Princeton, N.J. - The Trinity College men's squash team cruised by the Harvard University Crimson 9-0 for Trinity's 201st consecutive victory at Princeton University this afternoon in the semifinal game of the College Squash Association Potter Cup National Championship tournament. The win put the top-ranked and top-seeded Bantams into the national championship final against the No. 2-seeded Princeton University Tigers tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at Princeton.
"We played very sharp today," Trinity coach Paul Assiante said. "We need to carry that over to tommorrow."
Trinity, defending its national championship crown for the 10th year in a row, improves to 18-0 and extends the longest active winning streak in any intercollegiate varsity sports to 201 matches. The Bantams last loss came to Harvard, 5-4, in the CSA National Championship Finals to end the 1997-98 season.
Historically, Princeton has played Trinity well. The Bantams escaped with a 5-4 win over the Tigers last Sat. in the regular season finale for their 199th consecutive victory. This is the fourth consecutive finals appearance for Princeton.
"It's going to make for a great Sunday of squash," said Princeton head coach Bob Callahan. "These are two teams who have had great seasons, looking to end on a high note."
1. TC- Baset Chaudhry d. Colin West, 9-1, 9-2, 9-2
2. TC- Gustav Detter d. Verdi DiSesa, 9-2, 9-2, 9-1
3. TC- Manek Mathur d. Niko Hrdy, 9-0, 9-1, 9-4
4. TC- Parth Sharma d. Eliot Buchanon, 9-2, 10-8, 9-1
5. TC- Randy Lim d. J. Reed Endresen, 9-5, 9-2, 9-1
6. TC- Supreet Singh d. Richard Hill, 9-1, 9-7, 1-9, 9-3
7. TC- Andres Vargas d. Franklin Cohen, 9-2, 9-0, 9-3
8. TC- Vikram Malholtra d. William Ahmed, 9-0, 9-2, 9-0
9. TC- Chris Binnie d. Ned Reeve, 9-3, 3-9, 9-3, 9-5
Trinity 9, Harvard 0