MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 26th-ranked Wesleyan University men's squash team earned the No. 8 seed in the 2017 NESCAC Championships for the first time in program history and will face ninth-seeded Tufts University in first round action Friday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Amherst College.
The Cardinals enter the tournament with a 6-7 overall record, and have advanced to the quarterfinal round in each of the past six seasons. After placing fifth last year with a 5-4 win over Colby in the fifth-place match, Wesleyan will look to reach the semifinals for the first time.
Led by a talented and experienced core of seniors, the Cardinals top of the lineup features Chris Hart, David Sneed, Zach Roach and Alex Kamisher. Hart is 8-5 in the No. 1 position, Sneed is 11-2 in the No. 2 spot, Roach is 8-5 in the No. 3 position, and Kamisher boasts a 7-2 mark in the No. 4 spot.
Tufts enters the tournament with an 11-6 record and ranks No. 28 in the national standings. Earlier in the season, on January 13th, Wesleyan earned a 6-3 victory over the Jumbos in Middletown, Conn. The two teams last met in the conference championships in 2015, with the Cardinals claiming a 9-0 sweep. They are 3-3 against each other all-time in the NESCAC Championships.