The Brunswick School and Greenwich Academy squash teams will once again play for national championships.
The Gators and Bruins advanced to the title match of their respective Division I brackets at the U.S. High School Squash Team Championships at Trinity College in Hartford.
Brunswick will play either Haverford, or St. Paul’s School in Sunday’s 4 p.m. championship match. Greenwich Academy will face Agnes Irwin School in Sunday’s 1:20 p.m. final in a rematch of last season’s title matchup.
GA has won the national title three consecutive years, while Brunswick has claimed the national championship three of the last four years.
The Bruins swept their way into the finals, posting 7-0 victories against Taft School, Hotchkiss School and Deerfield Academy.
Against Taft, Nick Spizzirri of Brunswick beat Marawan ElBorolossy at the No. 1 spot, 11-6, 11-9, 11-3, while Brian Leonard defeated Sanjeev Jeyabalan, 11-8, 14-12, 11-7.
Dana Santry, Pierce Henderson, Coulter Mackesy, Mac Aube and Will Jones were each 3-0 winners at the 3-7 spots, respectively.
In their win over Hotchkiss, six player had 3-0 victories, with Tad Carney getting the start at the No. 7 spot. Mackesy edged Hotchkiss’ Scott Shrager at the No. 5 spot, 3-2. Spizzirri, Santry and Mackesy swept their Deerfield Academy foes, while Henderson pulled out a 3-2 win and Jones won match, 3-1.
Greenwich Academy recorded a 7-0 win against St. Ann’s in the first round, then beat Episcopal Academy and Deerfield, 6-1.
Emma Carney (No. 1), Claire Aube (No. 2), Lucy Stephenson (No. 3), Binney Huffman (No. 4), India Stephenson (No. 5), Lindsay Westerfield (No. 6) and Brecon Welch (No. 7) each won their matches, 3-0.
Against Episcopal, Claire Aube edged her foe, 11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4 and Lucy Stephenson topped her opponent, 3-1. Huffman, Westerfield, Aube and Welch each swept their way to wins.
The Aube sisters, Welch, Lucy Stephenson and Welch were 3-0 winners against Deerfield, while Huffman won 3-1. Greenwich Academy will look to beat Agnes Irwin for the title for the second straight season on Sunday.