Boys Squash Achieves Two Consecutive Sweeps

Continuing its successful season, Andover Boys Squash defeated Westminster 7-0 on Saturday and later swept Phillips Exeter Academy 7-0 on Wednesday to extend its record to 9-3.

Despite playing a less competitive Westminster team, the match still required mental focus from Andover, according to Siddhant Sinha ’21.

“I mean it was one of our lighter matches I’ll say, but I think that you can never get too relaxed, because the other team always keeps you on your feet. So I think we stayed cautious and we didn’t try anything too fancy, and I think that helped us a lot,” said Sinha.

Sinha believes this key win contributes to the overall confidence of the team.

Sinha said, “We have developed a sort of confidence since we have gotten back from the [long weekend]. We have only lost one match, and I hope we can just carry this forward.”

In the team’s match against Exeter, each player strived to maintain a high level of intensity on court, according to Head Coach John Roberts.

“Obviously, this is our biggest rivalry so everyone was pretty fired for the match on their courts. Our goal was for everyone to focus on their own individual performances and not look too far ahead,” wrote Roberts in an email to The Phillipian.

The team will continue to practice for the High School National and Interscholastic Championships at the end of the season.

Roberts wrote, “We head into the crunch part of the season with two big weekends away at Nationals and New England’s. The long weekend was nice for them to get a break and recuperate. Everyone seems ready to go for the next three weeks, which should be a lot of fun.”

Andover will travel to Tabor on Saturday.