Senior Jack Kagan will battle for playing time in the top-three spots of the ladder. He concluded his third season with an 11-6 record mainly in the third spot.
Sophomore Teddy Best, along with juniors John Epley and Wiatt Hinton will anchor the middle of the Panther lineup. A season ago, Best tied for the team lead with 18 wins (18-3) with most of his matches at No. 5, putting together eight- and six-match winning streaks during his first season. Best was tied with Epley, who also finished at 18-3 with nearly all his matches at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Epley claimed a victory in 14 of his final 15 matches of 2018-19, including a trio during the CSA Team Championships. Hinton went 9-8 in his second year as a Panther near the bottom of the ladder. Epley and Hinton will rejoin the team after studying abroad during the fall semester.
Senior Thomas Wolpow, along with sophomore Nate Moll and junior Alex Merrill each return to the lineup and will battle for time at the bottom of the lineup. Wolpow went 10-4 a year ago, including a 5-1 mark in the eighth spot, while Moll was 8-3 and played in five different spots on the ladder. Merrill saw playing time in the bottom three spots with a 10-2 record, going 7-1 at No. 8 and 3-0 a spot below last winter.
Senior Finlay McInerney and junior Alex Giles and some first-year players will fight for ladder spots this winter.