No. 1 Men’s Squash Prepares for Showdown with No. 2 Trinity

Sean Hughes swings to strikes the ball
Senior captain, Sean Hughes is one-win shy of 50 total in his Harvard Career. (Photo Courtesy/Erica Denhoff)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Top-ranked Harvard men's squash (9-0, 4-0 Ivy) will travel south this Wednesday for its annual showdown with No. 2 Trinity College (13-0, 2-0 NESCAC). The national championship rematch is set to take place Wednesday night at 5 p.m., at the Kellner Squash Center in Hartford, Connecticut. 

Harvard owns a 38-29 lead in the all-time series including victories in its past two matchups. The two squash powerhouses have combined to win the past three CSA national championships, and 24 of the past 26 titles.

Harvard carries a perfect record and 25-match win streak into its fourth contest with a team ranked in the CSA top-5.

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What to Know

  • Harvard has posted a combined individual record of 79-2 through its first nine matches.
  • The Crimson has won its past seven true road matches.
  • Senior co-captain Sean Hughes, will go for his 50th career victory.
  • Senior co-captain Saadeldin Abouaish has won his past 20 individual matchups.
  • Junior Samuel Scherl is on a team-best 23-match win streak.
  • First-years Ayush Menon and Liam Rotzoll carry their perfect 17-0 combined record into the contest.
  • The Crimson has shut out its opponents seven times in 2019-20, including their last five duals.

Leading the Way
Mike Way, the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Harvard University and James Herscot '58 Coach of Excellence, is in his 10th season as the head coach for both men's and women's squash. Way is coming off a historic 2018-19 season in which both his teams won the Ivy League and national title. In addition, Way coached the individual national champion in each division. Victor Crouin won the Pool Trophy and Gina Kennedy earned her second Ramsay Cup a year ago.

Next Up
The Crimson will play host Brown on Friday at the Murr Center Squash Courts and then travels to Yale for a Sunday showdown with the Bulldogs. Two Harvard wins will clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title for the Crimson. Match times are slated for 6 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Both matches will be streamed live on ESPN3.