GW Squash Concludes Fall Schedule With Dominant Weekend At Wesleyan Round Robin
Women Go 4-1; Men Record Monumental Victory Over Bowdoin, Improve To 10-1
Dec. 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC- The George Washington squash programs concluded their respective fall seasons this past weekend with dominant performances at the Wesleyan Round Robin. The men's team finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, including a monumental victory over No. 15 Bowdoin College to improve to 10-1 overall. The women recorded four victories over the weekend, including a tripleheader sweep of Smith, Wesleyan and Colby on Saturday.
The No. 19-ranked George Washington men's squash team closed out their fall schedule by competing in the Wesleyan Round Robin on Saturday and facing powerhouses Bowdoin and Trinity on Sunday afternoon.
The Colonials recorded 7-2 victories over both Wesleyan and Colby on Saturday at the Wesleyan Round Robin in Middletown, CT. The Colonials carried a 9-0 overall record into Sunday's matches with two of the top programs in the country, No. 15 Bowdoin College and the 12-time national champions, No. 1 Trinity College.
GW recorded their biggest win in program history by defeating Bowdoin 5-4. Sophomore Islam El-Fiky provided a win from the top ladder spot after an 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 victory over Andrew Bernard. Sophomores Omar Sobhy, Sam Ehrlich, Player Haynes and freshman Chris Bell also recorded victories for the Colonials.
The Colonials 10-match winning streak was halted on Sunday afternoon as they fell to the defending Potter Cup champions, Trinity College by a score of 8-1. Trinity has now won 228 consecutive matches. Sophomore Player Haynes recorded the lone victory for GW with an 11-8, 14-12, 8-11, 11-9 victory over Ian Brooks.
The No. 18-ranked George Washington women's squash team dominated competition at the Wesleyan Round Robin en route to an impressive 4-1 record over the weekend. The Colonials lone loss came to No. 3-ranked Trinity College.
On Saturday, GW dropped just two games as they easily defeated Smith (9-0), No. 16 Wesleyan (7-2) and No. 20 Colby (9-0). Freshman Elizabeth Tapley had a breakout afternoon as she dominated in her three matches. She recorded an 11-4, 11-1, 11-0 win over Colby's Jae Paik and cruised to victories over Smith's Jasmine Wallas (11-3, 11-4, 11-3) and Wesleyan's Tanesha Jackson (11-8, 11-9, 11-8).
Tapley's breakout weekend carried over to Sunday where she swept Alexandra Peacock of Bowdoin College (11-4, 11-2, 11-6). Freshman Becca Imrich also shined against Bowdoin as she recorded an 11-1, 11-0, 11-2 win over Hogbei Li.
GW's four-match win streak came to an end as they fell to Trinity College in the final match of the weekend, 9-0.
GW 7, Wesleyan 2
GW 9, Smith 0
GW 9, Colby 0
GW 8, Bowdoin 1
Trinity 9, GW 0
The Colonials will take a break from competition for final exams and winter recess and will return to action in January. The women will return to the court on January 16 when they face Williams College in Annapolis, MD at 1:00pm. The men will host Navy at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center on January 12.