CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The No. 10 Virginia women’s squash team (16-6) will face No. 15 Middlebury (12-4) in the quarterfinals of the Kurtz Cup, the B Division of the College Squash Association Team Championships, on Friday (Feb. 22) at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity’s Kellner Squash Center in Hartford, Conn.
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).
In addition to the Cavaliers, who will compete as the No. 2 seed, the Kurtz Cup will feature No. 9 Dartmouth (5-7), No. 11 Cornell (5-10), No. 12 Brown (8-7), No. 13 Williams (14-10), No. 15 Middlebury (12-4) and No. 16 Amherst (8-8).
Against the Panthers
• The two teams have met three times since Virginia became a varsity sport in 2017 with the Hoos winning all three matchups.
• The most recent match was a month ago when the two met on the closing weekend of the regular season (Jan. 26). UVA came away with a 9-0 win against the Panthers as freshman Emma Jinks (Stratford, Prince Edward Island), sophomore Giovanna Veiga de Almeida (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), senior Annie Tyson (Flourtown, Pa.) and junior Julia Thompson (Newtown Square, Pa.) swept their matchups, 3-0.
• Virginia enters the weekend on a five-game winning streak and has won 12 out the its last 13 matches.
• The team closed the regular season with a sweep in the Mid-Atlantic Team Championships, defeating both Franklin and Marshall and Dickinson 9-0, and topping George Washington 7-2.
• The Panthers finished third in the NESCAC Tournament with a 9-0 win against Amherst. Middlebury rebounded from a 6-3 loss to Williams the day prior in the semifinals.
• The team also defeated Bates, 5-4, in the tournament’s quarterfinals.
The winner will advance to the semifinals on Saturday to compete against the winner of No. 11 Cornell and No. 14 George Washington at 4:30 p.m., while the loser will compete on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the consolation semifinals. The finals will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m.