CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's squash advanced to its second straight Potter Cup final on Saturday with a 9-0 win over the No. 4 Princeton Tigers. The Crimson is set to face off with the No. 3 Penn Quakers tomorrow afternoon at 2:45 p.m. in the CSA national championship.
Harvard cruised past the Tigers for its 32nd straight victory and 18th straight match on its home courts.
Senior co-captain Timothy Brownell got the first point of the day for Harvard with a quick 3-0 win at the sixth position. George Crowne followed suit with a 3-0 victory of his own to give Harvard a 2-0 match lead. Saadeldin Abouaish picked up the third point of the day as he outlasted his opponent at the third position and earned a 3-2 win.
Sean Hughes and Adam Corcoran both added victories of their own to clinch the match for the Crimson. Marwan Tarek, George Crowne, Samuel Scherl and Ayush Menon all earned 3-0 wins as well. Victor Crouin wrapped up the action with a 3-0 win at the first position.
- Harvard earned its 12th shutout victory of the season.
- The Crimson improves its combined individual record to 140-4 on the season.
- The top-seeded Crimson will play in its fourth straight Potter Cup Final.
- Samuel Scherl extended his team-best win streak to 31 matches. Saadeldin Abouaish improves his streak to 27 wins in a row.
- Nine members of the Crimson enter the final match of the season with undefeated records.
Harvard will look to defend its national championship title against the Penn Quakers tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. The Crimson and the Quakers will face off at the Murr Center Squash Courts for the Potter Cup.
Harvard 9 – 0 Princeton
- Victor Crouin def. Youssef Ibrahim, 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-3)
- Marwan Tarek def. Cole Becker, 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-2)
- Saadeldin Abouaish def. Adhitya Raghavan, 3-2 (14-12, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8)
- Samuel Scherl def. Gabriel Morgan, 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-2)
- Sean Hughes def. Duncan Joyce, 3-1 (11-1, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5)
- Timothy Brownell def. Maaz Khatri, 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-1)
- George Crowne def. Hao-Chen Cheng, 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-9)
- Adam Corcoran def. William Ezratty, 1-0 (11-8, 9-4 RE)
- Ayush Menon def. Alexander Engstrom, 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-7)