GW Squash Slams Drexel
Nov. 12, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The George Washington men' s and women's squash teams traveled to the United States Naval Academy to compete in the Navy Veteran's Weekend Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Both the men's and women's team swept their way to 9-0 victories over Drexel.
Junior Omar Sobhy made his 2011 debut for the No. 17 men's team, sweeping his way to a 11-0, 11-6, 11-4 victory over Nicholas DiDonato to lead the Colonials from the No. 2 spot on the ladder. Sobhy was crowned GW's first ever individual champion following his incredible run of five straight victories over players from top-five programs in March.
Junior Islam El-Fiky was strong at the top of the ladder once again, defeating Justin Singh 11-9, 11-8, 12-10. Senior Jose Calderon, playing from the No. 3 position, easily handled Ben Bevan 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-7).
The rest of the men's ladder was dominant with all players winning in straight sets. Freshman David Moxley was impressive for the second week in a row in the No. 9 position, surrendering just 13 points on the way to a 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 victory.
The No. 14 ranked women's team did not drop a set on the way to an impressive 9-0 victory over Drexel.
The bottom of third of the ladder was nearly perfect as sophomores Becca Imrich, Adriana Calderon and freshman Charlie Merison combined to allow just 12 points to the Dragons across their three matches. Calderon dominated Lauren Schoppet 11-2, 11-2, 11-0 while Imrich nearly pitched a shutout, winning 11-0, 11-0, 11-2 over Atiqah Shahrin. Calderon had little trouble with Maria Sanguinetti, 11-4, 11-1, 11-2.
Sophomore Kelly Barnes led the Colonials from the No. 1 position, sweeping Kiran Vasudevan 11-0, 11-5, 11-4 while junior Lauren Mathieu surrendered just three points against Anna Schmiedicke on her way to a 11-3, 11-0, 11-0 victory.
The men's squash team will return to action to action tomorrow against Hobart College in Annapolis, Md. The women's team will take a week off before hosting Haverford at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts on Nov. 20.