Tufts University: 2021-2022 Season Preview


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  • Head Coach Joe Raho and his team have high hopes for the 2021-2022 season, and the influx of new talent on the teams could be a big reason why.
  • The Tufts women will rely on those new players right away after graduating five starters from the 2020 postseason lineup. With 10 new teammates on the roster for this season, the competition for spots on the ladder will be regular and fierce.
  • The men’s team really could meet the team’s goal of being the best Tufts team in the last 30 years with the mix of nine experienced returners and seven promising newcomers on the roster.

Head Coach:  Joe Raho
Assistant Coach:  Gary Gargan

Women’s Team Captains:  Megan Chen, Diya Sanghi
Men’s Team Captains:  Vivaan Jaikishan, Marco Rodriguez

Women’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players
:  Isabella Schneider, Megan Chen, Diya Sanghi, Natalie Bartlett, Beverly Vo
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Claire Davidson, Catherine Shanahan, Rachel Windreich, Chloe Kantor, Radhika Joshi, Abhilasha Bhasin
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Ellie Ackerman, Aleezah Burhan, Kate Chang, Caroline Chin, Anushka Gupta, Riddhi Joshi, Nieve Monderer, Ami Sao, Sanjana Vissapragada, Ellyn Xu

Men’s Team Roster Updates
Returning Players:  Kunal Valia, Sanjeev Jeyabalan, Konrad LaDow, Vivaan Jaikishan, Marco Rodriguez, Dillon O’Shea, Aryaman Pandya, Shloke Sahay, Vaughan Siker
Graduated/Non-Returning Starting Players:  Raghav Kumar, William Dewire, Salik Awan, Connor Wind
Additions to 2021-2022 Roster:  Harry Charlton, Sam Charlton, Oliver Eielson, Javier Hurtado, Siddharth Nandakumar, Krish Shah, Kerwin Teh

Women’s Team Goal:  Work Hard, get better, crack the Top 15 in the country
Men’s Team Goal:  Work hard, get better, crack the top 20 in the country

Women’s Key Matches: Bates, Williams, Amherst, Bowdoin
Men’s Key Matches: Williams, MIT, Navy, Amherst, Bowdoin

Coach’s Quote: “We’re trying to be the best Tufts squash team in the last 30 years.”

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2021-2022 College Squash Season Previews page.