By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM ET

Brown UniversityProvidence, RI — After a late regular season victory over Dartmouth, Brown claimed the final position in last season’s Hoehn Cup.  The Bears want to prove that they belong in the Hoehn Cup and improve their ranking this season. “Winning a first round match at the Nationals is a goal that the Brown squash captains have set for the team,” explains Chris Sachvie, Brown’s assistant coach.  Brown graduated three players last season, but the squad has six incoming players with high school squash experience. Brown recognizes that the competition will be fierce this season. They are focused on their matches with other squads fighting for positions in the B Division, such as Bates, Bowdoin, Drexel, Middlebury, Navy, and Williams. According to Sachvie, “Navy and Middlebury were two of the teams closest in ranking to us and were not on our regular season schedule last year. We look forward to those challenges.”

2012-2013 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-12

Final Ranking: 16

Team Championships: 8th in the Hoehn Cup

2013-2014 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Stuart le Gassick

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Blake Reinson (2014); 2. Oliver Booth (2016); 4. John Blasberg (2016); 6. Michael Snower (2016); 7. Tod Hoberton (2014); 8. Charles Lebowitz (2014 – Scholar Athlete); 10. Avi Bhavnani (2015); 11. Ross Freiman-Mendel (2016);

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2012-2013 Team Championships: 3. Eamon O’Connor (2013); 5. Chris Holter (2013); 9. Alexander Hsu (2013 – Scholar Athlete);

Additions to the 2013-2014 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 5: Alexander Baldock (Brunswick School) and Hoony Lee (Phillips Exeter Academy)
  • Other addition: Alexander Gorgi (The Hotchkiss School); Foster Hoff (McDonough School); Nathaniel Levy-Westhead (Saint Ann’s School); and Arhum Siddiqui (Harker School)

Captains: Blake Reinson; Chip Lebovitz; and Tod Holberton

Team Goals: Improve rankings

Key Matches: Bates, Bowdoin, Drexel, Middlebury, Navy, and Williams

To read other team previews, please visit the 2013-2014 College Squash Season Previews page.