By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM ET

Tufts UniversityMedford, MA — After finishing third in the Chaffee Cup (E Division), Tufts is looking to utilize last season’s experiences and move up in the rankings. The Jumbos are focused on NESCAC matches, as well as contests with Stanford, MIT, Boston College, Northeastern, Bucknell, Haverford, and Fordham. According to head coach Joe McManus, these matches “will give an early indication as to how the season will unfold.” The team is returning 8 players from last season’s Team Championship line-up, including 3rd year captain Zachary Schweitzer. Last season, Tufts’ victories came at the top of the ladder. The top 3 won 59% of their matches, while the middle and bottom 3 captured 29% and 13%, respectively. This season’s ladder should be deeper. Three new players are expected to compete for positions throughout the top 9. This should be a great benefit for the Jumbos and help them improve.

2013-2014 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 6-16

Final Ranking: 34

Team Championships: 3rd in the Chaffee Cup

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 0 of 2 … Position with the Most Wins: #1s had 16 Wins

2014-2015 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Joe McManus

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Aditya Advani (2016 – NESCAC Second Team All-Conference); 2. Zachary Schweitzer (2015 – NESCAC All-Academic); 3. Josh Lee (2017); 4. Elliot Kardon (2015 – CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic); 5. Brandon Weiss (2016 – NESCAC All-Sportsmanship); 6. Hugo Meggitt (2015); 8. Owen Elliott (2017); 9. Daniel Fischer (2017); 10. JB Breig (2015); 11. Austin Brush (2017)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships: 7. Jeremy Aronson (2014 – NESCAC All-Academic)

Additions to the 2014-2015 Roster:

  • Expected to play in the top 3: Braden Chiulli
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Sandeep Rishi
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Alec Goodrich

Captains: Zachary Schweitzer, Aditya Advani, and Elliot Kardon

Team Goals: To utilize last year’s experience and continue to improve

Key Matches: NESCAC matches, Stanford, MIT, Boston College, Northeastern, Bucknell, Haverford, and Fordham

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