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Taha Dinana

6'0''
Height
Junior
Class
Cairo, Egypt
Hometown
The Masters School (Conn.)
High School
Taha Dinana - Men's Squash - Virginia Cavaliers

2021-22
• 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

2020-21
• ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Did not compete due to the COVID-19 cancelation of the season

Background
• 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

Personal
• Son of Walid Dinana and Nagla Safwat
• Has one brother, Yassin
• Commerce major