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Trinity Men's Squash Advances To National Championship Finals With Win Over St. Lawrence

Tom De Mulder '19 won 3-0 at the No. 4 position in the lineup
Tom De Mulder '19 won 3-0 at the No. 4 position in the lineup

Cambridge, Mass. - Sophomores Michael Craig (Belfast, Northern Ireland) and Thoboki Mohohlo (Hartford, Conn.) and rookie Yehia Essam (Brooklyn, N.Y.) won by 3-0 scores to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 7-2 victory over the St. Lawrence University Saints in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships (Potter Trophy) Semifinals at Harvard University this afternoon.  Top-seeded Trinity moves into its 19th CSA Finals in the last 20 years and will face the No. 2-seeded Harvard Crimson, who edged Columbia today, 5-4, for the title tomorrow at 1 p.m.  No. 5-seeded St. Lawrence drops to 13-4 with its second 7-2 loss to the Bantams in eight days and will face the Lions in the CSA Third-Place Match tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

Trinity led, 3-0, after the first wave thanks to sweeps by Essam at No. 9 and Mohohlo at No. 3 and a 3-1 win by senior co-captain Affeeq Ismail (Kuching, Malaysia) at No. 6.  The Saints picked up two points in the second wave thanks to wins by Ahmed Bayoumy and Belal Nawar, but the Bantams took the next four points for the win. First-year Kush Kumar (Chennai, India) and junior James Evans (Maidstone, England) pulled out 3-2 triumphs for Trinity, at No. 1 and No. 8, respectively, and junior Omar Allaudin (Lahore, Pakistan) earned a 3-1 win in the No. 7 position.