ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
High School: Chesterhouse

2012-13 (Freshman):
Had a 12-3 record, including a 7-2 mark at No. 9 ... Earned his first collegiate win at the No. 9 position and defeated Mark Funk of Dartmouth, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10, Nov. 28 ... Edged William Mohr of No. 5 Rochester at the No. 9 position, 12-10, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, in a 5-4 win ... Survived against Western Ontario's Kale Wilson, 12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 ... Swept Amherst's Alexander Southmayd on Jan. 19, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 ... Dominated Columbia's Andrew Tan, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8, Feb. 2 ... Rebounded from a first game loss to Cornell's Abhijit Malik, to win the final three, 11-13, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, Feb. 3 ... Held off Yale's Joseph Roberts, 12-10, 16-14, 6-11, 11-9 Feb. 18 ... Playing up a position, defeated Rochester's William Mohr, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5, in the Potter Cup quarterfinals Feb. 22 ... Toppled David Hoffman of Princeton, 10-12, 11-8, 11-4, 19-17, Feb. 23 in the Potter Cup semifinals. 

Before Harvard:
Played Western Province First League squash ... Captained cricket, hockey and squash teams ... Top school cricket player and provincial hockey player ... Started playing squash in 2007 ... Ranked No. 1 in South Africa U19 and won the U19 national championship in 2011 ... Captained the U19 South Africa team at the All-Africa Junior Squash Championships and finished third in the individual event ... Captained the U19 Western Province Squash team to gold at the national Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) in 2011 ... Went unbeaten for four years at the IPT event from 2008-11.