Hartford, Conn., June 1, 2010 – Trinity College senior co-captain Supreet Singh (Mumbai, India), junior Parth Sharma (Jaipur, India), and sophomores Antonio Diaz-Gonzales Salas (Mexico City, Mexico) and Vikram Malhotra (Mumbai, India) were each selected to the 2009-10 College Squash Association (CSA) All-American First Team. Bantam juniors Randy Lim (Penang, Malaysia) and Andres Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) each made the CSA All-American Second Team. Sharma and Salas joined senior co-captain Baset Chaudhry (Lahore, Pakistan) on the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team, and Singh, Lim, and Malhotra each graced the All-NESCAC Second Team.
Trinity finished the 2009-10 season with its 12th straight perfect season at 22-0 and captured its fourth consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship title, its 13th straight Intercollegiate Squash Association Dual Match title, and its 12th consecutive College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship crown. The Bantams, coached by Paul Assaiante (16th Season), extended the longest known winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports to 224 triumphs in a row.
Singh, a three-year starter, a two-time Second Team all-American, and an All-NESCAC honoree last winter, was 13-5 this season at the No. 3 position in the varsity lineup. Singh closed the year as the No. 10-ranked player in the nation, after opening the season ranked No. 17. He finished his fine career with a 46-13 record.
Sharma, a three-time First Team All-American and an All-NESCAC Second Team honoree in 2009, was 18-1 (led team in wins) at the No. 2 spot in the lineup this winter. Sharma won all three of his matches in the CSA National Championship Tournament and won two matches to advance to the 2010 CSA National Singles Quarterfinals, finishing ranked No. 4 in the nation among college players. A graduate of Lady Andai High School, Sharma is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Suman and Naresh Sharma
Salas, an All-NESCAC First Teamer and the NESCAC Rookie of the Year as a member of the Connecticut College team in 2008-09, was 15-2 at the No. 6 spot in the lineup this season after transferring to Trinity. Salas won three matches to advance to the 2010 CSA National Singles Semifinals, and finished ranked No. 6 in the nation among college players. A graduate of St. George’s School in Rhode Island, Salas is majoring in economics and international relations at Trinity. He is the son of Sarr Salas Aparicio and Antonio Diaz Gonzalez Borja.
Malholtra, who repeats on the All-American First Team, was 15-2 at the No. 4 spot in the lineup. Malhotra won two matches to advance to the 2010 CSA National Singles Quarterfinals, after reaching the CSA Semifinals in his rookie season, and closed the year ranked No. 7 in the nation among college players. He is a graduate of H.R. College and is the son of Anita and Shiv Malholtra.
Lim, a three-time All-American Second Team honoree, posted a 14-3 record this winter at the No. 5 position in the lineup and finished the season ranked No. 14 in the nation among college players. Lim is a graduate of Penang High School and is majoring in engineering at Trinity. He is the son of Lim Hool Yeang.
Vargas, a First Team All-American and the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2007-08 and a Second Team All-American last winter, posted a 16-1 record (T3rd on team in wins) while playing predominantly at the No. 8 spot in the lineup this winter. Vargas won all three of matches in the CSA National Championship Tournament and won two matches to advance to the 2010 CSA National Singles Quarterfinals, finishing ranked No. 15 in the nation among individuals. A graduate of Colegio San Carlos, Vargas is majoring in international relations at Trinity. He is also a member and team captain of the Colombian National Team, and is the son of Raul Vargas and Martha Heredia.
Chaudhry, a First Team All-American in his first three seasons, a three-time, All-NESCAC First Teamer, and the 2008 and 2009 NESCAC Player of the Year, earned the best record on the squad in 2009-10 at 16-0 (T3rd on team in wins) including a 3-0 mark in the CSA National Championship Tournament at the top spot in the Bantam lineup. Chaudhry stood at No. 1 among individuals in the final 2010 CSA National Rankings. He finished his fine career with a 58-2 record, including CSA National Singles Championship titles in 2008 and 2009, ranked him No. 7 all-time at the College in wins and No. 9 all-time in winning percentage. An alum of Garrison High School and a 2010 NESCAC All-Academic honoree, Chaudhry graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Rubina Ashfaq and Ashfaq Chaudhry.