With a cohort of six seniors, the ‘17-’18 season was one of the strongest to date for the Boys Varsity Squash team, finishing with a 10-5 record. The team scored five wins over East Coast schools; remained undefeated against local programs at John Burroughs, Whitfield and Washington University; and achieved its most convincing win over the men’s team from the Jewish Community Center.
This season, the team once again made a two-day trip to western Pennsylvania for the annual team squash tournament at Mercersburg Academy. The Rams placed second of six teams, and Eli Paul ‘20 and Jude Sorkin ‘20 went undefeated in play. At the HEAD High School Team Squash Championship in Philadelphia, the Rams faced Mercersburg Academy in the first round, but were edged out 3-4. However, they bounced back with convincing wins over Conestoga High School (Pennsylvania) and Rye Country Day School (New York). The Rams faced Belmont Hill School (Boston) in the final of the plate division, but lost 2-5 despite valiant wins by Sorkin and Paul.
The Rams were led by four captains this year: Jack Reed ‘18 (playing at no. 1), Robby Greenspan ‘18 (no. 2), Nick Jones ‘18 (no. 3) and Robert Baisch ‘18 (no. 4). The captains did a wonderful job leading workouts, motivating the team, winning important matches, and cultivating a supportive and positive team atmosphere. First year varsity team members Atri Bhattacharyya ‘18 and Charlie Smoller ‘18 also contributed significantly to the team and will be missed next year.