Harvard University successfully defended the Howe Cup to win their fourteenth national team championship this weekend after a compelling 5-4 final win against Trinity College at the 2013 CSA Women’s Team Championships.
Trinity had ended Princeton University’s undefeated season with a shock 6-3 win in the semifinals setting up a final match up against the defending champions.
Harvard led 4-2 going into the final round of matches between 1, 4, and 7 seeds. Trinity nearly completed the upset winning the 4 and 7 matches if it were not for Amanda Sobhy of Harvard defeating Trinity’s Kanzy El Defrawy in three games to seal the Crimson’s title repeat.
Dartmouth College easily commanded the B division losing only one match the entire tournament against Bates College in the final to win the Kurtz Cup.
Bowdoin College provided the surprise of the tournament in the C division with a 5-4 semifinal win over #2 Hamilton, and a 5-4 win in the finals over #1 Wesleyan University to win the Walker Cup.
William Smith College won the Epps Cup in the D division with a 6-3 win over the University of Virginia, who knocked out #1 Boston College in the semi-finals.
In the round-robin structured E and Emerging divisions, Haverford College and Vanderbilt University won the honors respectively.
The 2013 CSA Men’s Team Championships will take place this weekend at Yale University from February 22-24.
U.S. Squash is proud to partner with the College Squash Association to put on a great showcase of these exceptional student athletes. For complete results visit the tournament page on www.ussquash.com and www.collegesquashassociation.com.