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Trinity's Lee And El Toukhy Win Titles At CSA National Men's Squash Singles Championships

Trinity's Lee And El Toukhy Win Titles At CSA National Men's Squash Singles Championships

Philadelphia, Pa. - Trinity College senior tri-captain Andrew Lee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and first-year Ali El Toukhy (Cairo, Egypt) each won a College Squash Association (CSA) National Singles Championship Molloy "B" bracket tournament title with 3-1 victories in their respective finals this afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania. Lee came back from an 11-6 loss in the opening game of the Molloy North Finals against St. Lawrence's Enzo Corigliano, before winning the next three, 11-5, 11-6, 11-2.  El Toukhy also lost his first game in the final match, 11-4, against Yale's Harrison Gill, but tied it with an 11-8 win in the second game before winning the Molloy West crown with 12-10 triumphs in games three and four.

Lee had downed Franklin and Marshall's Shamseldeen Abbas, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8 on Saturday, while El Toukhy defeated Inwoo Lee, also from St. Lawrence, 11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 14-12 yesterday in semifinal matches.  Also yesterday, Trinity first-year Miko Aijanen (Jarvenpaa, Finland) lost his Pool "A" bracket semifinal match against Harvard's Marwan Tarek, 11-3, 15-13, 8-11, 11-8.  Aijanen had reached the Pool Semifinals with a pair of decisive victories on Friday, sweeping Columbia's James Wyatt, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 in the first round and outlasting Yale's Spencer Lovejoy, 11-3, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9 in the quarterfinals.  Lee and El Toukhy both also won twice on Friday to reach a semifinal.  Lee upended Middlebury's Jacob Kagan, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4, in the first round and edged, Chatham's Abdul Malik in a 3-2 decision.  Lee lost the first and third games, 11-4, and, 11-8, respectively, and won the second, 11-4, and the fourth, 11-7.  In the deciding fifth game against Malik, Lee came out on top, 11-4, to advance.  El Toukhy swept Amherst's Adam Lichtmacher 11-6, 13-11, 12-10 in his first match and Marcel Ducente, 11-5, 11-4, 11-7, in his second to move on. 

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