Amr Khaled Khalifa of St. Lawrence University and Amanda Sobhy of Harvard University have won the 2013 College Squash Association Individual national titles at Trinity College.
Nineteen year old Sobhy didn’t lose a game throughout the tournament and cruised to her second straight Ramsay Cup victory with a 3-0 final win against Kanzy El Defrawy of Trinity College.
Khalifa, 20, met defending champion Ali Farag of Harvard in the semifinals and came back from 2-0 down in games to win three straight games advancing to the final in what was one of the matches of the tournament.
The former World Junior Champion was met by tournament favorite Todd Harrity – who had yet to drop a game – in the final, and dispatched the Princeton senior in three games to win his first national title.
Khalifa’s Pool Trophy triumph was the first individual national title won by a player from neither the Ivy League nor Trinity since 1989, and continues his undefeated collegiate career, which only began at St. Lawrence in January.
The Pool Trophy loss was the final collegiate match of Harrity’s decorated career. Harrity – the 2011 national individual champion – led Princeton to two Ivy League championships, and was undefeated during Princeton’s 2012 run to the CSA national team title.
Harrity’s Princeton teammate, Vivek Dinodia, took the 48-player Molloy division honors after a five game final against Brown University’s top player, Blake Reinson.
Madeleine Gill of Stanford University defeated Alexis Saunders of Princeton University in five games to win the 48-player Holleran division.
The CSA individual championships included two draws each in the men’s and women’s divisions with the top two draws including 32 players, and the bottom two draws including 48 players.
Each college that competes as part of the CSA is guaranteed one entry into the individual championships.
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