No. 16 Men's Squash Off to 3-0 Start after Pair of Wins
Nov. 11, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The No. 16-ranked George Washington men's squash team won a pair of matches on Sunday at the Navy Round Robin over No. 25 Hobart and Kenyon College to move to 3-0 on the season. The Colonials won both matches 9-0.
GW (3-0) opened the day with a dominant 9-0 sweep of Kenyon. For the first time this season, all players prevailed in straight sets with senior Islam El-Fiky, freshman Reid Breck, senior Player Haynes and junior Chris Bell all yielding just three points or less.
The momentum carried over to the second match as GW topped No. 25 Hobart, 9-0. Eight of nine matches were won in straight sets but junior Larkin Brinkworth needed a full five sets before outlasting Danny Cabrera at No. 5, 11-6, 11-9, 11-13, 11-13, 11-4.
The Colonials return home to the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center on Saturday for a double-header against ranked opponents. The Colonials will face No. 15 Bates College at 11:00 a.m. followed by No. 9 Penn at 6 p.m.
Also on Sunday, the GW women's team had the privilege of scrimmaging against the Naval Academy's male junior varsity squad. The Colonials fell by a narrow 5-4 margin.
The No. 16-ranked GW Women will resume their regular season on Saturday with a doubleheader against No. 12 Bates (11 a.m.) and No. 5 Penn (6 p.m.).