CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In the final week of its season, top-ranked Harvard men's squash (12-0, 6-0 Ivy) is set to take on No. 24 Tufts on Wednesday night at the brand-new Tufts Squash Center.
This will be the 16th meeting between the Jumbos and the Crimson dating back to 1980. Harvard controls a 15-0 lead in the all-time series, with shutout wins in the past five contests.
Harvard has already clinched a share of the 2020 Ivy League title, and looks to keep rolling in pursuit of a second straight perfect season.
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What to Know
- Samuel Scherl and Saadeldin Abouaish won their 12th matches of the season on Sunday, to keep their perfect seasons alive.
- Scherl extended his dual-match win streak to 28, a team high.
- Abouaish also extended his personal win streak to 23 matches.
- The Crimson has dominated at positions 1-6 on the ladder this season, posting a 71-1 record through 12 matches.
- Harvard has won nine consecutive road contests.
- The nation's top-ranked team is a combined 105-3 in individual matches in 2019-20.
- Harvard has posted nine shutout wins on the season.
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.
The Crimson will look to complete a perfect sweep of the Ivy League on Saturday, as it travels to Ithaca, New York for a tilt with the Cornell Big Red. Match time is slated for 12 p.m.