy League lead.

On Saturday, the No. 3 Penn Quakers (6-0, 0-0 Ivy) arrive in Cambridge for their first action of the semester. The last time out, the Quakers defeated No. 6 Rochester and No. 15 St. Lawrence in convincing fashion. This clash will be a rematch of the 2019 CSA National Semifinal, where the Crimson bested the Quakers, 8-1, on its way to its 26th Potter Cup victory.

The Princeton Tigers (5-0, 0-0 Ivy) will face off with Harvard on Sunday winners of five-straight over ranked opponents. The last time out, the Tigers defeated No. 15 St. Lawrence, 8-1, to earn its current No. 4 ranking. Harvard has won the past seven matches against Princeton and holds a 62-26 all-time advantage against the Tigers. 

How to Follow

Penn – ESPN3

Court 1 | Court 2 | Court 3 | Court 4 | Court 5 | Court 6

International Stream: Stretch Internet

Princeton – ESPN3

Court 1 | Court 2 | Court 3 | Court 4 | Court 5 | Court 6

International Stream: Stretch Internet

What to Know

  • Harvard has won five-straight matches against Penn and leads the all-time series 78-3.
  • Victor Crouin, 2019 National Champion, impressed in his first action of 2019-20 against Dartmouth, outscoring his opponent 33-13 in his 3-0 match win.
  • The first-year duo of Liam Rotzoll and Ayush Menon is 4-0 through two matches.

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, in his tenth 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

The Crimson follow up a challenging weekend with a single match in New York against the Columbia Lions. Match time is set for 1:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 19.