CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The No. 9 Virginia men’s squash team (3-0) will host Mid-Atlantic Conference rival No. 16 Navy (3-1) in a mid-week match at the McArthur Squash Center on Wednesday (Nov. 13) before hitting the road to face No. 8 George Washington (1-0) on Friday (Nov. 15) at the Matthew J. Grossman squash courts in Washington D.C. Both matches are set to begin at 5:30 p.m.
How to Follow
Fans can watch Virginia’s match against Navy on VirginiaSports.TV. Links to the stream and to live scoring, available through Club Locker, are located at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout both matches will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVAsquash).
Coming out Swinging
• Virginia enters the weekend ranked ninth in the College Squash Association’s preseason poll, tying its season-best ranking from last year.
• The Cavalier men opened the year with a 3-0 start with wins over Franklin & Marshall, Richmond and North Carolina at home on Nov. 2.
• Virginia recorded its fifth win against the Diplomats since becoming a varsity program, defeating F&M 6-3 in the match.
• The Cavaliers also swept club teams Richmond and North Carolina, 9-0, to open the season.
• All 15 Cavaliers played on opening day with junior William Braff (Locust Valley, N.Y.), senior Toby Hansford (Darien, Conn.), senior Harrison Kapp (Philadelphia, Pa.), junior Matthew Katz (Baltimore, Md.), junior Christian Kohlmeyer (Lake Forest, Ill.), sophomore Patrick McElroy (Brookline, Mass.) and sophomore Glenn Yates (Cape Town, South Africa) recording a pair of wins.
• Virginia will continue its homestand against Navy in a mid-week matchup.
• This is the second meeting between the two programs. Virginia opened the 2018-19 season against the Midshipmen in Annapolis, Md.
• Virginia fell in last year’s match to then ranked No. 16 Navy, 5-4. The Cavaliers were ranked No. 13 at the time.
• Navy is 3-1 for the season with wins against Boston, Haverford and Fordham. The team’s only loss was an 8-1 drop to Western Ontario.
• Virginia will compete in its first road match of the year against George Washington.
• Virginia is 2-1 all-time against George Washington with its last victory coming from a 5-4 win in the Mid-Atlantic Team Tournament.
• The Colonials enter this Friday’s match with a 1-0 record after sweeping Georgetown, 9-0 to open the season.