No. 17 GW Men's Squash Cruises Past Johns Hopkins, 8-0
Colonials Host Maryland on Saturday
Jan. 25, 2013
WASHINGTON - The No. 17 George Washington men's squash team won seven-of-eight matches in straight sets en route to an 8-0 triumph over visiting Johns Hopkins on Friday evening at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center.
The match between GW (8-7) and Virginia, originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Friday, was cancelled. There will not be a make-up for that match.
The Colonials, playing without No. 1 Islam El-Fiky for the fifth straight match, picked up their first victory since December 2 on Friday. With Johns Hopkins short a player, only eight matches were counted towards the final tally.
Seven of GW's eight victories came in straight sets, including dominant decisions by junior Larkin Brinkworth (11-2, 11-0, 11-3 over Anthony Carbone) and freshman Ahmed Abdel-Latif (11-2, 11-7, 11-1 over Janvier Chalopin).
The closest match of the day was at No. 1, where senior Omar Sobhy jumped out to a 2-0 lead after taking the first two sets by scores of 11-5 and 11-9, respectively. Sobhy yielded the third set but roared back in convincing fashion to capture the match 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4 over Harrison Finkelstein. Sobhy has a team-leading 13-2 individual record following Friday's triumph.
Freshman Reid Breck remains tied with Sobhy for the team lead of 13 victories after picking up a 11-6, 11-6, 11-2 win over James Melvin at No. 6.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. by welcoming local-rival Maryland to the Grossman Squash Courts.