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  • Tufts #1 Profiled on “Her Campus”
  • Thoroughly Nice Chaps – We Are
  • PSA Cancels World Series
  • WSA Cancels World Series
  • Pearson and Matthew’s Special Relationship
  • Credit Where It Is Due
  • Squash Mad Reports Olympic Dream Alive
  • Dad Tells Son Hit Opponent
  • Last Week’s Question
  • To Claim or Not to Claim a National Championship
  • This Week’s Women’s College Results
  • This Week’s Men’s College Results
  • College Notes
  • Dipika
  • Truth & Rumors
  • More Squash News

 

 

Tufts #1 Profiled on “Her Campus”

Her Campus calls itself the #1 online community for college women.

This week, they turned their attention to Tufts University’s #1 and international heart throb Aditya Advani.

 

To see Her Campus’ article, please click here.

 

“thoroughly nice chaps” – we are

Time was when all of England hated the Squash Ezine.

This week, the world’s hottest squash related website, gave us a big shout out from across the pond.

 

To share Squash Mad’s love, please  click here.

 

 

PSA Cancels World Series
The UK-based PSA has cancelled its World Series, the capstone event at which the tour’s top 8 compete for year end honors.

The story was uncovered (yet again) by SquashMad.com.
To see Squash Mad’s article, please click here.

 

 

WSA Cancels World Series
The WSA World Series, also known as the event that piggy back’s on the PSA World Series, has been cancelled.

We figured we would report it as a separate event since they are, at least for the moment, a separate tour.

 

To see Squash Mad’s article again, please click here.

 

 

Pearson and Matthew’s Special Relationship
David Pearson, the legendary English squash coach, shared with SquashMad.com some of the coaching methods he used to guide Nick Matthew to his recent 3rd PSA Championship.

To see squash Mad’s article, please  click here.

 

 

Credit Where It Is Due
Richard Millman salutes David Pearson.

However, before he does so, he slags off England Squash writing, “The failure of England Squash and Racketball to learn how to develop our sport as a business, in my opinion, is a fact and a consummate disaster.”

To see Richard Millman’s article, please   click here.

 

 

Squash Mad Reports Squash’s Olympic Dream Alive
England’s SquashMad.com reported this morning here that squash’s Olympic dream could still be alive.
We would like to remind our British friends of Lucy and Charlie.

She (IOC) routinely promises Charlie (World Squash) that he has a shot at kicking the ball (getting into the Olympics). And at the last minute (IOC vote), Charlie realizes he’s been tricked. #Don’tBeACharlie

To see this video, please click here.

 

 

Dad Tells Son Hit Opponent with Racquet
In a boys U-13 match, a father told his son to hit his opponent with his racquet, and the boy did so.

To see Squash Mad’s article, please  click here.

 

 

Last Week’s Question
Last week we asked “Should all teams that have even one boy/man playing on their squad be considered a men’s team?”

Very, very few people were interested in this question.

But 2/3 of those that answered said
yes, even one man on a team makes it a man’s team.

To see the results, please click here.

 

 

To Claim or Not to Claim a National Championship

Bates and Bowdoin have each finished 9th in the nation at the women’s college squash championships. In fact, they have each done so on three different occasions.

Only one claimed it was a national championship.

To see Squash Ezine Blog’s article, please click here.

 

 

This Week’s Women’s College Results
Tufts University Boston College 5 4
Princeton University Williams College 9 0
Pennsylvania, University of Stanford University 9 0
Wellesley College Colby College 5 4
Drexel University Williams College 5 4
Bowdoin College Trinity College 0 9
Northeastern University Colby College 0 9
Pennsylvania, University of George Washington University 8 1
Pennsylvania, University of Williams College 9 0
Brown University Tufts University 9 0
Virginia, University of Haverford College 9 0
St. Lawrence University William Smith College 9 0
Stanford University Williams College 9 0
Johns Hopkins University Haverford College 8 1
Brown University Mount Holyoke College 8 1
Cornell University Stanford University 7 2
Virginia, University of Georgetown University 6 3
Hamilton College Middlebury College 5 4
Johns Hopkins University Georgetown University 4 5
Johns Hopkins University Virginia, University of 2 7
Wellesley College Wesleyan University 1 8
Bates College Trinity College 0 9
Franklin and Marshall College Princeton University 0 9
Northeastern University Wesleyan University 0 9
Boston College Wesleyan University 0 9
Tufts University Bowdoin College 0 9
Drexel University Cornell University 0 9
Columbia University George Washington University 7 2
Drexel University Franklin and Marshall College 4 5
New York University Fordham University 6 2

