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Farag Moves On To Pool Trophy Finals

Farag will look to capture his second national title tomorrow (photo courtsey: Zack Williamson).

PHILADELPHIA - Ali Farag will have a chance to avenge his loss in the semifinals of the Pool Trophy last year when the senior takes the court with the title on the line St. Lawrence's Amr Khaled Khalifa Sunday, March 2 at noon.

Farag downed Samuel Kung of Princeton, 3-0, before knocking off St. Lawrence's Moustafa Bayoumy, 3-0.

In the semifinals, Farag jumped out an early lead after taking down Bayoumy 11-9. The senior maintained speed in a dominating fashion with scores of 11-3 and 11-5 in the second and third games, respectively, to win by a 3-0 margin. 

In the quarterfinals, Farag surrendered just 10 points as the senior downed Kung, 3-0. In the first set, Farag and Kung traded points before the Cairo, Egypt, native pulled away to win, 11-8. Farag went on to blank Kung, 11-8, 11-1, 11-1 to move on to the finals. 

The senior will take on Khalifa in the finals tomorrow at noon.