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At the 39th annual New Jersey High School Squash Championships on Sunday, January 7—an individual tournament open to any high schooler in the state—the Boys' and Girls' Varsity Teams once again performed very well, leading to an all-Pingry final round. This year's event was held on Big Blue's home turf, on the squash courts of the Bugliari Athletics Center.
In the boys' division, three of the four semi-finalists were Pingry players: Krish Bhavnani '18 and Chris Zachary '19, both of whom competed in U.S. Squash's Junior National Championships last year, and Collin Wen '20. In the finals, Krish defeated his teammate Chris by a score of 3-1, securing the team's sixth consecutive win of the championship title.
Like their male counterparts, Big Blue girls also represented three of the four semi-finalists in the championship: Renee Chan '20 and Rachel Chen '18, both of whom competed in U.S. Squash's Junior National Championships last year, and Alisa Chokshi '19. In the finals, Renee defeated Rachel by a score of 3-0. Their match-up was an unusual one, as last year they were a force to be reckoned with in doubles action. In fact, last April the two paired up to take second in the Girls' U19 National Doubles Championship in Wilmington, Delaware.
Players from both teams will head to Philadelphia in early February for the National High School Team Championships.
Congratulations, Big Blue squash players!
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