 

 

This Week’s Men’s College Results
Rochester, University of Vassar College 9 0
Princeton University Williams College 9 0
Hobart College Vassar College 8 0
Pennsylvania, University of George Washington University 7 2
Cornell University Western Ontario 6 3
St. Lawrence University Rochester, University of 6 3
Drexel University Williams College 5 4
Wesleyan University Naval Academy, United States 2 7
Bowdoin College Trinity College 0 9
Northeastern University Colby College 0 9
Boston University Boston College 0 9
St. Lawrence University Hobart College 9 0
Columbia University George Washington University 9 0
Brown University Tufts University 9 0
Wesleyan University Boston College 9 0
Johns Hopkins University Haverford College 9 0
St. Lawrence University Bard College 8 0
Northeastern University Boston University 8 1
Pennsylvania, University of Williams College 8 1
Franklin and Marshall College Princeton University 7 2
Bryant University Tufts University 6 3
Brown University Naval Academy, United States 4 5
Drexel University Cornell University 4 5
Bard College Vassar College 1 8
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Colby College 1 8
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Bowdoin College 0 9
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Wesleyan University 0 9
Bates College Trinity College 0 9
Tufts University Bowdoin College 0 9
St. Lawrence University Vassar College 9 0
Hamilton College Middlebury College 0 9
Drexel University Franklin and Marshall College 1 8
Connecticut College Naval Academy, United States 0 9

 

 

College Notes
– Lots of upsets this week as College Squash is getting very interesting.

– Pay attention to the fast rising Drexel men. John White’s team was a 12-10 game five loss away from upsetting #8 ranked Cornell.

– #19 Drexel’s women upset #13 Williams women as well this week.

– #7 Franklin and Marshall’s men upended #3 Princeton with a crushing 7-2 victory. F&M hadn’t beaten Princeton in its previous 24 attempts.

– Scandal surrounded the #6 St. Lawrence men’s victory over #5 Rochester. But in the end St. Lawrence walked away with the victory they needed.

– Jamie King’s #20 Hamilton women knocked off #12 Middlebury.

– Mark Allen is wasting no time getting the U. Virginia program moving as his teams are also quickly improving.

– And young and energetic coach Luke Forster is having a nice impact on Northeastern University.

 

 

Dipika’s Funky Court

This video appears to be promoting a website that doesn’t exist. But it features Dipika Pallikal and Sarah Fitz-Gerald. So, we watched it.

 

TRUTH & Rumors

  • Just a week after a tragic report of a talented, 23 year old, Canadian male, squash player being hit by a car while cycling, this week we learned of a 22 year old female, top 10 ranked Belgian who was hit by a car while cycling on her way to work. Terribly sad.
  • Victor Elmaleh turns 95 today.  Born in 1918, his parents named him Victor because he was born 15 days after theArmistice.
    • Victor, at 49, was the oldest player to win an American doubles national title.
  • 16 year old Sabrina Sobhy won her first WSA tournament this past week. It was also at 16 that her now famous sister, Amanda, starting winning pro events.
  • Egyptian squash promoter Ashraf Hanafi this week saidsquash in Egypt is like football in Brazil. Hard to argue with him.
  • American translation to the above: Egyptian squash promoter Ashraf Hanafi this week said, squash in Egypt is like soccer in Brazil. Hard to argue with him.
  • SquashMad has unearthed an atrocious forehand squash grip on a young woman. But those super-focused squash guys were so focused on the grip they called her a man in their innuendo laced write-up.
  • In College Squash teams are meant to play their best player at #1 and the second best player at #2 and so on.
    • But the stacking of ladders by some, where coaches move players to the spot where they believe they have the best chance of winning, has become so obvious that coaches and players are wondering if there is any way to police the problem.
  • Rumor has it Trinity College has some January admits coming in who will make an impact on Trinity’s chances to win more national championships. #Malaysia #Egypt
    • … and by national championships we mean being #1 in the nation.
  • PSA’s World Series has been cancelled 7 weeks before the event was due to start. Because of the tour’s recent gag order, no players have criticized the tour’s leadership.
    • However, a couple squash fans took to Twitter here to poke PSA’s leader.

 

More Squash News  
DSR: Fiction Contest Update
DSR: Fiction Contest Update, Chap. 6
Daily Squash Report: Sabrina Sobhy Wins WSA Tournament
College Squash: CSA Updates
The Squash Joint: They’re Baaaaack

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