Q: What was your “welcome to college” moment?
A: In precept freshman fall, for the first paper for my religion class, I asked the preceptor whether we needed a thesis. Everyone looked at me like I was still in grade school.
Q: What is the greatest highlight of your sports career?
A: Winning my first tournament when I was 15. I didn’t win by a lot, but it was such a great feeling to win a match.
Q: Who is your quirkiest teammate?
A: Senior Nikhil Seth, because half of what he says is a lie and you never know when he is messing with you.
Q: What is the best part about being an athlete on campus?
A: I have something to do other than work from 4:30 to 7:30. It is also great to get exercise every day during the squash season.
Q: What is the worst part about being an athlete on campus?
A: Missing out on what other people do during the week when we have to go away for tournaments, such as going out. Also, when there are speakers and events at 5:00 and we cannot go because of practice. We are also always late to dinner and therefore get everyone else’s scraps.
Q: What is your least favorite thing about squash?
A: Doing fitness. You have to be in good shape to be a squash player. The fact is that you cannot be overweight and good at squash.
Q: If you were your coach for a day, what would you do?
A: I would do all match play all practice instead of drills and fitness.
Q: Does the team have any odd rituals?
A: The team itself does not have any odd rituals, but senior Peter Sopher sleeps in the locker room before matches.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not practicing?
A: Sit in my room with my computer and do nothing. I love to stumble upon funny websites, and sometimes I watch movies.
Q: What music inspires you?
A: Definitely Eminem.
Q: What is the best part about playing a sport that has an individual aspect and a group aspect?
A: I like that I am directly accountable for my results. It is all or nothing. I either did my part or I didn’t. But in the end, the result that matters is the team’s result. Instead of in a group sport where I wasn’t necessarily accountable for the win or the loss, I am in some way personally accountable for the team’s win or loss.