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Washington University in St. Louis: 2016 – 2017 Women’s College Squash Season Preview

Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO — Washington University in St. Louis entered the E Division of the 2016 Women’s College Squash Association National Team Championships with an undefeated record. The team had not been tested throughout the regular season and lost 2 of 3 matches at the tournament. The Bears realize the need for increased competition during the regular season. According to co-captain Misha Hooda, “We are really trying to branch out and play as many teams as possible this season. It can be hard to find a lot of matches in the Midwest so we are planning on making a few trips to the East Coast this season. As we are playing a lot of new teams this year, we don’t specifically have any teams that we can consider key matches. We are just focusing on working hard this season and bringing our A game to every match.” With the majority of their line-up back and two players returning from squash gap years the team’s prospects look bright. If Washington University in St. Louis can get challenging matches, they may be in the hunt for the Epps Cup.

2015-2016 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-2

Final Ranking: 36

Team Championships: 4th in the E Division

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 1… Top 3 Win%: .833… Middle 3 Win%: .867… Lower 3 Win%: .800…


Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Mike Puertas

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Anjali Vishwanath (2019); 2. Michelle Haut (2019); 3. Misha Hooda (2018);  5. Katie Blenko (2018); 7. Haoshu Xu (2017); 8. Nicole Ferzoco (2019); 9. Rachel Wortham (2018); 10. Emma Farran (2018);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 4. Samantha Zambri (2019); 6. Maisie Heine (2018);

Additions to the 2016-2017 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Radhika Krishna (2019)
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Isabel Kam (2018)

Captains: Misha Hooda and Rachel Wortham

Team Goals: To play new teams

Key Matches: All matches

To read other team previews, please visit the 2016-2017 College Squash Season Previews page.