Trinity Squash Programs Well Represented at 2017 Men's Squash World Team Championships

Coach Assaiante (third from left)
Coach Assaiante (third from left)

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College squash programs had multiple representatives participating in the 2017 World Squash Federation (WSF) Men's Squash Team Championships, which took place from November 26-December 3 in Marseille, France. The championship was held at the Modern Squash and Salle Vallier, where the final stages were presented on two all-glass showcourts. Trinity Men's Head Squash Coach Paul Assaiante (24th season) led Team USA, while Bantam Women's and Men's Assistant Coaches Vikram Malhotra (India) and Chris Binnie (Jamaica) and men's sophomore Thoboki Mohohlo (South Africa) competed for their respective home countries. A total of 24 countries competed for the biennial crown which began on November 26th with the opening ceremonies.

Coach Assaiante helped lead Team USA to a top-ten finish after upsetting Malaysia, 2-1 on December 2nd. "In my 22 years as National Coach, I probably enjoyed this trip the most," said Assaiante. The 10-place finish is Team USA's highest final standing since 2011. Malhotra, Binne and Mohohlo all had successful tournaments as well, as Malhotra helped lead Team India to a seventh-place finish, Mohohlo and Team South Africa placed 18th, and Binnie and Team Jamaica turned in a 22nd-place performance. 

WSF tournament info

Team USA Top-Ten Finish release

 

Thoboki Mohohlo '20 (far right)