The DHS boys and girls varsity qquash teams were invited to compete in the season opener Poly Prep Invitational Tournament in Brooklyn on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Both teams came away with strong results as they prepare for the Fairwest League matches, which take place Monday and Wednesday evenings at Chelsea Piers through January. The season ends with the High School National Championships in February at various venues in the Hartford area.

In addition to the many private school teams they will be facing, the boys will be looking to extend their Fairwest League dominance among CT/NY teams and to defend their Division II National title.

They have lost only two seniors, Toby Hansford and Connor Wind. Led by captains Harrison Gill, Walker Wind and Will Granath, the line-up will include Dillon O'Shea, Albert Nguyen, Henry Sparkman, Alex Cohen, Charlie Baylis and Sean Collins.

The Girls are led by captains Mia Dursht and Sarah Bowditch. Durst clinched a win in the Brooklyn tournament with a determined performance when the team match was tied at 3 - 3.

Team Coaches are Patrick Wind and Hugh Underhill.

"We are thrilled that DHS Squash has firmly established itself as the top public school program in the country,” Wind said. "And many team alumni have played for or are currently representing some of the top U.S. colleges."

Added Underhill: “I am impressed with the quality of play coming from this young team and look forward to an exciting season after our promising start.”

For more information on Darien’s Squash program for the high school and middle school, visit www.dariensquash.com