No. 1 Men’s Squash Sprints Past No. 9 Virginia

Marwan Tarek lunges for a ball
Marwan Tarek won 3-0 at the first position on Friday (Photo Courtesy/Erica Denhoff)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's squash (8-0, 4-0 Ivy) won its 24th straight contest on Friday night over the ninth-ranked University of Virginia, 9-0. The win was the fifth sweep in a row for the Crimson as the team outscored the Cavaliers, 27-2. Harvard moves to 2-0 all-time against the Cavaliers in the first matchup since the 1974-75 season.

Sophomore Marwan Tarek took care of business at the first pairing, putting away his opponent in straight sets. The largest win, once again, went to Junior Samuel Scherl, as he won the third pairing by a score of 33-10.

Senior captains Saadeldin Abouaish, Timothy Brownell and Sean Hughes all improved their perfect records to 8-0, 6-0 and 6-0, respectively.

George Crowne returned to the lineup at the sixth position in impressive style, blanking his opponent. Crowne outscored his foe by a combined mark of 33-14.

Harvard Highlights

  • Harvard's combined individual record improved to 79-2 on the season.
  • Sean Hughes collected his 48th win as a member of the Crimson.
  • The Crimson remain undefeated at the 1-6 positions.
  • Samuel Scherl improves his team-best win streak to 22 matches.

Up Next
Harvard returns to action tomorrow afternoon to take on St. Lawrence at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. Match time is slated for 12 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

RESULTS
Harvard – 9, Virginia – 0

1. Marwan Tarek def. Omar El Torkey, 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-5)
2. Saadeldin Abouaish def. Aly Hussein, 3-1 (11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 12-10)
3. Samuel Scherl def. William Holey, 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-4)
4. Sean Hughes def. Cullen Little, 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-4)
5. Timothy Brownell def. Peter C Miller, 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-4)
6. Adam Corcoran def. Toby Hansford, 3-1 (11-2, 10-12, 11-4, 11-0)
7. George Crowne def. William Braff, 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-5)
8. Julien Gosset def. Teddy Durfee. 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-3)
9. Ayush Menon def. Andrew Braff, 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-8)