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@GWSquash WSF World Junior Championships Update

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With three student-athletes participating in the World Squash Federation (WSF) World Junior Championships in Windhoek, Namibia, the George Washington squash program is well represented on the national stage.

Incoming freshmen Oisin Logan (Ireland) and Mason Ripka (USA), along with sophomore Nicolas Valderrama (Colombia), were among 150 players from 31 countries to compete in the men's individual draw, which began competition on Sunday afternoon.

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Ripka fell in three sets to India's Velavan Senthilkumar, 11-3, 11-3, 11-6 in the first round while Logan conceded a hard-fought, four-set match against South Africa's Laurence Kuhn. Set scores were 7-11, 8-11, 17-15, 17-19.

Valderrama defeated Kyle Kriel of Namibia in straight sets, as the Bogota, Colombia, native won 11-5, 11-2, 11-6 in just over 25 minutes to advance to the second round, where he fell to 15
th-seeded Youssef Soliman of Egypt, 3-11, 3-11, 3-11.

The trio of Colonials will remain in Namibia for the upcoming team tournament, which is scheduled to begin on August 16. Team draws will be announced in the next few days.

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