No. 5 Men’s Squash Preps for Two Midweek Contests

Thomas Mullaney swept his season-opener against Williams Nov. 18 (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 5 Harvard men's squash team travels to Hanover, N.H., to face No. 7 Dartmouth and No. 14 Middlebury Wednesday. The doubleheader marks the first of eight matches in a five-day span for the Crimson.

Another Winning Start
The Harvard men's squash team defeated Williams, 9-0, to earn its 34th consecutive season opening victory Nov. 18. The Crimson took 27-of-30 games from the Ephs to cruise to the win. Six Crimson players swept their matches, including Gary Power, Zeke Scherl, Thomas Mullaney, Julian Kirby, Alexander Ma and Jason Michas.

No. 5 Harvard
Harvard returns 13 players from last year's squad that finished 9-6 overall and 3-3 in Ivy play. The Crimson returns two of its top student-athletes, including Gary Power and Brandon McLaughlin. Power was a first team All-American selection and finished with a 10-5 record at the No. 1 position, while McLaughlin was 4-2 at No. 3 and 6-3 at No. 4 in 2010-11.

No. 7 Dartmouth
The Big Green has jumped to a 3-0 record after wins over No. 15 Navy, No. 17 George Washington and No. 8 Franklin & Marshall. Dartmouth won its last contest, 5-4 over Franklin & Marshall, with a veteran lineup, as the Big Green started four seniors and three juniors in its top nine.

No. 14 Middlebury
The Panthers started the season 0-2 with losses to No. 6 Cornell and No. 3 Princeton. Middlebury was swept in each of its first two outings.

Next Up
The Crimson continues its busy week with one match Friday, three Saturday and two Sunday. Harvard will play one match at home each day with NYU (Friday, 5 p.m.), Amherst (Saturday, 11 a.m.) and Boston University (Sunday, 4 p.m.) visiting the Murr Center.