The Wash U Men’s Squash team hosted their first home tournament in their recently renovated facilities. Two new courts had been converted from racquetball as the team continues to develop the Grimm Racquet Courts. Wash U hosted #41 ranked Northwestern University, and #62 ranked Indiana University. The young Wash U roster came out with something to prove.
Northwestern (7-0, 7-1, 7-1) d. Washington University
Wash U started off fiery for a win after starting the season cold at 0-2, due to a series of injuries. Wash U came out hot against the experienced lineup of Northwestern with #3 William Leung (2020) winning his first two games 11-4, 11-6. Northwestern came back, and forced a fifth game, eventually winning 12-10 in the final game. Wash U struggled in their three matches against Northwestern, but William Leung came back showing determination and grit to win his last two matches in five games each.
Washington University (7-0, 7-0) d. Indiana University
After a tough loss to Northwestern, Wash U battle for their first win against the first year team from Indiana University. Both teams were full of young player. Wash U defended their home courts, winning both matches 7-0, marking the first wins for freshman Reid Parisi and Thomas Robbins.
Following Their win to Indiana University, Wash U hopes to bring some momentum into the upcoming Nationals at the H-Cup in Hartford Connecticut. With many players first appearance at nationals, Wash U is looking to win its division to move upwards next year and reclaim its position in the middle ranks of College squash.