Swarthmore: 2014 – 2015 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA — Swarthmore only has four returning players from the 2013 – 2014 Team Championships. Yet the team is optimistic. Captain John Hau explains, “We lost a lot of depth from last year with a number of graduating seniors and non-returning players in the middle of the ladder. However, we have a very talented bunch of kids who will contribute immediately in the top half of the lineup and a group of athletic and motivated newcomers who will challenge our returning players for spots in the bottom half of the starting lineup.” With the new team members, Swarthmore wants to win the Serues Cup (F Division) this year. The squad is looking forward to matches with Lehigh and Haverford, two squads that finished ahead of the Phoenix last season. With so much change to the Swarthmore line-up, look for the team to develop as the season progresses.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-10

Final Ranking: 47

Team Championships: 8th in the Serues Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 4 … Position with the Most Wins: #1s had 8 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Jason Hua (2015);  4. Arjun Vishwanath (2016); 6. Klarissa Khor (2016); 9. Chris You (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Ben Mercado (2014); 3. Richard Ngo (2017); 5. Collin Smith (2014); 7. Faraz Hayat (2014); 8. Jamie Ivey (2014); 10. Azikiwea Green (2017)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Henry Ortmeyer (2018, The Haverford School); Aidan Pantoja (2016, Middlesex); Matt Ho (2018)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Harshil Sahai (2015, returning from injury)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Brian Lee (2015, Exeter); Charlotte Iwasaki (2018, Westover); Sonya Chen (2018, Andover); and Shawn Pan (2017)

Captains: Jason Hua

Team Goals: Win the Serues Cup

Key Matches: Lehigh and Haverford

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.