CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the final weekend of the regular season, top-ranked Harvard men's squash (13-0, 6-0 Ivy) will look to clinch its second straight outright Ivy League title as it faces off with No. 12 Cornell in Ithaca, New York. A win over the Big Red (5-9, 1-5 Ivy) would give the Crimson its second straight undefeated regular season.
Harvard holds a large lead in the overall series as it has posted a 49-2 record against Cornell dating back to 1957. The nation's top-ranked team has also won its past 10 matches against its Ivy foe, and the past three in shutout fashion.
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What to Know
- With a win, Saadeldin Abouaish will complete a perfect 14-0 regular season and improve his winning streak to 25 matches.
- The Crimson has dominated at positions 1-6 on the ladder this season, posting a 77-1 record through 13 matches.
- Harvard has won 10 consecutive road matchups
- The nation's top-ranked team is a combined 113-4 in individual matches in 2019-20.
- Harvard men's squash has started 13-0 for the second consecutive season.
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.
The Crimson will have a week of rest and preparation before the CSA Team National Championships the weekend of Feb. 28. Harvard will look to repeat as national champions on its home floor as the CSA will use the Murr Center Squash Courts as the host venue for the event.