No. 13 Men's Squash Splits Final Regular-Season Matches
Colonials close regular season with shutout of Dickinson
WASHINGTON - The No. 13 George Washington men's team squash split its final weekend of regular-season matches, concluding the run with a 9-0 shutout at Dickinson on Saturday afternoon.
GW (7-7) now awaits seeding for the upcoming College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships, which will be held this weekend at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Opponents and brackets will be announced later this week.
Friday - Drexel 9, GW 0
GW faced a tough test in its home finale by hosting No. 5 Drexel, but the Dragons prevailed after winning seven of nine matches in three games.
Senior Andres de Frutos put up a valiant effort in the final home match of his career, taking the first two games at the No. 3 position on the ladder, before ultimately falling in five. Junior John Bassett also stole a game at No. 8 in a 3-1 loss.
Omar El Atmas (D) def. Jamie Oakley (GW) - 11-4, 11-2, 11-7
Bransten Ming (D) def. Oisin Logan (GW) - 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
Michael Thompson (D) def. Andres de Frutos (GW) - 9-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5
Lucas Rousselet (D) def. Juan Sebastian Laguna (GW) - 11-8, 11-5, 11-9
Luke Willemse (D) def. Billy Berner (GW) - 11-7, 11-7, 12-10
Noel Solomon (D) def. Omar Mussehl (GW) - 11-7, 11-1, 11-2
Mostafa Aboul-Makarim (D) def. John Bassett (GW) - 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 11-2
Josh Hughes (D) def. Georgie Laird (GW) - 11-7, 11-6, 11-7
Cillian Dunne (D) def. Josh Marks (GW) - 11-3, 11-4, 11-7
Saturday - GW 9, Dickinson 0
The Colonials rebounded on Saturday to close the regular season with a win, taking down homestanding Dickinson, 9-0, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Sophomore Moudy Abdel-Maksoud and senior Nicolas Valderrama both returned to the lineup after being held out of Friday's match. Abdel-Maksoud stumbled in the third game but otherwise looked strong in an 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3 win at No. 3.
Valderrama had to erase an early 2-0 deficit but stormed back for his 26th career victory with an 11-13, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 win at No. 7
Jamie Oakley (GW) def. Abdel Elsergany (D) - 11-6, 11-5, 11-8
Oisin Logan (GW) def. Hal Holappa (D) - 12-10, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4
Moudy Abdel-Maksoud (GW) def. Alexander Wattles (D) - 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3
Andres de Frutos (GW) def. Cory Litman (D) - 11-2, 11-5, 11-4
Juan Sebastian Laguna (GW) def. Andrew Strudwick (D) - 11-9, 11-7, 11-9
Billy Berner (GW) def. Harrison Mayo (D) - 11-9, 11-7, 11-9
Nicolas Valderrama (GW) def. Vincent Warzecha (D) - 11-13, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7
Omar Mussehl (GW) def. Samuel Portelance (D) - 11-6, 11-5, 11-4
John Bassett (GW) def. Charlie Fisher (D) - 11-3, 11-7, 11-2
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