ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Madhav Dhingra
Madhav Dhingra
Year: Senior
Hometown: Delhi, India
High School: Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Adams

Senior (2017-18)
Captain ... Went 12-2 (5-1 Ivy) for a squad that finished No. 2 in the nation ... Picked up first win of the season at No. 4 over Dartmouth's Matthew Giegerich (Dec. 6) ... Defeated Lenard Puski of St. Lawrence, 3-1, at No. 5 (Jan. 11) ... Swept Columbia's Arhum Saleem at No. 5 (Jan. 14) ... Used three games to defeat Jackson Kay of Western Ontario at slot five (Jan. 20) ... Swept Rochester's Marcus Sim Wei Jie, 3-0, at No. 6 (Jan. 27) ... Beat Josh Hughes of Drexel, 3-1, at No. 6 (Jan. 28) ... Swept Princeton's Jody Cortes at No. 5 (Feb, 3) ... Fell to Penn's Karim Tarke, 3-1, at No. 5 (Feb. 4) ... Swept Yale's Pierson Broadwater at No. 5 (Feb. 9) ... Topped Brown's Philip Demeulenaere in straight games at No. 4 (Feb. 11) ... Defeated by Trinity's Tom De Mulder, 0-3, at No. 5 (Feb. 13) ... At the Potter Cup Championship (Feb. 23-25): topped Penn's Derek Hsue, 3-1, at No. 6 in opening round; swept Columbia's Adham Madi at No. 6 in the semifinal; fell in five games to Ziad Sakr (eventual Molloy South Cup winner), 11-9, 5-11, 7-11, 12-10, 7-11, at No. 6 in national final.

Junior (2016-17)
All-Ivy first team selection … Winter Academic All-Ivy team … CSA Scholar Athlete … Went 9-4 in individual action primarily at the No. 3 position, including 5-1 in Ivy play… Took down Dartmouth’s Brandon De Otaduy, 3-0, at No. 3 (Dec. 7) … Defeated Michael Thompson of Drexel at No. 3, 3-0 (Jan. 13) … Earned a 3-0 sweep over Penn’s Derek Hsue at No. 3 (Jan. 14) … Collected a 3-2 win over Karim Ibrahim of St. Lawrence at No. 3 slot (Jan. 29) … Recorded a 3-0 win over Seif Attia of Columbia at No. 3, 3-0 (Feb. 4) … Turned in an impressive performance at No. 2 against Cornell’s Andrew Muran with a 3-0 sweep (Feb. 5) … Battled for a 3-1 win over Yale’s Kah Wah Cheong at No. 3 to help Harvard clinch the Ivy title (Feb. 12) … Collected a 3-0 sweep over Yale’s Kah Wah Cheong at No. 3 in CSA Team Championship quarterfinals (Feb. 17) … Tallied a hard-fought 3-2 win over Seif Attia of Columbia at No. 3 position in CSA Team Championship semifinals (Feb. 18). 

Sophomore (2015-16)
Registered a 5-7 record on the season playing all 12 matches at the No. 4 position … Swept Princeton’s Vivek Dinodia at the No. 4 position, 11-8, 12-10, 11-5, Jan. 10 … Powered past Columbia’s Adham Madi at the No. 4 position, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8, Feb. 6 … Defeated Cornell’s Andrew Muran at the No. 4 position, 9-11, 11-3, 15-13, 11-8, Feb. 7 … Blanked Brown’s Oliver Booth at the No. 4 position, 11-2, 11-9, 11-6, Feb. 12 … Swept Dartmouth’s Matthew Glegerich at the No. 4 position in a Potter Cup semifinal consolation, 11-5, 11-6, 11-1, Feb. 27.

Freshman (2014-15)
Named to the 2015 All-Ivy team … Finished the season with a 4-10 record playing at the No. 1 position … Opened the season with an 11-8, 11-8, 12-10 victory over Dartmouth’s Nicholas Harrington Dec. 2 … Defeated Franklin & Marshall’s Abhishek Pradhan 11-1, 11-6, 11-3 Jan. 12 … Swept Brown’s Jack Blasberg 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 Feb. 8, helping the Crimson secure the 2015 Ivy League Championship … Grinded out a victory over Trinity’s Virshab Kotian 6-11, 11-8, 6-11, 12-10, 11-6.

Before Harvard
Played squash at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School … Recipient of the 2013 Lalu Bajaj Trophy for Excellence in Squash from Otters Club of Mumbai … Named the Most Promising Boy of the Tournament at the Willingdon Sports Club’s 2010 Little Master’s squash tournament … Named the 2009 CCUI Western India Open squash tournament Larsen and Toubro Man of the Tournament … Finished fifth at the 2013 Dutch Junior Open squash tournament … Won the Consolation Plate at the 2013 U-19 World Junior squash tournament … Finished third at the 2013 U-19 Junior Indian National squash championship and second at the 2012 U-17 Championship … Achieved a No. 1 ranking at the under 17 level from the India Squash Racket Federation … Exceled in the classroom earning awards in chemistry, computer science, geography and mathematics … Was very active in the Mumbia community volunteering for efforts supporting physical health, education and coastal cleanliness … He also played basketball at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School winning a state championship at the under 16 level.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS