No. 1 Men’s Squash Hosts No. 9 Virginia, St. Lawrence

Marwan Tarek smiles on the squash court
Marwan Tarek has a recorded an undefeated 6-0 record thus far in 2019-20. (Photo courtesy/Gil Talbot)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Winners of its last 23 matches, top-ranked Harvard men's squash (7-0, 4-0 Ivy) returns to action this weekend to battle No. 9 Virginia and St. Lawrence at the Murr Center Squash Courts. The matchup with the Cavaliers on Friday, Jan. 31, will be the Crimson's seventh consecutive clash with a team ranked in the CSA top-10.

Virginia travels to Cambridge to face off with the Crimson for the first time since 1975, when Harvard bested the Cavaliers, 5-0. Virginia comes into the matchup with an 11-3 record, with wins in its past six matches. The contest is set to start at 5 p.m.  

On Saturday, Harvard seeks its fourth straight win over St. Lawrence. The Crimson owns a 5-4 advantage all-time over the Saints, with its last matchup ending in a 9-0 win for Harvard. The match is set to start at 12 p.m.

How to Follow
Virginia
Live Stream – ESPN3
International Live Stream – Stretch
Live Stats – Club Locker
Twitter - @HarvardSquash

St. Lawrence
Live Stream – ESPN3
International Live Stream – Stretch
Live Stats – Club Locker
Twitter - @HarvardSquash

What to Know

  • Harvard has won its past 13 matches on its home courts.
  • The Crimson has won its past four matches by a 9-0 mark, and has posted a combined individual mark of 61-2 on the season.
  • Senior captain Saadeldin Abouaish has won his first seven matches this season, and owns an 18-match win streak dating back to 2018-19.
  • Senior captain Sean Hughes is only three wins shy of a career mark of 50.
  • The Crimson is undefeated at pairings 1-6 on the season, posting a perfect 42-0 record.
  • First-year Ayush Menon and Liam Rotzoll have shined in their first collegiate seasons, combining for a perfect 14-0 record.
  • Junior Samuel Scherl has won 21 consecutive dual-match draws, the longest such streak on the team.

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
The Crimson travels down I-84 for a trip to No. 2 Trinity College at the Kellner Squash Center. Match time is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.