Browne Closes Season With 20-7 Record
Issue   |   Tue, 03/04/2014 - 21:36

Sophomore phenom Noah Browne represented Amherst men’s squash at the 2014 CSA Individual Championships held at Univ. of Penn. this past weekend.

Browne, ranked 33rd in the country, posted a 1-2 record for the tournament after facing a tough draw.

In the opening round of play, Browne suffered a 3-0 defeat to Ramit Tandon of Columbia, who is ranked third in the country, by a score of 11-2, 11-3 and 11-5. Tandon would go on to advance to the semifinals.

Browne moved on to the consolation bracket, where he went the distance in a five-game victory over Yale’s Neil Martin, ranked 14th in the country. The two went back and forth in extremely competitive play, but Browne prevailed with a 13-11, 6-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-7 win.
This upset pitted Browne against 24nd-ranked Ahmed Hatata of Bates in the consolation quarterfinals. Despite an 11-7 victory in the first game, Browne dropped the next three, falling 3-1 by a final score of 11-7, 3-11, 9-11, 3-11 to end the sophomore’s run.

The only Jeff participating in the individual championships, Browne posted a 13-5 record in dual-match play for Amherst this season and is a first team All-NESCAC selection.

Highlights of his season include a five game win over 25th-ranked, Kah Wah Cheong, of Yale to be the sole win for his team against the Bulldogs. Browne was also the sole victor for the Jeffs again against Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall and Williams.

Notably, Browne defeated seventh-ranked Abhishek Pradhan in the F&M match by a tight five game score, 6-11, 14-12, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7. Head Coach Peter Robson believes this match to be arguably one of the biggest wins of Browne’s career.