Six Squash Student-Athletes Advance to Second Round of CSA Individual Championships

Six Squash Student-Athletes Advance to Second Round of CSA Individual Championships

Freshman Eleonore Evans won her opening round match and will face teammate Alyssa Mehta in the quarterfinal round (Gil Talbot).

– The Harvard squash program had six student-athletes advance to the second round of the CSA Individual Championships Friday. The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will both take place Saturday, March 4 at Dartmouth.

The women's team had five members move on to the quarterfinal round in their respective brackets. Junior Alyssa Mehta and freshman Eleonore Evans advanced in the Holleran South division and junior Sue Ann Yong moved on in the Holleran West bracket, while freshman Gina Kennedy and sophomore Kayley Leonard made it through to the quarterfinals of the Ramsay Cup. Freshman Saadeldin Abouaish advanced for the men to the next round of the Pool Trophy. 

Kennedy and Leonard advanced in the Ramsay Cup, rolling to sweeps in both of their matches. Kennedy defeated Cornell's Michele Garceau, and she will face Lucy Beecroft of Yale in the quarterfinals at 1:15 p.m. Leonard cruised past Breanne Flynn of George Washington, earning a second-round matchup with Princeton's Olivia Fiechter at 12:30 p.m.

Mehta and Evans will square off in the Holleran South division at 2:15 p.m. after Evans took down Kim Krayacich from Amherst by a 3-1 margin and Mehta had a first-round bye. Junior Sue Ann Yong collected a 3-0 win over Haverford's Kaitlin Reese, setting up a quarterfinal matchup against Colette Sultana of Columbia at 3 p.m.

Freshman Amelia Henley fell in her first action at the CSA Individual Championships by a 3-0 score to Yale's Jenny Scherl. 

On the men's side, Abouaish advanced to the quarterfinals for the Pool Trophy, taking down Michael Craig from Trinity with a 3-0 sweep. Abouaish will play Ahmed Bayoumy of St. Lawrence at 11:30 a.m. Sophomore Alexi Gosset fell in the first round of the Molloy North division to Carson Spahr from Darmouth in three games.