The Squash team competed in the Div II HEAD National Team Squash Championship in Hartford, CT and finished in fourth place. Charlotte H ‘21 won a silver medal at the recent Pan American Cadet Championships.
Squash Finishes Fourth in Div II National Championship An incredible weekend has come to a close for the Crystal Squash team. On Thursday, they arrived in Hartford, CT for the Div II HEAD National Team Squash Championship. In the first round, the Crystal team drew Phillips Exeter and won the match 4-3.
In the quarterfinals, the Gryphons found themselves down 3-0, but thanks to wins from our #1, #2, and #3 singles, the team was in a 3-3 tie. Down 0-2, eighth grader Himu P '24 fought mightily to take a victory over a high school sophomore. The win over Springfield Chestnut Hill Academy, 4-3 put the team in the semifinals against Westminster (Georgia). In a close match, the team fell 4-3 to the eventual national runner-ups. In the game to determine third place, the Gryphons faced Taft School, but the long trip and tired legs saw the team fall 2-5.
Sophomore Arav B ’22 currently ranked US #1 was 4-0 on the weekend.
Two consecutive appearances at Nationals have seen Crystal Squash finish 9th and 4th overall. Congratulations to the team for strong finishes and to their coaches Charlie Johnson and Lawrence Kuhn.
Charlotte H Earns Silver in Pan American Championship Junior Charlotte H ‘21 (pictured above, far left) recently traveled to the 2020 Pan American Championships and returned home with a Silver Medal. She represented the United States and Crystal, and did them both proud.