Nationals: WU beats Kenyon in a close 5-4 match

Play started on Friday night at the University of Pennsylvania against the Bucknell Bisons.  For a while, we thought we were going to win by default, but Bucknell eventually arrived.  After many close matches, Bucknell ended up sweeping.

The next day was the battle of the Washingtons: Wash U in St. Louis vs. University of Washington.  WashU swept U-dub in the first round of matches and clinched the victory in the second round, winning by a score of 6-3.

The final day was the battle for the E-Division Consolation bracket, which would result in a national ranking of 37.  Wash U started up 2-0 because Kenyon only had 7 players.  Kenyon swept the first round and then split the second, making the score 3 all.  In order to win, Wash U would need to win 2 of the last 3 matches.  Hunter and Luke ended up winning their matches, making Wash U the winners.

It was a great weekend overall.  There was lots of great food, including sushi at Pod, homemade chicken parm at the Kurtz’s and some famous Philly cheese steaks from Jims.  A big thank you to all the family and friends, especially the Kurtz’s for allowing the team to stay at their home.  Now, to start training for next year!

Men’s CSA Nationals this Weekend

Wash U’s first match will be against Bucknell at 6 PM at the University of Pennsylvania.  Wash U is the 7th seed while Bucknell is the 2nd seed.

Check out the whole bracket here:

Playing in the E-Division is also:

Boston College, Bucknell University, Denison University, Kenyon College,University of California Berkeley, University of Washington, Vassar College

Follow @WashUSquash for updates throughout the tournament.  #GoBears!

Wash U Women to go to Nationals

The Wash U Women’s team will be making entering the Emerging Teams Division at the Women’s College Squash Association’s Nationals held at Harvard University. This is the first time in the history of Wash U that a women’s team will be competing in the tournament.  They enter nationals with a 0-1, suffering a close 3-2 loss to the University of Minnesota.  Under the guidance of the captain Alexa, they hope to capture the division title.