No. 2 Men’s Squash Advances to Semifinals with 8-1 Victory Against No. 7 Yale

Freshman Saadeldin Abouaish prevailed in his match at No. 1, winning two close games to help the Crimson defeat No. 7 Yale (Gil Talbot).

– The No. 2 Harvard men's squash team rolled to an 8-1 victory over No. 7 Yale in the opening round of the CSA Team Championship at the Murr Center Squash Courts on Friday afternoon. The Crimson will now square off with No. 3 Columbia in the semifinal round tomorrow at noon.

Harvard (12-1, 7-0 Ivy) took down the Bulldogs (8-7, 5-2 Ivy) for the second-straight match, previously handing Yale a 5-4 defeat to clinch the Ivy League championship on Feb. 12. The Crimson has won its last three matches since its lone loss of the season to No. 1 Trinity, 5-4, on Feb. 8.

The Crimson dominated with 3-0 decisions in all eight winning matches to earn the decisive victory. Senior captains Bryan Koh and Devin McLaughlin set the tone for Harvard, sweeping at the No. 7 and No. 9 positions. Senior Dylan Murray also controlled his match at No. 8 with a 3-0 win.

Juniors Madhav Dhingra and David Ryan took care of business in their matches at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively. The three Harvard rookies, Saadeldin Abouiash, Timothy Brownell and Sean Hughes all impressed in their matches with 3-0 decisions as well.


No. 1   Saadeldin Abouaish (H) def.  Thomas Dembinksi – (3-0)

No. 2   Spencer Lovejoy def. Bradley Smith (H) – (3-0)        

No. 3   Madhav Dhingra (H) def. Kah Wah Cheong – (3-0)

No. 4   Timothy Brownell (H) def. Liam McClintock – (3-0)  

No. 5   David Ryan (H) def. Max Martin – (3-0)        

No. 6   Sean Hughes (H) Thomas Kingshott– (3-0)

No. 7   Bryan Koh (H) def. Arjun Kochar – (3-0)

No. 8   Dylan Murray (H) def. Pierson Broadwater – (3-0)

No. 9   Devin McLaughlin (H) def. Calvin McCafferty – (3-0)