Blair's boys' varsity squash players had the privilege of competing against Charterhouse School on December 9 as part of the historic British boarding school team's annual U.S. tour. Although the Bucs fought the entire match, Charterhouse prevailed by a score of 5-3.
Winning matches for the Bucs were credited to Adham Sohby '18, Luigi Pasquariello '18 and Jonathan Carlsson '18. Adham and Luigi won their matches convincingly in three games; Jonathan's match was one of the closest contests of the day, as three games went to a tiebreaker upon reaching a score of 10-10. Ignacio Ybanez '18 also battled well, taking his opponent to four games. Mikey Garcia '20 fought back from a 2-0 deficit, but ended up losing 3-2 in the end.
"We always look forward to being a stop on Charterhouse's U.S. tour," said Jim Moore, Blair's director of squash programs and English department chair. "Not only is the match good competition for our boys, but their visit makes all our players more aware of the international scope of squash. In addition, hosting Charterhouse helps our players realize that no matter where their lives take them, there's a good chance that squash courts are nearby and, on them, an opportunity to make new acquaintances through friendly competition."