HAVERFORD, Pa. – The No. 30 ranked Haverford College men's squash team (9-5) will look to chase down the Conroy Cup (D Division) title at the 2018 College Squash Men's Team Championships this weekend. The championships begin on Friday, February 23 and continue through Sunday, February 25. In total, the team championships feature 62 schools competing in eight divisions across four sites in Greater Hartford.
The Fords begin action on Friday at 2 p.m. against No. 27 Hamilton College. The match is slated to be played in Middletown, Conn. on the campus of Wesleyan. Pending the results of that match, Haverford will face off with either No. 26 Bowdoin or No. 31 Wesleyan on Saturday morning at Wesleyan. A third match to be determined will be contested on Sunday at Trinity or Wesleyan.
Other teams in the Conroy Cup division include No. 25 Hobart, No. 28 Tufts, No. 29 Connecticut College and No. 32 Stanford. Haverford has already registered wins against Connecticut College, Stanford and Wesleyan earlier this season. Haverford faced off with Hamilton at the Pioneer Valley Invitational last month, with the Continentals coming away with a 7-2 victory over the Fords on January 20. The Fords also faced off with Hamilton at the Pioneer Valley during the 2015-16 campaign but had not met since the 2005-06 season prior to that matchup.
Haverford senior co-captain Peter Dudley matched the program's all-time career wins record with his 44th career victory in the match. The mark equals the 44 wins recorded by Tim Saint '02. He can become the program's new all-time wins leader with one individual win this weekend. Dudley (11-3) and first year player Fitz Dougherty (12-2) have been standouts for the Fords competing at the third and fourth flights. Together, the pair has combined to lift Haverford to a 10-4 record at number three and a 13-1 record at number four. Alex Liu and Thomas Kaye have also combined for a 10-4 record at the ninth position.
Last season, the Fords finished with a program-record 15 victories and the No. 33 overall ranking after capturing the Chaffee Cup (E Division). The victory was the fourth overall CSA division title for Haverford, as the Fords also took home the Serues Cup (F Division) title in 2011-12 and have captured the Conroy Cup (D Division) twice, in 1999-00 and 2001-02.
The Fords will be competing for the Conroy Cup for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Haverford's highest ever year end finish was a 25th place finish during the 2001-02 campaign as well as the 1999-00 season. The Fords finished in the top 30 last during the 2006-07 campaign.
Live results for all matches and a video stream of select courts throughout the weekend will be available via the CSA website.