No. 9 Men’s Squash Wins Hoehn Cup
Colonials upset Yale to earn highest ranking in program history
HARTFORD, Conn. – In its first-ever appearance in the Hoehn Cup (B-Division) Championship of the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Nationals, the George Washington men’s squash team proved its prowess by upsetting Yale, 6-3, to secure the Hoehn Cup for the first time in program history.
With the title, GW (16-6) finishes the 2017-18 season ranked No. 9 in the CSA, the highest ranking in program history.
The Colonials established a dominant 4-0 lead to start the day, with Juan Sebastian Laguna, Inaki de Larrauri Coral, Mohammad Alterki, and Oisin Logan all earning wins at their respective spots on the ladder. Yale attempted a comeback with a win at No. 8, but GW stopped the Bulldogs in their tracks when Julian Jervis clinched the cup with his 11-3, 11-4, 5-11, 12-10 victory at No. 7.
With their title cemented, Salim Khan notched one more win for the Colonials to end the day with the 6-3 victory over Yale.
WATCH THIS: Check out Julian Jervis’s match clinching victory.
HOEHN CUP CHAMPIONS!!! pic.twitter.com/BIdMiSPFV8
— GW Squash (@GWSquash) February 25, 2018
LOOK AHEAD: The Colonials will now prepare to host the CSA Individual Championships for the first time in program history next weekend. Teams will play at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts in the Lerner Health & Wellness Center as well as the Squash on Fire club, located just blocks away from campus. Competition is set to start on Thursday, March 2 and conclude on Sunday, March 4. Lineups will be announced later this week.
GW 6, Yale 3
1. Spencer Lovejoy (Y) def. Moudy Abdel-Maksoud 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-6
2. Gill Harrison (Y) def. Jamie Oakley 11-9, 9-11, 15-13, 8-11, 11-2
3. Oisin Logan def. Max Martin (Y) 11-9, 11-9, 1-11, 11-9
4. Salim Khan def. Arjun Kochar (Y) 1-11, 11-5, 11-7, 2-11, 11-2
5. Mohammad Alterki def. Pierson Broadwater (Y) 14-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5
6. Inaki de Larrauri Coral def. Thomas Kinghott (Y) 11-3, 11-3, 11-7
7. Julian Jervis def. Tyler Carney (Y) 11-3, 11-4, 5-11, 12-10
8. Yohan Pandole (Y) def. Billy Berner 11-4, 11-7, 11-6
9. Juan Sebastian Laguna def. James Losty (Y) 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7
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