Men's Squash Returns To Action Wednesday
Jan. 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC - The No. 16-ranked George Washington men's squash team will return to action on Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm, as they play host to No. 15- ranked Navy in a showdown at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at the Lerner Health & Wellness Center.
The Colonials (10-2) return to action following their training trip over winter recess to California. GW traveled with Bates College to train and compete at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA and the San Francisco Bay Club. Read more about the Colonials training trip here.
The GW men's squash team opened the 2010-11 season by winning their first 10 matches before falling to the nation's No. 1 team, Trinity, in the final match of the semester. Trinity College has the longest win streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports with 228 consecutive victories. GW also lost to No. 12 Bates College during their winter training trip.
Sophomore Islam El-Fiky leads GW into the second half of the season with a 7-1 individual record, playing primarily in the No. 1 position on the ladder. El-Fiky is currently the No. 27th-ranked player in the College Squash Association and is the 172nd-ranked mens player in the world.
Also playing strong for the Colonials is sophomore Omar Sobhy who has compiled a 10-1 record playing between the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Sophomore Player Haynes continues to shine in his second year with the team, opening the season with a 10-1 record while playing mostly from the No. 9 position on the ladder.
The Colonials will look to record their first victory in program history over the Naval Academy. Navy owns a 18-0 series record against GW.