By Anne Bello
Published Sep 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 9:59 PM ET

Washington, University of

Seattle, WA — Washington’s 2014 – 2015 campaign was filled with ups and downs. “It was an exciting season, but ultimately disappointing because at Nationals we lost 5-4 to both Minnesota and Cal, teams we had beaten earlier in the year,” reports head coach Michael Bishop. “After a season in which we lost two close matches at Nationals, the team goal is to hang in there in the tight contests and win those 5-4 matches instead of being on the losing end.” The Huskies had their share of close matches last year, playing four contests that were decided by a single individual match. Despite the losses last February, the Huskies did win their other two 5-4 matches. They’ve proven they can pull out close wins; now they just need to do it when it counts the most. During the season, the co-ed team will be focused on tackling West Coast rival Cal, a team usually vying with the Huskies for one of the top spots in the region.

2014-2015 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-4

Final Ranking: 54

Team Championships: 6th in the Hawthorn Cup (G Division)

By the Numbers (From US Squash): 5-4 Matches Won: 2 of 4… Top 3 Win %: 0.6111… Middle 3 Win %: 0.8056… Lower 3 Win %: 0.4118

2015-2016 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Emerging Club

Head Coaches: Michael Bishop and Chris Jung

Returning Players from Team Championships: 1. Andres Yepez (2018); 2. Jai Padmakumar (2016); 3. Claudia Regio (2016); 6. Malcolm Daigle (2018); 7. Joyce Kian (2016); 8. Yunfeng (Steven) (2017); 9. Andrew Kim (2017); 10. Aman Bawa (2018)

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2014-2015 Team Championships: 4. Kaija Perkiomaki (2015); 5. BG Court (2015)

Additions to the 2015-2016 Roster:

  • Expect to play in the top 3: Raghuvir Reddy
  • Expected to play in the middle 3: Bong Chung (Hong Kong), Edward Miao (Monte Vista High School, California)
  • Expected to play in the bottom 3: Claire Overby (Conestoga (Pennsylvania) High School)

Captains: Jai Padmakumar and Andrew Kim

Team Goals: Win close matches

Key Match: California Berkeley

To read other team previews, please visit the 2015-2016 College Squash Season Previews page.