Men’s College Squash Individual Championships: 2015 Pool Trophy Finals (Video)


Princeton, NJ — The Men’s College Squash Association Individual Championships concluded with the Pool Trophy (A Division) final.

Bates’ Ahmed Abdel Khalek and Columbia’s Osama Khalifa met in the final. Whoever won the 2015 title would be the first Pool Trophy winner for their respective school.

In the first game, Abdel Khalek got out to a quick lead, 8-1, but Khalifa battled back. After over 30 minutes of play, Khalifa emerged with a 14-12 game 1 victory.

Khalifa took game 2, and it appeared that he was on his way to a 3-0 victory. Yet Abdel Khalek regrouped and captured the third game 11-9. He followed this up with an 11-2 game 4 victory.

With the match tied at two games apiece, the title was either player’s to grab. Abdel Khalek seized the moment and recorded a game 5 victory, 11-8. The Bates junior won the 1 hour and 30 minute match in five games (12-14, 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, and 11-8).

Last week, had video from the Women’s College Squash Association Individual Championships (Ramsay Cup) final.

Below is video of the match.

Game 1 (Part 1):

Game 1 (Part 2):

Game 2:

Game 3:

Game 4:

Game 5:

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