Men's Squash Adds Four Freshmen For Upcoming Season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Head coach Satinder Bajwa has recently announced that four freshmen players will join the Crimson men’s squash team in the fall of 2009.

Harvard will welcome Charles Gertler (Weston, Mass.), Alexander Ma (Cliffside Park, N.J.), Jason Michas (New York, N.Y.) and Zeke Scherl (Tenafly, N.J.) to the squad, which finished fourth at the CSA Championships.

The Crimson was 7-6 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League in 2008-09, while earning an at least one All-America selection for the 53rd straight year.

Charles Gertler, Weston, Mass./Weston
Ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation ... National Merit Scholarship finalist ... AP Scholar ... Volunteer at Squashbusters from 2004-05 ... Massachusetts all-state jazz band member.

Alexander Ma, Cliffside Park, N.J./Horace Mann School
Seven-time letterwinner in tennis, squash and soccer at Horace Mann School ... Ranked eighth under-19 in squash in 2009 and ninth under-17 in 2008 ... Captained tennis team ... Four-time all-conference selection in tennis ... Named to all-conference second team in soccer in 2008 ... Tutor for Citysquash.

Jason Michas, New York, N.Y./Collegiate School
Played squash and soccer at Collegiate School ... Placed eighth at national in BU19 division in 2009 and seventh in 2007 ... Finished eighth in US Youth championship in laser radial for sailing in 2008 ... Started a squash club at Collegiate School ... AP Scholar.

Zeke Scherl, Tenafly, N.J./Tenafly
Placed fifth nationally in under-19 division in 2009 ... Was second in the 2008 Yale Junior Squash Championships ... Finished fourth in 2008 U.S. Squash under-23 championships ... Winner of Englewood Field Club championship in 2007-08 and under-19 division of the 2008 Greenwich Junior Open.

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.