PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Meagan Best finished the final day of competition for Virginia’s representatives at the College Squash Association Individual Championships with a victory in the consolation final of the women’s top division on Sunday afternoon.
Three Cavaliers competed in the top divisions of the CSA Championships on day one. Fourth-seeded Aly Hussein fell to Matias Knudsen of Drexel in four games while 14th seed Omar El Torkey was defeated by the third-seeded Andrew Douglas of Pennsylvania. Meagan Best fell to Harvard’s Amina Yousry in the opening round of the Ramsay Cup but rebounded with a five-game victory in her first consolation match over Yale’s Elizabeth Ross.
Competing in the second division, Taha Dinana dispatched Trinity’s Will Curtis in three games to open his tournament. Another sweep of Dartmouth’s James Bell booked Dinana a place in the semifinal round of the north division. In the north division of the Holleran Cup (Women’s B Division), Olivia Walsh downed Audrey Berling of Franklin & Marshall before outlasting Emme Leonard of Princeton to reach the semifinal round of the north division. Maria Moya skated past Amherst’s Callie Delalio and Harvard’s Binney Huffman with consecutive sweeps as she too earned an appearance in her division’s semifinal.
Two Cavaliers were defeated the semifinals of their respective divisions at the hands of the top seeds on the second day of competition. Taha Dinana fell to top-seeded Callan Hall of Columbia in the Molloy North division while Olivia Walsh was also defeated in three games by Si Ma of Stanford. Maria Moya fell to third-seeded Noa Romero Balazquez of Drexel in five games.
On the second day of competition Meagan Best breezed to the final of the Ramsay Cup Consolation with a three-game dispatching of Trinity’s Nouran Youssef. On Sunday, Best matched up with Princeton’s Andrea Toth in the final round of the consolation and claimed victory in yet another three-game sweep (11-4, 11-9, 12-10).
Pool Trophy (Men’s A Division):
16 | Matias Knudsen (Drexel) def. Aly Hussein (Virginia) 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-2
16 | Andrew Douglas (Penn) def. Omar El Torkey (Virginia) 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 11-2
cQF | Harrison Gill (Yale) def. Omar El Torkey (Virginia) 11-5, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9
Molloy South (Men’s B Division):
16 | Taha Dinana (Virginia) def. Will Curtis (Trinity) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3
QF | Taha Dinana (Virginia) def. James Bell (Dartmouth) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
SF | Callan M Hall (Columbia) def. Taha Dinana (Dinana) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Ramsay Cup (Women’s A Division):
16 | Amina Yousry (Harvard) def. Meagan Best (Virginia) 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8
cQF | Meagan Best (Virginia) def. Elisabeth Ross (Yale) 11-5, 11-1, 6-11, 5-11, 12-10
cSF | Meagan Best (Virginia) def. Nouran Youssef (Trinity) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6
cF | Meagan Best (Virginia) def. Andrea Toth (Princeton) 11-4, 11-9, 12-10
Holleran North (Women’s B Division):
16 |Olivia Walsh (Virginia) def. Audrey Berling (Franklin and Marshall) 11-4, 11-4, 6-11, 11-7
QF | Olivia Walsh (Virginia) def. Emme Leonard (Princeton) 12-10, 12-14, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5
SF | Si Ma (Stanford) def. Olivia Walsh (Virginia) 11-8, 11-9, 11-4
Holleran South (Women’s B Division):
16 | Emma Jinks (Virginia) def. Danielle Benstock (Brown) 11-7, 15-13, 11-3
QF | Lujan Palacios (Trinity) def. Emma Jinks (Virginia) 11-9, 12-10, 11-4
16 | Maria Paula Moya (Virginia) def. Callie Delalio (Amherst) 11-7, 11-3, 11-9
QF | Maria Paula Moya (Virginia) def. Binney Huffman (Brown) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6
SF | Noa Romereo Vazquez (Drexel) def. Maria Moya (Virginia) 4-11, 6-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-2
Holleran East (Women’s B Division):
16 | Maureen Foley (Virginia) def. Grace Lavin (Penn) 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9
QF | Gigi Yeung (Yale) def. Maureen Foley (Virginia) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
Holleran West (Women’s B Division):
16 Sydney Maxwell (Virginia) def. Anannaya Morey (St. Lawrence) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4
QF | Emma Supattapone (Dartmouth) def. Sydney Maxwell (Virginia) 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-2