No. 1 Harvard (5-0) vs. No. 15 Franklin & Marshall (3-6)
Sperry returned to the court after missing the 2014-15 season (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 1 women's squash will conclude its four-match homestand as it hosts non-conference foe Franklin & Marshall Sunday in a 2 p.m. matchup. The match can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Last Time Out
Harvard made quick work of St. Lawrence Jan. 18, sweeping the Saints and winning by a total game score of 27-0 to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Crimson earned its second-straight sweep and victory over the Saints after a one-year hiatus in the all-time series.
Alyssa Mehta earned her first-career victory at the No. 1 position against St. Lawrence. Mehta has played at all three of the top positions this season, combining for a 4-1 record.
No. 1 Better
Members of the Crimson have been dominant at the No. 1 position, combining for a perfect 92-0 record over the past seven seasons.
Back in Action
Allie Sperry cruised to her first win of the season in her return to the court against St. Lawrence after missing the 2014-15 season. Sperry picked up the win at the No. 9 spot and downed her opponent 11-0 in her final game.
New Year, Same Result
Harvard is 6-0 starting the New Year under the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University Mike Way. The Crimson has posted a 16-2 record during the month of January under Way.
Harvard has never dropped an Ivy League opener in its 40-year history and has posted a 33-3 mark in conference play under Way, including two perfect 7-0 seasons in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
Aye, Aye Captain
Isabelle Dowling and Saumya Karki will serve as team captains for the season. Dowling has posted a 35-9 record during her career while Karki has gone 38-5 during her time in Crimson.
Scouting Franklin & Marshall
Franklin & Marshall claims a 3-6 record on the season and has dropped five of its past six matches. The Diplomats will travel to Pennsylvania for a doubleheader against Dickinson and Colby on Saturday and take on Bates Sunday morning before its match against the Crimson.
Harvard and Franklin & Marshall resumed their series last season after a 22-year hiatus. The Crimson made quick work of the Diplomats, winning by a total game score of 27-0.
Harvard will hit the road to take on Trinity Jan. 28 in a rematch of the Howe Cup Championship. Match time is set for 4 p.m.
Ivy League Digital Network
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