The Baldwin and Brunswick Schools successfully defended their U.S. Middle School Squash Team Championships titles this weekend at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
For the second year in a row, the Bruins completed a perfect tournament without dropping a match in the boys’ division one. Brunswick defeated 2015 champions Bronxville in the semifinals before a decisive 5-0 final victory against 2016 champions Haverford. The title marks the sixth in program history for Brunswick, which is the tournament record since its founding in 2008.
The path to the girls’ division one title proved to be a difficult one for top-seeded Baldwin. The Bears got past four seeds Greenwich Academy 3-2 in the semifinals, while two seeds Sacred Heart also narrowly advanced to the final with a 3-2 win against New Canaan Country School.
The final between Baldwin and Sacred Heard came down to a knife’s edge with the score level at 2-2 and the No. 1’s going to five games in the decisive match. Baldwin’s Devon Shatzman clinched the title 11-8 in the fifth to earn a third consecutive title for the Bears.
The boys’ divisions two and three included two more finals that came down to the wire. In division two, the Belmont Hill School defeated Bronxille B 3-2, and in division three, the Calvert School Boys C defeated Rye Country Day 3-2. Sacred Heart would go on to claim a title as the B squad topped Greenwich Academy White 3-2 in the girls’ division two.
View all results on the U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships tournament page. View images on the US Squash SmugMug Page.