GW Men's Squash Wins Opener Over Georgetown, 9-0
Nov. 3, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's squash team opened its 2012-13 campaign on Friday evening, sweeping Georgetown in eight of nine matches to earn a 9-0 victory at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center.
With the win, GW (1-0) has now defeated Georgetown (0-1) in each of the past five season openers.
Five of the Colonials' six returning players recorded straight-set victories including senior Islam El-Fiky at No. 1 (11-3, 11-3, 11-4 over Nicholas Kourides) and Omar Sobhy at No. 2 (11-2, 11-2, 11-0 over Charlie Bolton).
The closest match of the day came in the No. 4 spot, where junior Larkin Brinkworth took the opening two frames, including a 16-15 win in extra points in the second, before James Yacobucci claimed the third set, 11-7. Brinkworth rebounded to dominate in an 11-2 fourth-set victory.
Three GW freshmen were in the lineup and shined in their first collegiate competitions. James Reiss earned an 11-8, 11-2, 11-7 victory over James Calello at No. 3 while Reid Breck downed Devin Moore (11-4, 11-1, 11-2) at No. 7. Browning Platt added a 3-0 sweep at No. 8.
The Colonials return to action next weekend with a pair of matches in Annapolis, Md. GW will play Hobart on Saturday at 9 a.m. before facing Kenyon on Sunday at 9 a.m.