Houston Sweeps Top National Interscholastic Divisions

The Houston Squash Team took three out of six titles–including both division one titles–at the 2024 National Interscholastic Team Squash Championships, February 9-11, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia.

The National Interscholastics–which marked its fourth staging–incorporates a unique format that encourages regions without high school squash teams to provide team squash opportunities to kids from different schools. It also provides competitive opportunities on the national stage for Junior Varsity, B or C Teams, Co-Ed and SEA teams. The tournament saw the addition of fourteen new teams this year.

View all results on the National Interscholastics tournament page. Tournament photography is available on the US Squash Smugmug page.

The Houston Squash Club-based teams entered the tournament with both division one top seeds. The HSC Boys defeated defending champions North Atlanta Schools in a close 4-3 final with wins from No. 1 Affan Rafigue, No. 2 Sanay Chandra, No. 4 Rayhaan Mohammad, and No. 5 Hasan Rizvi. The HSC Girls topped a five-team round robin including a decisive 5-2 final over runners up Greenwich Academy B courtesy of wins from No. 1 Zaina Zaidi, No. 2 Shriya Viswanathan, No. 3 Hana Cochinwala, No. 4 Zara Zaidi and No. 7 Skylar Kleyweg. HCS added another title in the girls division two where the top seeds edged two seeds Agnes Irwin Blue 5-2.

Three first-time participants earned titles on their tournament debuts. Connecticut’s New Canaan defeating top seeded HSC 4-3 in the boys division two. Tennessee’s McCallie School defeated Philadelphia’s SquashSmarts 4-3 to top the boys division three round robin. New Canaan High School Girls earned the girls division three title without dropping a match.