Swarthmore, PA — As it enters its third season, Swarthmore squash has plans for some major changes.
The Garnet will now play out of the Fairmount Athletic Club in King of Prussia, PA. Paul Frank, Fairmount’s Director of Squash, will be the team’s new head coach, and Scottish national team players Lyall Patterson and Alexandra Clark will also be working with the squad.
Additionally, Swarthmore plans to play an expanded schedule this season. The team has over 25 matches scheduled and will kick the season off in Chicago with the Mid-America Championships. The team will also continue to be active in adult amateur competition, where Swarthmore players have had success in the past.
Two players from last year’s top nine will be studying abroad, but the rest of the varsity ladder will be back. The team also has three new sophomores (Harshil Sahai, Frank Song, and Jason Hua) and two new freshmen (Benjamin Mercado and Aidan Pantoja), who will all be fighting for spots in the line-up.
“The returning seniors, Tarit, Jora, Manuk, and I, want this to be a big year for squash,” says team leader James Brannon. “With this talented and dedicated squad, we feel that in a lot of ways the sky is the limit.”
2010-2011 SEASON RECAP
Season Record: 3-11
Final Ranking: 49
Team Championships: 8th in Serues Cup (F Division)
2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW
Program Status: Club
Head Coach: Paul Frank
Returning Players from Team Championships: (1) Tarit Rao-Chakravorti, (2) Manuk Garg, (3) Joravar Dhaliwal, (4) Rahul Garg, (5) Sudarshan Gopaladesikan, (6) James Bannon, (7) Faraz Hayat, (9) Collin Smith
Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (8) Jake Carter and (10) Peter Haury
Additions to the 2011-2012 roster: Harshil Sahai, Benjamin Mercado, Aidan Pantoja, Frank Song, and Jason Hua
Team Goals: To achieve a winning record and win division at nationals
To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.