No. 7 Harvard (4-4) vs. Brown (4-8)
Sunday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m.
Brady Squash Center
Harvard leads, 73-21
W, 7-2 (Feb. 10, 2015)
Harvard will look to clinch a share of its 41st Ivy League title (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off a weekend sweep in New York against No. 8 Columbia and No. 12 Cornell, No. 7 men's squash will host Brown Friday night in its final home match of the season before heading to No. 4 Yale for its final contest of the regular season. The match against Brown can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Harvard currently sits in second place in the Ivy League standings, while Yale holds the top spot. Should Harvard and Yale both win on Friday night, the Crimson would have to defeat the Bulldogs on Sunday to clinch a share of the conference title with the Bulldogs.
Last Time Out
Harvard snapped its three-match losing streak, downing Columbia and Cornell last weekend. The Crimson started the weekend by edging the Lions, 5-4, Feb. 5 and followed with 8-1 thumping of the Big Red.
With Harvard clinging to a 4-2 lead at Columbia heading into the final wave, Madhav Dhingra secured the match for the Crimson, tallying a 3-1 triumph to earn the Crimson's sixth-straight win over the Lions. The Crimson followed with an 8-1 trouncing of Cornell as three members of the Crimson swept their respective matches.
Brown is coming off losses at Penn and Princeton last weekend, falling to 4-8 on the season and 0-5 in Ancient Eight play. The Bears are the lone team that has yet to win an Ivy League contest.
Harvard has dominated the Bears in the all-time series, winning all but three games in its 25-year history. The Crimson last swept the Bears Feb. 8, 2015 for its 40th Ancient Eight title in program history.
Yale stands at 10-2 on the season and is the only Ivy League team undefeated in conference play at 6-0. The Bulldogs are on a five-match win streak, most recently earning a two-match road sweep at Princeton and Penn last weekend.
Harvard last downed Yale, 7-2, Feb. 6, 2015 to clinch a share of the Ivy League title.
Back on Track
Harvard is 11-7 in games when coming off of a loss under the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University Mike Way.
Seif Eleinen is the lone member of the Crimson to post an unblemished match record this season. Elein has gone 7-0 this season, posting a 1-0 mark at the No. 7 position and is 6-0 at the No. 8 spot.
New Year, Same Result
Harvard is 6-0 in starting the New Year under Way. The Crimson has also posted a 21-6 record during the month of January under Way, including a perfect 10-0 mark the past two seasons.
Harvard went a perfect 7-0 in Ivy League play last year, marking the second-straight season the Crimson accomplished the feat, outscoring opponents 50-13 last season. Harvard has never dropped more than three Ivy League contests in a season.
Aye, Aye Captain
Harvard will return to New Haven for the CSA Team National championship Feb. 26-28.
Ivy League Digital Network
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