Hartford, Conn., January 2, 2009 - The Trinity College men's and women's squash teams will each travel to South America in early January to train against top national and club teams in preparation for their respective bids for national titles in 2009 . The Trinity women will visit Mexico City, Mexico from January 3 to January 13 and train at the La Loma Altitude Training Center and the Bantam men will head to Bogota, Colombia and train at two local squash clubs from January 5 to January 13. The Bantam women will play the Mexican Girls' National Team on Jan. 6, the Mexican Women's National Team on January 8, and the Mexican Boys National Team on January 12, while the Bantam men will compete against elite players in Colombia.
The Trinity men, coached by Paul Assaiante (15th Season), won their first three matches of the 2008-09 season, all by 9-0 scores, after finishing the 2007-08 campaign with their 10th straight perfect season (18-0) and capturing their second straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship title, their 11th straight Intercollegiate Squash Association Dual Match title, and their 10th consecutive College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship crown. The Bantams own the longest winning streak in any intercollegiate varsity sport at 185 triumphs in a row.
The Trinity women, coached by Wendy Bartlett (25th Season), are also 3-0 with three 9-0 victories in the fall semester, after posting a 14-4 record and winning their second straight NESCAC Championship title. The Bantams finished third in the CSA National Team Championship Tournament (Howe Cup) last year.