CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 5 Virginia women’s squash (1-1) plays three road matches this weekend against Ivy League schools. The Cavaliers open the trip on Friday, Nov. 19 with a 5 p.m. match at No. 9 Penn (3-1) followed by a Saturday, Nov. 20 afternoon contest at No. 3 Princeton (1-0). Virginia and No. 8 Cornell will play at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Penn Squash Center in a neutral site match


  • Live scoring will be available through ClubLocker
  • The matches will have live video streams via Stretch Internet (subscription required)
  • Saturday’s Court 1 matches at Princeton will stream on ESPN+. The remaining courts will stream on Stretch Internet
  • All three will be 3-court system [2,3,1/4,5,6/8,7,9]


  • The Cavaliers have risen to No. 5 in this week’s College Squash Team Rankings, the highest ranking in program history. The previous high was No. 9, which was last week’s ranking as well as a pinnacle reached for two weeks during the 2018-19 campaign
  • Virginia split a pair of matches last weekend at Ivy League opponents, falling 7-2 at then No. 5 Yale before picking up a 5-4 win at No. 4 Columbia
  • The No. 4 Lions are the highest-ranked team that Virginia has defeated in program history. The Cavaliers’ previous highest-ranked win was a 6-3 victory against No. 8 Cornell in 2018
  • Sophomore Meagan Best went 1-1 at the top of the ladder in her first two collegiate matches
  • Sophomore Erin O’Connor and freshman Maureen Foley and also picked up their first collegiate wins last weekend. O’Connor went 1-1 at seven while Foley posted the same record at nine
  • Penn swept No. 17 Dickinson and No. 18 Franklin & Marshall last Sunday after being edged 5-4 by No. 6 Drexel on Saturday. This is the first meeting between the Cavaliers and Quakers since 2018. Penn has won both previous matches
  • This will be the second match of the year from Princeton and the Tigers’ home-opener. They opened the season with an 8-1 win at Brown last Saturday. Princeton leads the all-time series 3-0 with three 9-0 sweeps
  • Cornell will play three neutral-site matches at the Penn Squash Center to open its season, playing Stanford on Friday and Bates on Saturday ahead of its Sunday match against the Cavaliers
  • Virginia leads the all-time series against the Big Red 3-2 including two matches in 2020, a 5-4 victory in the regular season and a 6-3 win in the Kurtz Cup semifinals, the B Division of the CSA Team Championships


  • Virginia plays its home opener on Friday, December 3, hosting Dartmouth at 6 p.m. at the McArthur Squash Center. It will be the sixth straight match against an Ivy League opponent
  • Virginia will also host Georgetown and Franklin & Marshall on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively