CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After another top-10 victory over No. 6 Drexel last weekend, the top-ranked Crimson will play three more matches against teams ranked in the CSA top-15. No. 10 Virginia, No. 12 Williams and No. 15 Middlebury will all battle Harvard (7-0, 4-0 Ivy) at the Murr Center Squash Courts this weekend.
First up for Harvard will be the 10th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers (8-4) on Friday night. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools since Virginia made squash a varsity sport in 2017. Match time is set for 5 p.m.
On Saturday, the Crimson will face off against a pair of NESCAC opponents in No. 12 Williams (12-3) and No. 15 Middlebury (5-5). Williams and Harvard have not met since 2014, when the Crimson defeated the Ephs, 9-0. The series has been all Crimson dating back to 1979, as Harvard has won 32 consecutive dual matches against the Ephs, and leads the overall series 32-4. Match time against the Ephs is slated for 3 p.m.
Harvard and Middlebury have not competed against each other since 2011, when the Crimson took down the Panthers, 9-0. Overall, Harvard owns a 4-0 advantage in the series, dating back to 1978. The match with Middlebury will take place after the finish of the Williams match at approximately 5 p.m.
What to Know
- Harvard's clash with the Cavaliers will be its sixth-straight match with a team ranked in the CSA top-10.
- The Crimson currently owns a CSA-record 73-match winning-streak.
- Harvard has won 52 consecutive matches at the Murr Center Squash Courts.
- Senior captain Amelia Henley is riding a 44-match winning streak and holds a perfect 44-0 mark in dual-match play throughout her Harvard career.
- Fellow captain Gina Kennedy has won 32 consecutive pairings in dual-match play.
- Senior Eleonore Evans, junior Hannah Craig and sophomore Hana Moataz are all a perfect 7-0 on the season.
- Harvard has posted a combined individual record of 55-8 thus far in 2019-20.
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 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.