Captain J. Reed Endresen and the Crimson face two tough road tests this weekend (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 6 Harvard men’s squash team will take its talents on the road this weekend as it travels to No. 14 St. Lawrence and No. 21 Hamilton Jan. 28 and 29, respectively.
The Crimson carries a 4-2 record and a national-ranking of sixth into the weekend matchups. St. Lawrence and Hamilton represent the second and third contests for Harvard in 2011 after the match against Trinity was postponed to Feb. 9.
The Crimson got back in the win column Jan. 13, downing Western Ontario in a match played at the Canada National Squash Academy in Toronto. Harvard defeated the Mustangs, 8-1, sweeping the final eight matches.
Nigel Koh currently paces the Crimson with a 5-1 individual
record this season. Captain J. Reed Endresen and four other Harvard
student-athletes have recorded 4-2 individual records this
Scouting St. Lawrence
The Saints play host on Friday, carrying a 9-4 overall record and winning four of their last five. St. Lawrence has picked up wins over No. 22 Wesleyan, No. 24 Colby, No. 18 Bowdoin and No. 23 Tufts since the New Year.
Two Saints, Michael Badali and Thomas Kraft, have each tallied double-digit wins this season. Kraft leads the team with 11 victories and Badali has won 10 matches. Five other St. Lawrence student-athletes have won nine matches this season.
The Continentals won their first match of the season against Tufts, 6-3, Jan. 22. Hamilton is 1-9 overall and has been shutout in seven of those nine losses.
Hamilton dropped the top three matches against Tufts, but rebounded to grab the final six and win the match. Henry Lee won his match against Andrew Kim, 3-0, in the No. 4 spot. Three other Continentals won matches 3-0.
Last Time Out
The Crimson won its first match since Dec. 1 when it downed Western Ontario Jan. 13. Harvard lost its final two matches prior to winter break, but used four days of training at the Canada National Squash Academy to open 2011 on the right foot.
After losing the first two sets, Richard Hill executed an
amazing comeback against Brian Hong to win 3-2. Gary Power, Koh and
Endresen all won their respective matches against the Mustangs by
scores of 3-0.
Harvard will be on the road again Feb. 5 and 6 when it travels to Penn and Princeton, respectively.