2015 College Squash Individual Championships: Day 1 Evening Report


College Squash AssociationPrinceton, NJ — Play in the Holleran and Molloy Cups has wrapped up for the day, but the rounds of 16 for the Ramsay Cup and Pool Trophy will continue into the late evening.

Ramsay Cup (Women’s A Division): The round of 16 began late this afternoon. Top-seeded Amanda Sobhy (Harvard) advanced with a three-game win over Shihui Mao (Yale). A trio of Princeton players — Nicole Bunyan, Olivia Fiechter, and Maria Elena Ubina — also advanced to the quarterfinals. Bunyan defeated Yan Xin Tan (Penn), Fiechter defeated Anna Porras (George Washington), and Ubina defeated Alyssa Mehta (Harvard). Cornell’s Danielle Letourneau had to battle through five games to get past Yale’s Jenny Scherl; Penn’s Anaka Alankamony likewise won in five over Trinity’s Raneem Sharaf. Kanzy El Defrawy of Trinity defeated Alex Lunt of Princeton in three, and Marie Stephan of Penn upset Wesleyan’s Laila Samy.

Holleran Cup (Women’s B Division): Holleran Cup play has concluded for the evening, and the following players all advanced to the Round of 16: Natalie Babjukova (Trinity), Maria Alejandra Porras (George Washington), Kira Keating (Princeton), Alison Richmond (Penn), Chanel Erasmus (Trinity), Sachika Balvani (Trinity), Karolina Holinkova (Trinity), Carey Danforth (Virginia), Annie Ballaine (Yale), Emma Uible (Cornell), Alexandra Toth (Princeton), Nicole Friedman (Williams), Hannah Hay-Smith (Brown), Georgia Blatchford (Yale), Christina Huchro (Stanford), and Salma El Defrawy.

Pool Trophy (Men’s A Division): Most of the Round of 16 matches for the Pool Trophy matches are scheduled for late evening, but a few players have already advanced to the quarterfinals. Ahmed Hatata of Bates upset Mario Yanez of Rochester in three games. Edgar Zayas of St. Lawrence also advanced in three with a win over James Van Staveren of the University of Western Ontario. Bates’ Ahmed Abdel Khalek, the top seed in the tournament, also advanced with a three-game win over Trinity’s Juan Vargas.

Molloy Cup (Men’s B Division): The results from the Round of 32 are in, and the following players will compete in the Round of 16 tomorrow morning: August Frank (Penn), Joseph Roberts (Yale), Jamie Ruggiero (Williams), Dylan Cunningham (Franklin & Marshall), Graham Dietz (Cornell), Matt Roberts (Harvard), Afeeq Ismail (Trinity), Anderson Good (St. Lawrence), Andrew McGuinness (Navy), Omar Allaudin (Trinity), Noah Browne (Amherst), Kyle Martino (Dartmouth), Kevin Chen (Williams), Oisin Logan (George Washington), Ibrahim Bakir (Drexel), and James Kacergis (Navy).