GW Men's Squash Ends Season Ranked No. 19 After 5-4 Win Over Bowdoin
Sobhy Provides Clincher in Final Collegiate Match
Feb. 24, 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The George Washington men's squash team concluded its season by defeating Bowdoin, 5-4, to achieve an end-of-season national ranking of No. 19 on Sunday afternoon at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships at Rosenbaum Squash Center.
GW (12-10) finished the weekend with a 2-1 record to take third place in the Summers Cup (C-Division) bracket.
Wins by freshmen Ahmed Abdel-Latif, James Reiss and Reid Breck and junior Larkin Brinkworth had the match tied at 4-4 headed into the final match of the day at No. 1, Omar Sobhy versus Andrew Hilboldt.
Sobhy easily won the first set by a score of 11-3 and extended the lead to 2-0 by outlasting Hilboldt, 13-11, in the second set. Hilboldt bounced back in the third set to cut the deficit to 2-1, but Sobhy remained composed and closed out the match with a 12-10 triumph in the fourth.
Sobhy concludes his outstanding career with an 18-3 overall record as a senior and is the men's squash program's all-time career wins leader with 58 victories. The Sea Cliff, N.Y., native also owns the top two spots on the single-season wins list with 21 victories as a sophomore and 19 as a junior. Sobhy will compete in next weekend's CSA Individual National Championships. He won the Malloy Cup (B-Division) Individual title as a sophomore.
Breck finishes his debut season with team-high 19 victories against just three losses after going 3-0 this weekend. He opened the season with 10 consecutive wins, including a massive victory over Matthew Mackin, the No. 2 player on the 2013 National Championship Trinity team. At the time of the match, Mackin was the 39th-ranked player in all of collegiate squash. Breck was named GWsports.com's Colonial of the Week on two occasions during the season.
Reiss and Abdel-Latif also had impressive debut seasons, each totaling 13 wins across three different positions on the ladder.