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Junior Amanda Sobhy defeated Trinity’s Kanzy El Defrawy in three games for the second consecutive year to capture her third straight national title on the women’s side, while senior Ali Farag avenged last year’s semifinal loss to St. Lawrence’s Amr Khaled Khalifa with a 3-1 win in the men's finals.
Captain Brandon McLaughlin defeated Trinity’s Karan Malik in five sets at the CSA Team Championships to help the Crimson bring home the Potter Cup. The crown is Harvard’s first since 1998.
In a tense five-set duel in the second flight that pitted Trinity’s Karan Malik against co-captain Brandon McLaughlin, the Crimson senior stormed back from a 2-1 set deficit to claim the Potter Cup for his teammates.
In more ways than one, it was the perfect end to a perfect season for the No. 1 Harvard men’s squash team (18-0, 7-0 Ivy).
Co-captain Brandon McLaughlin defeated Trinity’s Karan Malik in five sets at the CSA Team Championships to help the Crimson bring home the Potter Cup. The crown is Harvard’s first since 1998.
In its final Ivy League matchup of the season, the No. 2 Harvard men’s squash team (15-0, 7-0 Ivy) took down No. 19 Brown (4-14, 0-7), 9-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Murr Athletic Center.
The No. 2 Harvard men’s squash team took on the No. 3 Yale team in New Haven, CT. on Friday night for a win that secured at least a share of the Ivy League title. In five of its six wins that night, the Crimson defeated its Bulldog opponents in three games.
Gary Power, shown here in earlier action, swept his match in the four spot in three straight games.
The last time the No. 1 Trinity men’s squash team lost a home game, the Harvard class of 2017 was still in diapers.
The No. 2 Crimson (11-0, 5-0 Ivy) faced No. 8 Cornell on Saturday afternoon and No. 12 Columbia on Sunday on the road and came away with a pair of 8-1 victories.
Senior Ali Farag, shown here in previous action, toppled his opponent in straight sets to continue his unbeaten streak. The team posted a 8-1 result in a win over Rochester.
In the familiar confines of the Murr Center on Saturday, the No. 2 Crimson (9-0, 3-0 Ivy) extended its unbeaten record by topping Rochester (6-4, 3-1 Liberty League). Harvard dropped just one match to emerge victorious, 8-1.
The Harvard men’s squash team endured several tight matches against St. Lawrence Saturday night, but it was the match between top-ranked Ali Farag and the Saints’ Amr Khalifa that stole the show, as the senior found himself face-to-face with the opponent that eliminated him from the last year’s CSA Individual Championships. Anchored by Farag’s victory over Khalifa, the No. 2 Crimson (8-0, 3-0 Ivy) clinched the victory, 8-1, over St. Lawrence (8-2).
While the other members of the Harvard squash teams took the week off, senior Ali Farag and junior Amanda Sobhy did not take a rest over the weekend. The number one players for the men’s and women’s squash teams, respectively, Farag and Sobhy competed against the world’s best squash players in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.