CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s squash team (15-5) will open competition at the Hoehn Cup, the B Division of the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships, on Friday (Feb. 15) at Yale’s Brady Squash Center in New Haven, Conn. As the top seeded team at the Hoehn Cup, the Cavaliers will compete against eighth-seeded Franklin and Marshall (14-6) in a 4 p.m. match.
Admission to the CSA National Team Championships is free to the public.
Follow the Action
Fans can watch the action through a live stream provided by the CSA. The stream will switch between courts based on action. Links to the stream and live scoring are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVASquash).
• The Cavaliers will compete as the top seed of the Hoehn Cup after concluding the regular season as the No. 9 team in the CSA national rankings.
• In addition to Virginia, the Hoehn Cup will feature second-seeded Western Ontario, third-seeded St. Lawrence, fourth-seeded Navy, fifth-seeded Drexel, sixth-seeded Cornell, seventh-seeded George Washington and eighth-seeded Franklin and Marshall.
Against the Diplomats
• The Cavaliers and Diplomats will faceoff for the third time this season as Virginia captured a 5-4 win in both meetings.
• The two programs met during the regular season at the Diplomats’ Mayser Squash Courts. Sophomore Andrew Braff (Locust Valley, N.Y.), freshman Glenn Yates (Cape Town, South Africa), sophomore Matthew Katz (Baltimore, Md.) and senior Henry Woodworth (Weston, Mass) secured wins in the bottom four positions, respectively, as freshman Patrick McElroy (Brookline, Mass.) clinched the match point with his victory in position one.
• The second meeting between the two teams was at the Mid-Atlantic Team Tournament. Virginia claimed the match with wins from Katz, Yates, Woodworth and senior Grayson Bubrosky (New Canaan, Conn.). Junior Toby Hansford (Darien, Conn.) notched the match point, rallying for a four-game win in position three.
• Virginia has won 12 of its last 13 matches as the team’s lone loss came to Yale, who was ranked No. 7 at the time.
• The Cavaliers swept the Mid-Atlantic Team Championships defeating MIT, Dickinson, George Washington and Franklin and Marshall in the round robin event. Three of team’s four matches were decided 5-4, including the Cavaliers’ matchup against the Diplomats.
The winner of the match will advance to Saturday’s semifinals and will face the winner of fourth-seeded Navy and fifth-seeded Drexel at 3 p.m., while the loser will move to the consolation bracket and will compete in a semifinal match at 11 a.m.