At this year’s New England Class A Championship the boys varsity squash team finished in third-place in New England and the girls varsity team earned a fourth-place finish.
The girls varsity squash team traveled to Andover for their New England Class A Championship tournament. The tournament followed an individual format, with each ladder seed playing in their respective bracket. Each finisher earned points toward their final team score for the championship.
Deerfield hosted the boys Class A and B squash championship which followed a team format that included head-to-head dual quarterfinal, semifinal and final matches.
At the championship, the girls varsity squash team worked incredibly hard and played exceptional squash at the tournament. The tournament marked the first time that the championship tournament had been hosted since 2020.
Maeve Baker finished in fifth place overall in the 1st bracket. In the 2nd bracket, Anna Shumway advanced to the final and battled in close games to a second place finish.
In the 3rd bracket, Devon L’Esperance advanced to the final and defeated her opponent 3-1 to capture the first place title for her bracket. Teammate, Willow Woodward also advanced to the final match of her 4th bracket. In close games, she fell to her opponent and captured a second place finish overall.
In the 5th bracket, Daly Baker finished in seventh position. Meanwhile, Alex Kelsey competed in the 6th bracket and finished in sixth place. Finally, in the 7th competition bracket, Emma Kahle finished the tournament in seventh place overall.
The points earned by each team member helped to propel the Big Green to a 4th place finish in New England Class A teams. For complete tournament results, click here.
The boys varsity squash team entered their tournament as the #4 seeded team and opened their tournament play facing off against #5 – St. Paul’s. In a closely contested match, the Big Green defeated St. Paul’s 4-3. Christian Capella, Beck Ayres, Lucas Capella and Jo El Wabory each earned wins in the match-up to help secure the team victory.
In the semifinals, the Big Green faced #1 ranked Kent School. Billy Kitchel and Ocean Feng each earned wins in the match. Ultimately, the Big Green fell to Kent, 2-5.
With the semifinal loss, the Big Green faced #3 ranked Hotchkiss in the consolation final. After six matches were completed, the overall score was tied, 3-3. The final match was Billy Kitchel in the seventh spot match-up. The match extended to five games with Billy claiming the 3-2 victory to secure the overall 4-3 win for the Big Green. Bennett Eun, Admed El Wabory and Lucas Capella each defeated their Hotchkiss opponent. The team’s 4-3 win over Hothckiss, secured their third-place finish in New England Class A.
For complete tournament results, click here.
The Big Green will return to action at the upcoming US Squash High School Nationals next weekend.
Congratulations & Good Luck!