Top-Ranked Men’s Squash Sweeps Trinity to Earn 26th Potter Cup

Top-Ranked Men’s Squash Sweeps Trinity to Earn 26th Potter Cup

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The undefeated top-ranked Harvard men's squash team was crowned national champions after sweeping No. 3 Trinity, 9-0, at Yale on Sunday afternoon. This is the 26th Potter Cup for the men's program.

Junior Sean Hughes set the pace for the Crimson as the team's No. 6, defeating Aryaman Adik, 11-2, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9. Classmate No. 3 Timothy Brownell followed suit shortly after, taking down Tom De Mulder, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7. No. 9 Senior Alexi Gosset battled back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat Nku Patrick, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-7 to give the Crimson a 3-0 advantage.

Junior Saadeldin Abouaish made quick work of his match against Aly Tolba, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3, to put Harvard one win away from the title. The team's No. 2, first-year Marwan Tarek, clinched the match for the Crimson with a five-game marathon against Thoboki Mohohlo, 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4. Sophomore Samuel Scherl quickly followed with a win against Ziad Sakr, 11-6, 11-1, 11-2, and sophomore Adam Corcoran finished off Will Curtis, 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 11-5.

In the final two matches of the afternoon, first-year Victor Crouin downed Kush Kumar, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7, at the team's top spot. Classmate George Crowne, meanwhile, completed the sweep with a 3-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-0 victory against Andrew Lee.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Harvard earns its 26th Potter Cup in program history. 
  • This is the Crimson's first Potter Cup since the 2013-14 season.
  • Harvard ends the season undefeated at 16-0, the 26th time in program history.
  • The Crimson extend its all-time record against Trinity to 38-29. 
  • Abouaish ends the season undefeated with an 11-0 record, including a 3-0 victory in the National Championship match.
  • Tarek ends the season with just one blemish, with a total of 14 wins as the team's No. 2.

Up Next: 
The men will continue to train in preparation for the team's individual championship, which will begin on Friday, March 1, in Providence, Rhode Island.