Noah Browne Advances to Quarterfinals in Men’s Squash Individual Nationals
Issue   |   Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:40

Feb. 26 brought with it an All-NESCAC nomination for men’s squash standout Noah Browne ’16, kicking off the week of CSA individual championships with a great start. This was nothing new to Browne, as it was the third consecutive time the junior had earned the accolade. Coming off of a clean sweep in the MCSA national team championships, Browne won all three of his matches against his Middlebury, Colby and Hobart opponents. The junior has competed for the Jeffs at the No. 1 court all season, going 10-4 individually.

At the CSA individual championships, the sole Amherst competitor was ranked No. 54 in an 84 person field. The junior competed in the Molloy Cup (B Division) at Princeton. On Feb. 27th, Browne blasted through his first match again his Haverford opponent Nathan Vestrich-Shade in a swift three sets (11-4, 11-3, 11-2).

The following day, Browne competed in the Round of 64 against Anders Larson of University of Pennsylvania. He overcame his No. 43-ranked opponent in four sets during the Round of 62 (11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8).

The final day of competition began favorably with Browne winning the match against Kyle Martino of Dartmouth in five sets (10-12, 11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5). This allowed Browne to advance to the quarterfinals against the Naval Academy’s Andrew McGuinness. After taking the first set against his opponent, Browne lost the next three in some very close sets (9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8).

Going 3-1 overall at the 2015 national individual championships, Browne improved on his performance from last year and concluded the season strong.