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Harvard Stays Unbeaten: Charges ahead under new coach Satinder Bajwa
|Men's and Women's Squash Still Perfect Crimson Men Are 7-0, Women Are 3-0
by Paul McNeeley, Assistant Director of Sports Media Relations
Harvard's men's and women's squash teams could not ask for a better start to the 1999-2000 season, which is the first under new mentor Satinder Bajwa. The Crimson men hold a 7-0 record in dual match play while the women are a perfect 3-0, including a 2-0 mark in Ivy League competition for both.
Furthermore, the Harvard men's team captured the 2000 USSRA 5-Man Team Championship, held Jan. 7-9 at Yale, without the services of its No. 1 player, junior Deepak Abraham (Plymouth, England). En route to finishing first among the 24 teams participating, the Crimson defeated Williams, Yale and Atlanta (all by a score of 5-0), and then knocked off Princeton, 4-1, in the final. Senior team co-captain Tim Wyant (Cincinnati, OH) got a bit of personal revenge in the final, as he defeated Princeton's Peter Yik, three games to one, in the No. 1 spot. Yik defeated Wyant in last year's individual national championship match.
Following its thrilling win in New Haven, the Crimson men dispatched of Navy, Hobart and Bowdoin at the Barnaby Courts on Jan. 15, winning all three matches by a score of 9-0. Impressively, the Harvard men have won all seven of their dual matches by a count of 9-0, and have dropped just four games total in doing so.
The Harvard women have been idle since Dec. 4, when they knocked off Cornell, 7-2, and Bates, 9-0, at the Murr Center. A trio of sophomores have played the top three spots: Margaret Elias (Philadelphia, PA) has a 2-1 record at No. 1, Carlin Wing (Brooklyn, NY) is 3-0 at No. 2, and Colby Hall (Haverford, PA) is 3-0 at No. 3. Senior captain Blair Endresen (Rye, NY) is playing No. 5, where she is 2-1.
Both the men's and women's teams return to action on Jan. 27 at Williams