By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Sep 21, 2014 at 7:48 PM ET

Chicago, University ofChicago, IL — Chicago had quite the debut season. They made it to the finals of the 2013 – 2014 Serues Cup, ultimately finishing as the runners-up. This season, the Maroons will attempt to move higher in the rankings. To do so, the squad will need to face stronger opponents and play matches with and against rosters with nine players. Chicago is eyeing matches with Washington University in St. Louis, last year’s Serues Cup winners; Northwestern, their local rival; and NYU. What makes last season more impressive is that the Maroons do not have regulation courts. They practice on five American (narrow) courts. This year, they are looking to find a Chicago facility with international courts to practice on and a coach to assist them on their quest for the top 40.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 10-2

Final Ranking: 41

Team Championships: 2nd in the Serues Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 2 … Position with the Most Wins: #2s had 11 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Returning Players from Team Championships: 2. Imaad Musvee (2015); 3. Duncan McGillivary (2017); 4. Kelvin Lee (2017); 5. Seth August (2016); 7. Tom Wilberg (2017); 8. Daniel Kang (2016); 9. Raman Rajakannan (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Ameer Allaudeen (2014); 6. Andrew Hong (2014)

Captain: Imaad Musvee

Team Goals: To break into the top 40

Key Matches: Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern, and NYU

To read other team previews, please visit the 2014-2015 College Squash Season Previews page.