By Michael T. Bello
Published Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 24, 2009 at 7:23 AM ET

swarthmoreSwarthmore, PA — Last November, Swarthmore students started a student-run and financed squash team. The team sent a group to compete in the National Team Championships, where they finished second to the University of Illinois in the Emerging Teams division.

This season, the team has financial support from Swarthmore.  They plan to field a full nine-player team and have even hired a part-time coach, Enamullah Khan. Coach Khan is the local pro at the Springfield Healthplex. Swarthmore will use the courts at the Springfield Healthplex as their home venue for the 2009-2010 season. The team members trained over the summer and are looking forward to a few new players that will help complete their ladder.

As with any team that has improved, Swarthmore is looking forward to this season’s matches. Swarthmore is excited to face Haverford College, its traditional rival. In addition, the team plans to compete at the Boston University Round Robin.

2008-2009 Season Recap

FINAL RANKING: 54th
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 54th; 2nd in Emerging Teams Division

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Tarit Rao-Chakravorti (1); Jora Dhaliwal (2); Jason Honln Yun (3); Manuk Garg (4); Rakan Nimr (5);

Captain: Tarit Rao-Chakravorti

Team Goals: Improve on their finish from last year’s team Nationals, and hopefully win their division at Nationals this year

Key Matches: Haverford and the Boston University Round Robin

To read other team previews, please visit the 2009 – 2010 College Squash Preview Page.