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No. 2 Trinity Men’s Squash Holds on for 5-4 Win over No. 3 Harvard

No. 2 Trinity Men’s Squash Holds on for 5-4 Win over No. 3 Harvard

Cambridge, Mass. – With the score tied at 4-4, freshman Zeyed Elshorafay (Alexandria, Egypt) came up with a clinching win in the No. 7 slot to give the Trinity College Bantams men’s squash team a 5-4 victory over the Harvard University Crimson at the Murr Center this evening.   Trinity improves to 15-0 overall this year, while Harvard drops to 14-2 with the loss.  Trinity has beat Harvard in their last 23 meetings. 

The Bantams were first to strike, jumping out to a 3-0 lead.  Senior co-captain Johan Detter (Malmoe, Sweden) delivered a clutch performance in the No. 6 position, beating his opponent 12-10 in the final game, to win the set, 3-2.  The win was the third of the night for Trinity, and it turned out to be a crucial one for the Bantams. 

Rookie Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia), playing in the No. 2 spot, and sophomore Moustafa Hamada (Alexandria, Va.), in the No. 8 spot, each took their opponent five games in the tightly contested battle.

Match Results
1: H - Reinhold Hergeth 3-0, L (4-11, 6-11, 5-11)
2: H - Juan Vargas 2-3, L (8-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11)
3: T - Miled Zarazua 3-1, W (11-6, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9)
4: H - Karan Malik 1-3, L (6-11, 11-9, 3-11, 6-11)
5: T - Vrishab Kotian 3-0, W (11-3, 11-7, 11-4)
6: T - Johan Detter 3-2, W (11-8, 5-11, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10)           
7: T - Zeyed ElShorafy 3-0, W (11-5, 11-7, 12-10)
8: T - Moustafa Hamada 2-3, L (11-6, 8-11, 3-11, 11-9, 8-11)
9: T - Matt Mackin 3-1, W (11-3, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6)
Trinity 5, Harvard 4