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No. 3-Ranked Trinity Women's Squash Hosts No. 1-Ranked Harvard Wednesday

No. 3-Ranked Trinity Women's Squash Hosts No. 1-Ranked Harvard Wednesday

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College women's squash team will host the Harvard University Crimson on Wednesday, February 5 at 5 p.m. The Bantams, coached by Wendy Bartlett (36th Season) are ranked No. 3 in the nation and Harvard is ranked No. 1.  The Bantams and the Crimson have matched up in four of the last six College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship (Howe Cup) Finals.  Trinity won the Howe Cup title for the third time in 2014 and lost in the Howe Cup Finals to Harvard in 2015, 2018, and 2019. 

The Bantams are 11-1 after winning, 6-3, against No. 6-ranked Stanford at Yale on January 26, but dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Poll due to a 5-4 setback at No. 4-ranked Yale on January 22.  Harvard is 10-0 this winter.  Sophomore Sarahi Lopez (Zappopan, Mexico) leads the Bantams with an 11-0 individual record, while senior tri-captain Vanessa Raj (Penang, Malaysia) and sophomore Ashita Bhengra (Chennai, India) are both 7-0. Lopez was ranked No. 5 nationally among individuals at the end of last season, while Trinity junior Min Jie Teh (Klang, Malaysia) was No. 7, classmate Akanksha Salunkhe (Vasco de Gama, India) was No. 18, and Raj was No. 19.