No. 1 Men’s Squash Set for Battles with No. 15 Brown, No. 7 Yale

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Senior captain Saadeldin Abouaish is 10-0 in 2019-20. (Photo/Erica Denhoff)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Fresh off its biggest win of the season, Harvard men's squash will look to carry its momentum into matchups with No. 15 Brown and No. 7 Yale on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Crimson (10-0, 4-0 Ivy) are set to take on the Bears (5-6, 0-5 Ivy) at 6 p.m., at the Murr Center Tennis Courts before hitting the road for a matchup with the Bulldogs (8-5, 3-2 Ivy) in New Haven, Connecticut. Harvard will have a chance to clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title if it wins both matches this weekend.

Harvard's weekend will begin at the Murr Center Squash Courts Friday night, where the Bears have never won. Harvard owns a 29-0 series lead against Brown with 9-0 shutouts in 10 of its past 11 matches. This match will also be the last for the senior class of Timothy Brownell, Sean Hughes and Saadeldin Abouaish. Both the senior day ceremony and the match will stream live on ESPN3.

After a Saturday of rest, the team will travel south for key Ivy League match with the No. 7 Yale Bulldogs for the 99th time in series history. Harvard holds a 77-21 in the all-time series, with wins in its past four matches.

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

Yale
Live Stream – ESPN3
Live Stats – Club Locker
Twitter - @HarvardSquash

What to Know

  • Harvard has won its past 15 matches on its home courts.
  • The Crimson has posted a combined individual mark of 87-3 on the season.
  • Senior captain Saadeldin Abouaish has won his first 10 matches this season, and owns an 21-match win streak dating back to 2018-19.
  • Senior captain Sean Hughes earned his 50th career win on Wednesday at Trinity.
  • The Crimson is undefeated at pairings 1-6 on the season, posting a perfect 60-0 record.
  • First-year Ayush Menon and Liam Rotzoll have shined in their first collegiate seasons, combining for a perfect 17-0 record.
  • Junior Samuel Scherl has won 24 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 will travel down the road to take on Tufts on Wednesday before traveling north for its final regular-season contest against Cornell on Saturday. Match times are set for 5 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.