Vidya Rajan and the Crimson look to stay unbeaten against Trinity (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
The No. 1 Harvard women's squash team hosts No. 3 Trinity at the Barnaby Courts Wednesday night in the first home match for the Crimson since Dec. 1. In the series history against the Bantams, Harvard leads 27-11, including winning the last two matches.
Last Time Out
The Crimson had one of the most dominant matches this season at Bates on Jan. 19, downing the Bobcats 9-0 and winning all individual matches 3-0. The win improved Harvard to 6-0 on the season.
The Crimson has yet to lose an individual match this season, winning each of its first six matches, 9-0. During Harvard's current 18-match win streak, dating back to the beginning of the 2009-10 season, it has won 11 matches via shutout.
The Bantams visit Cambridge with an 8-1 record, in the middle of a five-match road trip. Trinity won its first six matches before losing to No. 2 Yale at home Jan. 19. The Bantams bounced back over the weekend, defeating Penn and Franklin & Marshall.
Last Year's Meetings
In a battle of the top two teams in the nation last season, Harvard beat Trinity 7-2. The match was the first for the Crimson after winter break last year and set the stage for its run to the CSA National Team Championship.
Everyone Enjoys Winning
The Crimson currently has seven student-athletes with records of 6-0 this season. Laura Gemmell and June Tiong follow close behind with 5-0 records.
A number of Harvard student-athletes played a higher seed match than they had all season against Bates. Nirasha Guruge won at the No. 1 spot for the first time, while Alisha Mashruwala (No. 2), Natasha Kingshott (No. 3), Tiong (No. 5) and Bethan Williams (No. 7) also won matches at higher seeds. Alexandra Zindman won her first match of the season, winning in the No. 9 spot against Bates.
Harvard heads back into Ancient Eight play when it travels to No. 5 Penn and No. 4 Princeton, Feb. 5 and 6, respectively.