No. 7 UVA falls, 7-2, against No. 2 Trinity in Potter Cup quarterfinals

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

uva squashFreshmen Aly Hussein and Omar El Torkey led the seventh-seeded UVA men’s squash team in a 7-2 loss to second-seeded Trinity in the team’s opening match of the Potter Cup at the Murr Center Squash Courts on Friday.

Hussein recorded a win at the top of the order against Miko Äijänen. The freshman battled through five games, going 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-1 to win a point for the Cavaliers.

El Torkey, who closed the matchup between the teams, captured Virginia’s second point with a 3-1 win in position two against Kush Kumar. El Torkey defeated the Bantam, 11-5, 5-11, 11-3, 11-8.

Additionally, three Cavaliers won a game against their opponent. Freshman Peter Miller clinched a game in position four, falling, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-1, in the match. Junior Andrew Braff suffered a 11-7, 2-11, 11-6, 11-7 loss in position eight, while junior Matthew Katz suffered a 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 loss in position nine.

Virginia (17-5) will compete in the semifinals of the Potter Cup consolation bracket at noon on Saturday. The team will face the loser between third-seeded Pennsylvania and sixth-seeded Yale in the match.

Match Notes

  • The UVA men’s team faced Trinity (18-1) for the first time on the squash courts.
  • The match was the first Potter Cup contest for the Cavaliers, who earned their first program berth to the A division of the College Squash Association Team Championships.
  • Hussein captured a win at the top of the order.
  • El Torkey recorded the last point of the match, winning position two.

Trinity 7, Virginia 2

1. Aly Hussein (UVA) def. Miko Äijänen (TC) — 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-1

2. Omar El Torkey (UVA) def. Kush Kumar (TC) — 11-5, 5-11, 11-3, 11-8

3. Thoboki Moholo (TC) def. Cullen Little (UVA) — 11-6, 11-9, 11-4

4. Aly Eltokhy (TC) def. Peter Miller (UVA) — 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-1

5. Andrew Lee (TC) def. Will Holey (UVA) — 11-3, 11-9, 11-7

6. Ziad Sakr (TC) def. Toby Hansford (UVA) — 11-5, 11-4, 11-6

7. Aly Tolba (TC) def. Teddy Durfee (UVA) — 11-7, 11-7, 11-8

8. Aryaman Adik (TC) def. Andrew Braff (UVA) — 11-7, 2-11, 11-6, 11-7

9. Utkarsh Baheti (TC) def. Matthew Katz (UVA) — 6-11, 11-7, 11-5 11-6

Order of Finish: 4, 8, 6, 7, 1, 5, 9, 3, 2

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