Andover Takes Fifth at Interschols

Stellar individual performances from Seniors Hunter Schlacks, Jared Curtis, Luke Hansen and Teddy Drake propelled Andover Boys Squash to a respectable fifth place finish out of 14 teams in the B draw of the NEISA Interscholastic squash tournament on Saturday. Schlacks finished off his career as Andover’s #1 seed with a fourth place finish in his individual bracket, earning 11 points for his performance. In his draw, Schlacks battled some extremely athletic and talented players and held his own with them. Coach Tom Hodgson said, “Jared Curtis, Luke Hansen and Teddy Drake finished their PA squash careers with well-played wins on the final day of competition.” Strong finishes from younger members of the team, including Alec Buck ’13 and Kun Woo Kim ’14 also contributed to the team’s success. Hayato Lee ’12 said, “I’m very happy to see all the potential returners for next year succeeding in tournament play. It really makes me look forward to being able to play with them next year.” TJ Lenzo ’12 and Drake both lost in the finals of their consolation draws after hard-fought matches. All individual points counted, as Andover nudged out the Canterbury School and Pomfret School by only one and two points, respectively. The Williston Northampton School finished immediately above Andover in the point total. Deerfield Academy was crowned Champion. Andover lost 5-2 to Deerfield previously in the season. Culminating in their fifth place finish in Interschols, Andover Boys Squash ended the season pleased and appreciative of the lasting bonds that the team made. On a final note, Captain Jared Curtis said, “This season, no matter its ups and downs, was the time of my life.”