Virginia battles Trinity on Friday in Potter Cup Quarterfinals

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Cavalier junior Andrew Braff (Photo: UVA Athletics)

The Virginia men’s squash team earned a berth to the Potter Cup, the A division of the College Squash Association Team Championships, and will compete against Trinity in its opening match of the tournament. The two teams will play at 1 p.m. on Friday at Harvard’s Murr Center Squash Courts.

Virginia (17-4) is the seventh seed in the tournament. The Cavaliers will compete in the bracketed tournament against top-seeded Harvard, second-seeded Trinity, third-seeded Pennsylvania, fourth-seeded Princeton, fifth-seeded Rochester, sixth-seeded Yale and eight-seeded Drexel.

How to Follow

Fans can watch a stream of the matches played at Harvard’s Murr Center Squash Courts. Links to the stream and to live results are available at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the tournament will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVaSquash).

The Tournament

  • The Potter Cup is the top division of the CSA Tournament. The Cavaliers will compete as one of eight teams fighting for the national title.
  • Virginia earned a berth to the Potter Cup for the first time in program history.
  • The Cavaliers enter the tournament ranked seventh in the CSA’s latest ranking which earned the team a seventh seed in the competition.

The Bantams

  • Virginia and Trinity will meet on the courts for the first time in program history.
  • Trinity holds a 17-1 record on the season with the team’s lone loss occurring against Harvard. The Crimson won that matchup 8-1.
  • The Bantams hold wins this season against tournament foes Drexel, Rochester, Penn, Yale and Princeton.
  • Trinity finished as the CSA runners-up at last year’s championship. The Bantams fell 9-0 to Harvard in the championship match.

    The Cavalier Season

  • Virginia recorded its best season since becoming a varsity program in 2017.
  • The Cavaliers won 17 matches and earned their best ranking in program history at No. 7.
  • Virginia recorded 11 wins over nationally-ranked teams during the year.
  • UVA enters the tournament as the Mid-Atlantic Squash Championship champion, going undefeated in the conference championships to win the title.
  • Virginia defeated then-No. 24 Dickinson 9-0, before topping both then-No. 12 George Washington and then-No. 14 Franklin & Marshall 8-1 to claim the title.

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