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2023 CSA Individual Championships – Finals On Tap Sunday

Columbia’s Simmi Chan (right) earned a decisive victory over Marina Stefanoni from Harvard (left) in Saturday’s Ramsay Cup National Championship semifinal. (photos by Michael T. Bello)

The 2023 College Squash Association (CSA) National Collegiate Individual Championships continued on Saturday with remaining players competing in semifinal or consolation semifinal matches.

Out of ten divisions in play, six No. 1 seeds progressed to Sunday’s finals, and only three divisions played out according to seeding with the top two players reaching the final. Tushar Shahani from Penn is the highest seed remaining in any division at No. 14.

Harvard’s George Crowne (left) outlasted Cornell’s Veer Chotrani (right) in a marathon battle.

In the National Championship competition, the upsets continued on the men’s side with both lower seeds earning bids to the Pool Trophy final. Eleven-seed George Crowne from Harvard put in a monumental effort to come back from two games down to outlast Cornell’s Veer Chotrani. Earlier in the day, Trinity’s No. 4 Mohamed Sharaf was locked in against top-seeded Aly Hussein from Virginia. One last time this season, Harvard and Trinity will battle it out for a national title.

Mohamed Sharaf of Trinity (front) upset top-seeded Aly Hussein (back) in Saturday’s first semifinal.

In Ramsay Cup competition, top seed Siva Subramaniam from Cornell recovered from a slow start to roll past Virginia’s Meagan Best in three games. Subramaniam is on a quest to repeat as National Champion this season. In Sunday’s final, she will face Columbia’s Chan Sin Yuk (commonly known as Simmi Chan), a player making her first appearance at the National Collegiate Individual Championships. Chan took out Harvard’s Marina Stefanoni, the second seed, in four games.

Siva Subramaniam of Cornell (left) chased down Virginia’s Meagan Best’s hot start to earn a spot in the Ramsay Cup final.

Semifinal Results by Division

Ramsay Cup (A Division)
(1) Sivasangari Subramanaim – Cornell def. (4) Meagan Best – Virginia
(3) Chan Sin Yuk – Columbia def. (2) Marina Stefanoni – Harvard

Pool Trophy (A Division)
(4) Mohamed Sharaf – Trinity def. (1) Aly Hussein – Virginia
(11) George Crowne – Harvard def. (7) Veer Chotrani – Cornell

Holleran North 
(5) Lujan Palacios – Trinity def. (1) Maria Moya – Virginia
(3) Caroline Spahr – Princeton def. (2) Avni Anand – Penn

Holleran South
(1) Liyen Teoh – Princeton def. (4) Madeleine Hylland – Trinity
(2) Serena Daniel – Harvard def. (6) India Stephenson – Princeton

Holleran East
(1) Hannah Chukwu – Trinity def. (4) Khushi Kukadia – Stanford
(2) Lina Tammam – Virginia def. (3) Erica McGillicuddy – Columbia

Holleran West
(2) Aishwarya Khubchandani – Cornell def. (3) Olivia Walsh – Virginia
(5) Brecon Welch – Harvard def. (9) Kara Lincou – Trinity

Molloy North
(1) Joachim Chuah – Trinity def. (4) Yuri Pollak Pelbart – Drexel
(2) Tate Harms – Harvard def. (11) Elliott Hunt – Western

Molloy South
(2) Dillon Huang – Penn def. (3) Denis Gilevskiy – Harvard
(9) Luis Moncada – Rochester def. (5) John Paul Tew – Virginia

Molloy East
(1) Lewis Anderson – St. Lawrence def. (12) Noel Heaton – Drexel
(7) Arav Bhagwati – Yale def. (3) Jose Andres Lopez – Drexel

Molloy West
(1) Abdelrahman Lasheen – Rochester def. (4) Petr Nohel – Franklin & Marshall
(14) Tushar Shahani – Penn def. (2) Nicolas Serna – Drexel