CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 10 Virginia women’s squash team (14-6) will face No. 15 Middlebury (8-8) in the first round of the Kurtz Cup, the B division of the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships, on Friday (Feb. 21). The two teams will compete in a 2:30 p.m. match at the Yale’s Brady Squash Center in New Haven, Conn.
The Cavaliers will play as the No. 2 seed in the tournament, competing alongside first-seeded Dartmouth, third-seeded Cornell, fourth-seeded Brown, fifth-seeded Williams, sixth-seeded George Washington, seventh-seeded Middlebury and eighth-seeded Bates.
How to Follow
Fans can watch a stream of the matches played at Yale’s Brady Squash Courts. Links to the stream and to live results are available at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the tournament will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVaSquash).
•The Cavaliers will compete in the Kurtz Cup for the third consecutive season since becoming a varsity team in 2017.
• It is the second straight year the team has entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed.
• At last year’s championships, the Cavaliers finished third in the Kurtz Cup with a 6-3 win over Brown.
• Middlebury finished 14th at the 2019 championships, suffering a loss to Williams in the fifth/sixth place matchup.
• The Cavaliers will face the Panthers for the second time this season after defeating Middlebury 9-0 during the regular season.
• Virginia is 5-0 against Middlebury since becoming a varsity program. The Cavaliers have won the last three meetings between the two programs 9-0.
• Friday’s match is the first between the two programs in the CSA Championships.
The Cavaliers’ Season
• The Cavaliers enter the weekend after placing second in the Mid-Atlantic Squash Championships.
• The team fell in its final match of the round robin tournament, suffering a 7-2 loss to then-ranked No. 8 Drexel. Virginia defeated Franklin and Marshall and Dickinson 9-0 during the tournament and topped George Washington 7-2.
• The loss to Drexel snapped a six-match winning streak for the Cavaliers.
• Middlebury finished third in the NESCAC conference championships after falling in the semifinals to No. 2 Trinity. The Panthers posted a 6-3 score to top Amherst and clinch the third-place finish.
• Middlebury enters the weekend with an 8-8 record.
• The team concluded the regular season with wins over Tufts and Bates.
The winner of the match will play the winner of Cornell and George Washington at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the two losing teams will face each other at the same time.