CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s squash teams will take on a pair of Ivy League opponents this weekend, playing at Yale on Saturday (Nov. 13) and Columbia on Sunday (Nov. 14).


  • Live scoring will be available through Clublocker. Links are posted on
  • Saturday’s matches at Yale will have a live video stream through Stretch Internet. Link is posted on
  • Both will be a 3-court system match


  • The Virginia women’s squash team will play its first collegiate matches this weekend since February 23, 2020
  • The Cavaliers are ranked No. 9 in the CSA preseason rankings; Yale is ranked No. 5 while Columbia is No. 4
  • Sophomore Meagan Best will be making her delayed collegiate debut, playing at the top of the ladder for the Cavaliers. Best, who hails from Barbados, won silver in the women’s individual competition and a gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 2019 Junior Pan American Championships
  • Sophomore Olivia Walsh will also be making her delayed collegiate debut, playing at the No. 2 slot. Walsh was the No. 1 GU17 ranked player, ranked No. 19 in the world in that age bracket coming into UVA
  • Senior Emma Jinks, a 2019-All-American, who has played at the No. 1 position for the Cavaliers for the first two years of her career, comes into the match with 29 career wins
  • Virginia is 0-3 all-time against Columbia and 0-2 against Yale
  • In 2020, the Lions edged the Cavaliers 5-4 in Charlottesville. Grace Seymour, Emma Jinks, Julia Curran and Mandy Haywood all picked up wins in that match
  • These will be the season openers for Yale and Columbia


  • Virginia is ranked No. 7 in the CSA team rankings. Yale is No. 8 and Columbia No. 6
  • The Virginia men’s squash team (1-0) opened its season with a MASC victory on Wednesday at Navy, sweeping the Midshipmen 9-0
  • Virginia won seven of the positions in three games
  • Sophomore Taha Dinana made his delayed collegiate debut, finishing off a four-game win at position three
  • Freshman CJ Baldini opened his career with a three-game win at seven
  • This will be the season opener for Yale. Columbia will host Western Ontario on Saturday before taking on the Cavaliers on Sunday
  • Virginia is 1-2 against Columbia and 1-2 against Yale.
  • Virginia topped the Lions 6-3 in their regular-season finale in 2019-20
  • Virginia edged Yale 5-4 in the 2019-20 Potter Cup consolation semifinals
  • The win against the then No. 6 Bulldogs was the highest-ranked victory for the Cavaliers in program history


  • The men’s and women’s teams continue a stretch of six straight matches against Ivy League opponents with three matches next weekend against Penn, Princeton and Cornell
  • Virginia plays its home opener on Friday, December 3, hosting Dartmouth at 6 p.m. at the McArthur Squash Center