Elsergany Advances in Consolation Round at Championships

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Providence, R.I.) – The Dickinson men's and women' squash teams both finished the team component of the season on strong fashion and sent three players to the College Squash Association Individual Championships at Brown University this weekend.

The Red Devil men captured the Conroy cup in dominating fashion, winning all three matches 9-0 while the women finished third in the Walker Division after beating Franklin & Marshall for the fourth time this season.

At the Individual Championships on Friday, first-year Courtney Trail (Palmerton North, N.Z./Palmerton North Girls' School) survived a five-set opening round, defeating Brown's Hannah Seckendorf (11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7) to advance to the quarterfinals.

Trail won the first set, but Drexel's Hannah Blatt countered to advance (7-11, 11-0, 11-4, 11-5).

Junior team captain Alex Wattles (Millbrook, N.Y./Millbrook) suffered an opening round setback to Franklin & Marshall's Sanjay Jeeva in the Molloy Cup B-Division North bracket, falling (11-3, 11-6, 11-6).

Wattles rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the consolation round, tying the match with back-to-back extended sets (16-14, 13-11). Cornell's Nicholas Goth-Errington regrouped and won the fourth set to move on.

Junior Abdelrahman Elsergany (Cairo, Egypt/Kent School, Conn.) opened play in the Malloy Cup B-Division West bracket on Friday morning. He battled to a 12-10 setback in the opening set as St. Lawrence University's George Willis advanced to the second round with a 12-10, 11-4, 11-9 decision.

Elsesgany came back to advance in the consolation round, sweeping Bates' Omar Attia in a great match (12-10, 11-4, 14-12). He will face Amherst's Terrence Wang at 10:30 am.