Trinity's El DeFrawy Finishes As National Women's Squash Singles Runner-Up

Kanzy El Defrawy '16 reached her second CSA Singles Final
Kanzy El Defrawy '16 reached her second CSA Singles Final

Philadelphia, Pa. - Trinity College sophomore Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) lost to Harvard's Amanda Sobhy, 11--6, 11-6, 11-3, in the Ramsay "A" Division Finals of the College Squash Association (CSA) National Women's Squash Singles Championships this afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania.  El Defrawy had pulled out a 3-2 decision over senior teammate Catalina Pelaez (Bogota, Colombia) and followed up with a 3-1 triumph over Yale's Millie Tomlinson to reach the finals yesterday.  El Defrawy was facing Sobhy, who has won the last three titles, in the finals for the second consecutive season. 

Pelaez and El Defrawy had each advanced to the Ramsay Quarterfinals with two early-round matches 3-0 wins each on Friday, just five days after leading the Bantams to their third CSA National Team Championships (Howe Cup) Championship title five days earlier.  El Defrawy won the first two games over Pelaez, 11-5, and, 11-6, but the senior rallied to win a pair of 11-9 decisions in the next two games.  El Defrawy recovered and took the clinching fifth game, 11-4, to hand Pelaez her first loss in 18 matches this season.  Bantam sophomore Sachika Balvani (Mumbai, India) and first-year Anna Kimberley (Essex, England) each posted 1-2 records in the Ramsay Division Tournament


Hartford Courant article on the Finals