No. 2 Men’s Squash Falls to No. 1 Trinity in Potter Cup Final, 5-4

Freshman Saadeldin Abouaish rolled at No. 1, earning a 3-0 decision over the Bantams (Gil Talbot).

– The No. 2 Harvard men's squash team fell to No. 1 Trinity in the CSA Team Championship at the Murr Center Squash Courts on Sunday afternoon. The Crimson held an early lead before the Bantams took control in the second wave of matches.

Harvard (13-2, 7-0 Ivy) fell just short of its national title hopes, falling for the second time this year to the Bantams (19-1). The Crimson was handed a 5-4 defeat by Trinity on Feb. 8, ending Harvard's win streak of nine-straight matches to begin the season.

Senior Devin McLaughlin and freshman Sean Hughes helped the Crimson take a 2-1 lead after the first set of matches. McLaughlin moved to 13-0 on the year with a win at No. 9, and Hughes remained undefeated in his career in Crimson with a sweep at No. 6 to move to 14-0.

In the second wave, the Bantams took control of the match with three consecutive victories to take a 4-2 match advantage.

Freshman Saadeldin Abouaish helped Harvard gain a point with a sweep at No. 1, and senior captain Bryan Koh came back from a 2-1 deficit in his match at No. 7, but the Bantams earned a victory at No. 4 to seal the 5-4 win.

The Crimson will return to action for the CSA Individual Championships at Dartmouth on March 3-5.


No. 1 Saadeldin Abouaish (H) def. Kush Kumar – (3-0)

No. 2 Rick Penders def. Bradley Smith (H) – (3-0)

No. 3 Thoboki Mohohlo def. Madhav Dhingra (H) – (3-1)

No. 4 Michael Craig def. Timothy Brownell (H) – (3-1)

No. 5 Tom De Mulder def. David Ryan (H) – (3-1)

No. 6 Sean Hughes (H) def. Affeeq Ismail – (3-0)

No. 7 Bryan Koh (H def. Omar Allaudin – (3-2)

No. 8 James Evans def. Dylan Murray (H) – (3-1)

No. 9 Devin McLaughlin (H) def. Yehia Essam  (3-1)