Women's Squash Announces Schedule for Upcoming Season

Photo of June Tiong courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s squash team, the reigning College Squash Association national champion, has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2010-11 season. The team will seek to replicate its undeafeated (12-0) record from last season as the squad seeks to earn its 13th CSA Team Championship.

The Crimson will begin the 2010-11 season with a four-match homestand. Conference foe Brown will be the team’s first opponent Nov. 19. Stanford (Nov. 21), Williams (Nov. 21) and Dartmouth (Dec. 1) will finish out the homestand. Harvard will travel to Cornell Dec. 4, before taking a few weeks off from competition.
A road trip to Bates on Jan. 19 will mark the start to the second half of the schedule. The Crimson will face visiting Trinity Jan. 26, before heading to the road for matches at Penn (Feb. 5) and Princeton (Feb. 6). A home match against Yale will round out the regular season schedule. The CSA Team Championships will take place in Princeton, N.J., Feb. 18-20, while the Individual Championships will occur Mar. 4-6.
Harvard’s aspirations remain high as seven of the top nine players from last season return, including Ramsay Cup winner Laura Gemmell who went a perfect 16-0 as a freshman. Gemmell was named Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and was a member of the All-Ivy League team. Juniour Nirasha Guruge, a two-time All-Ivy League team member also returns this season. Gemmell and Guruge were members of the first and second All-America teams, respectively. Fellow second team All-Americans, Alisha Mashruwala and June Tiong, also return to the Crimson for the upcoming campaign.