No. 13 Men's Squash Upsets No. 12 Western Ontario To Open CSA
Colonials Advance to Hoehn Cup Semifinals
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The No. 13 George Washington men's squash team opened play in the Hoehn Cup (B-Division) of the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championships by defeating No. 12 Western Ontario, 6-3, on Friday at Harvard University's Murr Center.
The Colonials advance to play No. 9 Dartmouth in Saturday's semifinal matchup at 12 p.m.
Abdel-Maksoud picked up a 3-1 win over Gavin Maxwell at the No. 3 position on the ladder. The Cairo, Egypt native won the first two games 14-12, 11-7, but Maxwell rallied to tie the match in the third game by extra points, 13-11. Abdel-Maksoud rebounded with an 11-3 win in the fourth to clinch the 3-1 victory. Bassett also battled for the Colonials, overcoming a two game deficit to overtake James Robinson at No. 9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6.
The Mustangs tied the match at 2-2 with a win at No. 8 before freshman Juan Sebastian Laguna put the Colonials back on top with an 11-2, 11-7, 11-9 sweep at No. 5.
Junior Oisin Logan helped to increase the GW lead with a win over David Mill at No. 2. Logan won the first game 11-4, but Mill rallied to tie the match in the second game, 11-6. Logan responded with an 11-6 win in the third, but Mill once again pushed back to take the fourth, 11-5, and force a fifth game. Logan prevailed 11-5 in the fifth to put the Colonials up 4-2.
Western Ontario used a 3-2 win at No. 7 to cut the lead to 4-3, but senior Andres de Frutos secured an 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 sweep at No. 4 to put the Colonials ahead 5-3.
Freshman Jamie Oakley provided the match-clinching victory when he earned a 3-1 win at No. 1.
GW 6, Western Ontario 3
Jamie Oakley (GW) def. Matthew Henderson (WO) 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10
Oisin Logan (GW) def. David Mill (WO) 11-4, 6-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-5
Moudy Abdel-Maksoud (GW) def. Gavin Maxwell (WO) 14-12, 11-7, 11-13, 11-3
Andres de Frutos (GW) def. Husam Hamour (WO) 11-2, 11-3, 11-2
Juan Sebastian Laguna (GW) def. Stefan Houbtchev (WO) 11-2, 11-7, 11-9
Adam Vanwyngaarden (WO) def. Billy Berner (GW) 11-4, 11-7, 11-8
Farzin Habib-Pour (WO) def. Nicolas Valderrama (GW) 6-11, 11-6, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9
Bryan Hill (WO) def. Omar Mussehl (GW) 5-11, 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6
John Bassett (GW) def. James Robinson (WO) 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6
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