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Taha Dinana

Cairo, Egypt
The Masters School (Conn.)
High School
Taha Dinana - Men's Squash - Virginia Cavaliers


  • CSA Second Team All-American
  • All-MASC First Team
  • Earned a place in the 16-player field of the Potter Cup, the A-Division of the CSA National Individual Championships
  • Took over the top position on UVA’s ladder at the start of the season
  • Picked up his first win at the No. 1 position against Kyle Broadhurst of Franklin & Marshall (11/17)


  • First Team All-MASC
  • Went 12-2 with an 11-2 mark at No. 3
  • Tallied the only winning match against David Costales at the three spot during UVA’s 8-1 loss to Harvard
  • Defeated Dartmouth’s Christian Shah 3-0 to help UVA to an 8-1 win over No. 10 Dartmouth
  • Helped UVA to its fourth MASC Championship with a 3-0 win over No. 7 Drexel
  • Fell in five games to Yale’s Max Forster in the CSA Team Championships
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Second-team All-MASC selection
  • Made his delayed collegiate debut playing at the No. 3 position at Navy (11/10), winning in four games
  • Picked up a four-game victory at No. 3 Princeton against Karim Elbarbary (11/20)
  • Compiled an overall record of 12-6 for the Cavaliers
  • Tallied 10 wins over ranked opponents
  • Secured the winning point for the Cavaliers at the MASC Championships with a five-game victory over Drexel’s Fritof Jacobsson
  • Recorded two three-game victories at the CSA Team Championships against No. 3 Trinity and No. 8 Drexel
  • Advanced to the semifinal of the Molloy Cup (CSA B-Draw)
  • Recorded victories over Will Curtis (Trinity) and James Bell (Dartmouth) in the Molloy Cup


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Did not compete due to the COVID-19 cancelation of the season


  • Won the 2018 Arlen Specter Philadelphia Junior Champion
  • 2018 Midwest Junior Championships winner
  • A finalist at the U19 Greenwich Junior Gold and 2019 Ardic Egyptian Junior Open
  • Ranked No. 1 for the BU17 age group according to US Squash
  • Won three titles in 2017, topping the Baird Haney Brooklyn Junior Gold, New York Regional Championships and the Westchester Winter Junior Gold Championships
  • Named the 2018 Masters School Junior Athlete of the Year
  • Earned the 2017 Masters School MVP
  • Member of the Egyptian national team


  • Son of Walid Dinana and Nagla Safwat
  • Has one brother, Yassin
  • Government major, Entrepreneurship and Economics minor
Year Overall
2021-22 12-6
2022-23 12-2
2023-24 4-8
Total 28-16