By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Oct 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM ET

TrinityHartford, CT — After winning eleven consecutive Team Championships and 202 straight matches, the Trinity Bantams are not planning to rest this season.  They are vying for their twelfth title and expect tough competition from Princeton and Rochester this season.  The Bantams host regular season matches with both schools this year.

The team recognizes that the new scoring system, Point-a-Rally (PAR) to 11, will add an extra challenge to the season. It will raise the intensity and overall pace of matches.

Besides all of the team’s success on the courts, Trinity’s men are also talented in the classroom. There are four scholar athletes, six Phi Beta Kappa members, and three players who are in the top fifteen of their class.  In addition, the team volunteers for Do-It-Day, in which they clean local kindergarten classrooms.

This year, Antonio Diaz-Gonzalez Salas has transferred to Trinity.  At Connecticut College last season, he went undefeated during the regular season, which earned him recognition in Sports Illustrated.

Baset Chaudhry and Supreet Singh will serve as the team’s captains this season. Chaudhry will also be looking to earn his third consecutive individual championship (Pool Trophy).

2008-2009 Season Recap

SEASON RECORD: 16-0
FINAL RANKING: 1st
NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1st; 1st in Potter Cup (A Division)

2009-2010 Season Preview

Returning Players from Team Championships: Baset Chaudhry ‘10 (1; Individual champion/Pool Trophy winner, All-American, All-NESCAC); Parth Sharma ’12 (4; All-American; 2nd-Team All-NESCAC); Randy Lim ’11 (5; 2nd Team All-American, 2nd-Team All-NESCAC); Supreet Singh ’10 (6; 2nd Team All-NESCAC); Andres Vargas ’11 (7; 2nd Team All-American); Vikram Malhotra ’12 (8; All-American); and Chris Binnie ’11 (9; Molloy Cup winner)

Graduating Players from Team Championships: Gustav Detter (2; All-American, All-NESCAC, Skillman Award winner); Manek Mathur (3; All-American, All-NESCAC); Rushabh Vora (10); and Charles Tashjian (11)

Additions for the 2009-2010 Roster:

  • Expected to compete for the 7 through 9 ladder positions: Reinhold Hergeth
  • Other Additions: Johan Detter, Greg Crane, and Antonio Diaz-Gonzalez Salas

Captains: Baset Chaudhry and Supreet Singh

Team Goals: Win a 12th National Team Championship

Key Matches: Home matches against Rochester and Princeton

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