By Anne Bello
Published Sep 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM ET

Baltimore, MD — Johns Hopkins made a big move up the rankings last season. “Moving up over 20 places up the rankings last season, it’s only going to get tougher and our team is hungry for more,” says Yen Theng Tan, who does double duty as a player and coach for the student-run club team.

The Blue Jays finished 59th in 2010, their first year competing in the soft-ball era. The team vaulted up two divisions to finish sixth in the E Division, 38th overall. “Our program started in the winter of 2010 and is about 2 years old,” Tan notes. “Nonetheless, we are moving quickly towards becoming one of the more established club teams around.”

The team plans to have a more structured practice schedule this season and will continue to be actively involved with SquashWise, a Baltimore-based urban squash program.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-7

Final Ranking: 38

Team Championships: 6th in Chaffee Cup (E Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Club

Head Coach: Peter Heffernan, Yen Theng Tan

Returning Players from Team Championships: (2) Nathan Li, (3) Yoni Krupski, (5) Michael Choi, (6) Yen Theng Tan, (8) Ryan Daley, (9) Janvier Chalopin, (10) Ganesh Swaminathan

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Rajnush Agarwal, (4) Anthony Carbone, (7) Simran Hundal

Team Goals: To waintain momentum going into third season as a club team

Key Matches: Georgetown and Drexel

To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.