The George Washington University Men’s Squash won its first national title Sunday by defeating Colby College 5-4. It was the team’s first national championship, which was in the Summers Cup division, which is played among teams ranked from 17-24.
The final was not as close as the score may have indicated — three of Colby’s wins came in matches that went the distance to five games, while four of GWU’s wins were by 3-0 scores and one that went to five games.
GWU’s Islam El-Fiky at #1), Omar Sobhy (#2) and Jose Calderon (#4) were undefeated during the tournament. Adam Pistel (#3) and Larkin Brinkworth (#6) added wins in the final to clinch the title.
Head coach Wendy Lawrence was quoted in the GWU’s student newspaper as saying, “For the seniors to go out winning is great, and we will miss them. We do have great juniors and sophomores who are fantastic players as well. Obviously, winning the Summers Cup makes my life easier as a recruiter and we can really attract some great players to GW.”
Read more about the win here.