CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Fresh off an 8-1 victory over the No. 3 Trinity Bantams, Harvard women's squash (11-0, 4-0 Ivy) will now set its sights on clinching the Ivy League championship. Should the Crimson win both contests, it will clinch at least a share of the Ivy League crown for the fifth-straight season.
The first test will be against the No. 13 Brown Bears (5-6, 0-5 Ivy) Friday night at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. The all-time series favors the Crimson, which has won all 48 matches between the two schools.
The final home match of the season will serve as senior night for Harvard's four seniors. Gina Kennedy, Amelia Henley, Annika Engstrom and Eleonore Evans will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. The match and the pre-game festivities will be streamed live on ESPN3.
After a day of rest, Harvard will make its way down to New Haven, Connecticut for a top-5 clash with the fourth-ranked Yale Bulldogs. Harvard has owned the series in the past decade, winning its past 10 contests against Yale, with the last five being by a shutout score of 9-0.
What to Know
- The Crimson added to its CSA-record 77-match win streak on Wednesday night with a win over No. 3 Trinity.
- Senior co-captain Amelia Henley is unbeaten on the season and is on an individual 46-match win streak.
- Senior co-captain Gina Kennedy has won 34-consecutive matchups in dual-match play.
- Eleonore Evans and Hannah Craig hold perfect 11-0 records this season.
- Harvard has posted a combined individual record of 90-9 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 will travel north to Cornell for its final match of the season. Match time is slated for Saturday, Feb. 15, at 12 p.m.