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Harvard and Trinity Seeded to Retain Howe and Potter Cups at CSA Team Championships

The 2015 Howe Cup championship team. (image: Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com)

Harvard’s 2015 Howe Cup championship team. (image: Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com)

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The second weekend of College Squash Association Team Championships includes the men’s and women’s A and B divisions contested side by side for the first time, as Harvard and Trinity set out on their Howe Cup (women’s A) and Potter Cup (men’s A) defense at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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The Crimson women have held the No. 1 ranking all season, and carry their momentum into the national championship weekend as the top seeds and are favorites for a fifth national title since 2010.

The last three Howe Cup finals have been contested between Harvard and Trinity, the 2014 champions, which will not be the case this weekend as Trinity is slotted into the draw as four seeds, setting up a potential semifinal against Harvard.

Trinity won a fifteenth national team championship title in 2015. (image: Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com)

Trinity won a fifteenth national team championship title in 2015. (image: Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com)

The University of Pennsylvania are seeded second for a second consecutive year, with a potential semifinal opponent in the form of third-seeded Princeton.

On the men’s side, the top four seeds include just one Ivy League programs for the first time in college squash history.

Trinity are seeded to win their sixteenth national team title since 1999. 2015 finalists St. Lawrence defeated Trinity two weeks ago in the regular season, and enter the draw on the opposite half as three seeds.

The Bantams are predicted to face the winner of an unpredictable first round match between fourth-seeded Rochester and fifth-seeded UPenn.

In the bottom half of the draw, Yale enters the tournament seeded second for the first time since 2011. The Bulldogs are predicted to meet either St. Lawrence or 2014 champions Harvard in the semis.

In the Hoehn Cup (men’s B), Drexel is seeded for their highest finish in program history, as the top seeds, with second-seeded Cornell opposing them in the draw.

The Drexel women are also seeded to reach the final of the Kurtz Cup (women’s B) as two seeds, with top-seeded Dartmouth leading the draw.

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