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Trinity's Ismail Wins Consolation Crown At CSA Men's Squash National Singles Tourney

Trinity's Ismail Wins Consolation Crown At CSA Men's Squash National Singles Tourney

Philadelphia, Pa. - Trinity College first-year Affeeq Ismail (Kuching, Malaysia) won the Malloy "B" Division Second Consolation title in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Men's Squash Singles Championships at the University of Pennsylvania this weekend.  Bantam juniors Karan Malik (Mumbai, India) and Miled Zarazua (Mexico City, Mexico) each advanced to the second round of the Pool "A" Division Tournament, and Malik defeated Zarazua, 3-1, in the Second Consolation Tournament before falling in the semifinals of that bracket.

Ismail won three 3-1 victories in a row, including an 11-9, 11-13, 11-4, 11-8 triumph over senior teammate Matthew Mackin (Greenwich, Conn.) in the semifinals to take the consolation crown.  He had received a bye into the second round of the main draw, but lost, 3-2, in the second round.  Mackin had edged Bantam junior John Lamont (Montreal, Quebec) in the consolation quarterfinals, 3-2, to earn the right to play Ismail.

Malik had won, 3-2, in the first round over James Van Stavaren in the opening round, but lost, 3-0, to Moustafa Bahoumy in the second round.  Zarazua won his first match, 3-0, and downed Nicholas Sachvie, 11-6, in the first game of the second round before dropping the last three games, 11-6, 11-9, 11-3.  Bantam juniors Vrishab Kotian (Munbai, India) and Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) recovered from opening-round setbacks to win consolation matches and Vargas won once more to advance to the consolation semifinals.  Vargas, lost, 3-2, in the consolation semifinals.

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