University of Virginia: 2022-2023 Season Preview

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University of Virginia Cavaliers

2022-2023 Season Preview 

  • For the first time in program history, both Virginia teams competed in the A Division at the national team championships last season. The goal, without question, is to make that feat a trend rather than a one-of occurrence.
  • The top of the men’s lineup will be a formidable force to overcome with talented Egyptian players likely occupying the first four positions. That leaves only one additional win needed to clinch dual match victories, and the Cavalier men’s ladder will be poised to provide what is needed.
  • The top six starters return for head coach Mark Allen’s women’s team, which should bode well for another difficult start to the season. Virginia’s women’s experience early last season of outlasting their opponents in close victories should be valuable as they approach the new year.

Head Coach: Mark Allen
Assistant Coach: Grant White and Rodrigo Porras 

Women’s Team Captains: Julia Curran and Sydney Maxwell
Men’s Team Captains: Teddy Durfee and Tyler Mackesy 

Women’s Team Roster
Meagan Best
Julia Curran
Griffin Dewey
Maureen Foley
Nasreen Hashmi
Emma Jinks
Annabelle Mactaggart
Sydney Maxwell
Eliza Mills
Maria Moya
Erin O’Connor
Caroline Pellegrino
Lina Tammam
Nicolina Tessitore
Olivia Walsh

Women’s Team Goal: Our goal for the ‘22-’23 season is to return to the A Division at Team Nationals and compete as well as we possibly can all season long
Women’s Key Matches: 

Men’s Team Roster
CJ Baldini
Andrew Barr
Charles Braff
Taha Dinana
Teddy Durfee
Kareem El Torkey
Omar El Torkey
Francis Hajek
Aly Hussein
Patrick Keller
Cullen Little
Tyler Mackesy
Myles McIntyre
John Paul Tew
Maxwell Velazquez

Men’s Team Goal: Our goal for the ‘22-’23 season is to return to the A Division at Team Nationals and compete as well as we possibly can all season long
Men’s Key Matches: 

Quote from Coach: “We are looking forward to another competitive season with our CSA opponents. Last season marked the first in which both of our teams qualified for the A Division at Team Nationals. And we are hopeful that we can repeat that feat for a second consecutive time during the ’22-’23 edition. We are especially excited to host a number of excellent opponents here at home, with our fans cheering us on at McArthur Squash Center. In addition to key matches against Yale, Columbia, and Drexel, we will also be serving as hosts for the MASC Championships for the first time since 2018”.