Swarthmore: 2015 – 2016 Men’s College Squash Season Preview


Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA — Swarthmore made the most of last season’s Team Championships, winning the Hawthorn Cup. This was impressive considering that the Phoenix were seeded fourth in the division. Not to rest on their laurels, Swarthmore plans to up their training this season and to win the Serues Cup, the next division up at the 2015 – 2016 Team Championships. With the loss of three seniors to graduation, the Phoenix will need returning players to step up and fill key voids. According to tri-captain Arjun Vishwanath, “We hope to have strong matches against our competitors in the regular season and improve as a group and individually moving forward.” Key to Swarthmore’s season will be matches with Haverford, a traditional school rival, and Lehigh, who Swarthmore has had numerous close matches with over the past few seasons. Adds Vishwanath, “We have a great group of players, and we love playing squash and being together in general. We’re looking to win a lot of games and have fun doing it.”

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-7

Final Ranking: 49

Team Championships: 1st in the Hawthorn Cup (G Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 2… Top 3 Win %: 0.6667… Middle 3 Win %: 0.6222… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4324


Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Henry Ortmeyer (2018); 3. Aidan Pantoja (2016); 5. Arjun Vishwanath (2016 – CSA Academic Recognition); 6. Klarissa Khor (2016 – CSA Scholar Athlete); 8. Dong Shin You (2017); 10. Charlotte Iwasaki (2018); 11. Sonya Chen (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 2. Jason Hua (2015); 4. Matthew Ho (2018); 7. Harshil Sahai (2015 – CSA Academic Recognition); 9. Brian Lee (2015)

Captains: Arjun Vishwanath and Klarissa Khor

Team Goals: Win the Serues Cup

Key Matches: Haverford and Lehigh

To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.