Highly competitive team with challenging match schedule against other schools. The top 5 players in the 8th grade and below will participate annually in the Middle School Nationals at Yale U. Varsity players will practice at the Fessenden Roberts Center as well as at Harvard University. Players and parents should also be aware that practices will often occur in the late shift (after 4:00) to accommodate all of our teams on a daily basis.
Team size: 14 players maximum Practice time: 2:10-5:30 (Varied depending on the day and home matches) Participation fee: None Saturday Matches: Middle School Nationals (top 5 players)
This program is open to boys in the 5th - 9th grade. Required Equipment Squash recquet Squash balls Protective eye glasses Tennis/squash shoes Athletic shorts T-shirt Fessenden Squash Team shirt (school will issue and charge home)
In their final match of the season, the Bears showed depth and resilience, sweeping all matches against the visiting Belmont Hill team. There were some great close matches on the day, some come-from-behind game wins, and best of all great spirit and sportsmanship by all. It was a perfect way to end the season!
In their final away match of the season, the Bears secured a solid win against Brooks JV, winning all eight matches in straight games. The boys look forward to their final home match against Belmont Hill on Thursday.
Playing a somewhat modified line-up, Fessy had a very strong showing against the visiting Lawrence Academy team. Playing up from the JV team was Finn M., who held his opponent to the fewest number of points, and playing up from the FIAA team was Duhee L., who performed admirably in his first ever varsity level match!
In our rematch against SPS played up in Concord, the Bears faced a much stronger squad than in last week's match-up. St. Paul's had the full strength of their JV team, with the addition of players from their Varsity team, giving the Fessy boys a great challenge. Henry P. and Jiho K. registered the only wins in the top 7 for Fessy, the latter defeating Fessy alum David J. in a five game battle. Rounding out the bottom 7, Kyle, Kieran, and Stefano all had great wins, while Carter and Justin both had epic five game matches, just falling short in the end. Overall, a great match, and proof positive that our Fessy boys can compete against even the strongest high school teams!
In a departure from results in recent years, the Fessy Varsity Squash team shone today, solidly defeating the St. Paul's School JV team 10-1. The day was characterized by some excellent play, an exciting first position match-up against a former Fessy boy (David J.), and tremendous spirit from both teams. The depth and strength of our team was also emphasized by the fact that our 8-11 position players all played players from SPS's top 7, and all had excellent outcomes! We look forward to our rematch with SPS next week when they host. Full match results can be found below.
Though not the ideal way to end a great weekend of play, the Fessy boys secured their win in the Consolation Final after the team from Chicago Lab School defaulted the match, not being able to play on Sunday afternoon.
Finishing 9th place overall in the 1st Division is Fessy's best finish in recent years, and we could not be prouder of our boys! Each player also performed exceptionally well individually, each finishing within the top ten overall of individuals at their played position! It was a great weekend down in New Haven, and we look forward to an even better result next year!
Fessy faced a tough match in the first round of play, coming up against a strong team from the Gilman School in MD. Jason Kim was the lone Fessy boy to win, pulling through in five games, though excellent play was put forth by all the boys. We look forward to our second match tomorrow afternoon against Green Farms Academy. Full match stats can be found below.
The Bears had a great day at the SquashBusters facility at Northeastern University, winning 12 of 14 matches. With a number of 5 games showdowns, SqB proved to be a strong opponent in this rematch, but the Fessy boys persevered and came out with some solid wins. Full match stats are below:
Playing at Belmont Hill again one of our perennial rivals, the Bears put on a strong performance, winning all matches in straight games. It was a great match, and we look forward to our rematch at home ion a few weeks.
In the first of two match-ups against SquashBusters this season, Fessenden played some excellent squash and came out on top with a 14-0 win. The day was filled with great competition, with half of the matches going to a fourth game, and many game scores just within a few points. This was Fessy's last match before the winter break, but the team looks forward to coming back and taking on Dexter at home on Jan 4th.
Full match details can be found below. Full size images can be found in the photos section or by following this Google Photo album: Video of today's matches coming soon!
In their perennial opening match of the season, the Bears took on Phillips Andover in what always has been a tough first match. Playing in the new Sydney Center, the Fessy boys played very well, earning as a team more match and game wins than in the past three years combined! Earning wins for Fessy were Carter B., Kyle H., and Justin G. at the 11, 12, and 13 spots, respectively. In the top eight matches, Fessy had a strong showing, highlighted by Hudson P.'s five game battle at the first position, and several four-games matches by Luis L., Taku N., and Jiho K. It was a great way to start the season against some great competition, including some former Fessy players! The Bears look forward to their next match at home against Squashbusters.