GW Squash Concludes Season At CSA Individual Nationals
Five Colonials compete against best of collegiate squash
WASHINGTON – Five George Washington squash student-athletes competed this past weekend at the College Squash Association (CSA) Individual National Championships at Dartmouth University.
On the men’s side, freshman Jamie Oakley finished his first collegiate squash season as the runner-up in Malloy Cup (South Division). The Tauranga, New Zealand native cruised through the first round and quarterfinals, earning sweeps over Marwarn Sallam (11-8, 11-5, 11-4) and Thomas Blecher (11-4, 11-9, 12-10). In the semifinal round, the freshman battled through five games, coming back from a 2-1 deficit to upset Princeton’s Gabriel Morgan (13-9, 7-11, 4-11, 11-4, 11-9). Oakley went head-to-head with St. Lawrence’s Moustafa Bayoumy in the final round, falling 11-3, 11-9, 11-7, to take second place.
Junior Oisin Logan competed in the Malloy Cup (West Division), defeating Ben Pitfield of University of Rotchester in the first round with an 11-8, 12-10, 11-3 sweep. The Dublin, Ireland then overtook Arjun Kochar in the quarterfinals (6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9) before taking a 3-1 loss to St. Lawrence’s Belal Nawar in the semifinal round.
Senior Andres de Frutos finished out his collegiate squash career competing in the Malloy Cup (North Division). De Frutos went head-to-head in the first round with Dartmouth’s Samuel Epley in a five-game battle. Epley took the first game, 11-6, but de Frutos responded by coming out on top in the second, 16-14. Epley rebounded in the third with an 11-8 win, before de Frutos responded again by a score of 11-9. In the final game, the two traded early points before Epley pulled away with an 11-8 victory.
On the women’s side, senior Breanne Flynn competed in the Ramsay Cup, which features individuals ranked 1-16 in the latest CSA Individual Rankings, while freshman Engy El Mandouh competed in the Holleran Cup (North Division).
Flynn fell in the first round to Kayley Leonard of Harvard (11-4, 13-11, 11-4), but still finished out her collegiate career earning All-American honors for the second year in a row.
Princeton’s Madison Soukup defeated El Mandouh in the first round by a score of 8-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-7. The freshman went on to compete in the consolation bracket, defeating Alexa Comai (11-9, 3-11, 11-4, 12-10) in the consolation quarterfinals before taking a loss in the consolation semifinals to Emma Uible (11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6), who went on the win the consolation final.
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