Abouaish, Tarek Set to Battle in CSA Individual Championship Semifinals

Marwan lunges
Marwan Tarek advanced to the final four at the CSA Individual National Championship with two wins on Friday (Photo/Erica Denhoff)

PHILADELPHIA – Harvard men's squash will have two representatives in the Pool Trophy semifinals after Saadeldin Abouaish and Marwan Tarek each earned two victories on Friday. Sophomore George Crowne will also compete in the Molloy Cup semifinals after two shutout wins on the afternoon. 

Tarek was first to take the floor on Friday, picking up a swift 3-0 win while outscoring his opponent, 33-15. Tarek went on to record a 3-1 win in the quarterfinals to advance to the final four. Abouaish followed in his teammates footsteps, recording a 3-0 opening-round victory and adding a 3-1 win in the next round to advance to Saturday's action.

Victor Crouin, the tournament's top overall seed, was upset in the first round, by a score of 3-1. Samuel Scherl, the Crimson's final representative in the Pool Trophy bracket, was also eliminated after a loss to Penn's Aly Abou El Einen. 

Crowne made his way to the semifinals in his bracket with a 3-0 and 3-1 win in the first two rounds, respectively. Crowne dominated in his opening round matchup, defeating his opponent by a combined score of 33-9. 

Ayush Menon won his opening round matchup, 3-0, but was unable to close out his quarterfinal match, falling to Cesar Segundo-Corona of Rochester, 3-2. 

Saturday Information
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Pool Trophy Semi-Finals
Saadeldin Abouaish vs. Aly Abou El Einen – 4:15 p.m. | Court 1
Marwan Tarek vs. Miko Äijänen – 3 p.m. | Court 1 

Molloy Cup Semi-Finals 
George Crowne vs. Jonathan Lentz – 2:35 p.m. | Court 5 

Pool Trophy
Round of 16
James Flynn def. Victor Crouin, 3-1 (4-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-8)
Aly Abou El Einen def. Samuel Scherl, 3-0 (11-6, 14-12, 11-7)
Marwan Tarek def. Matthew Toth, 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-1)
Saadeldin Abouaish def. Nadav Raziel, 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6)

Round of 8 
Marwan Tarek def. Aly Hussein, 3-1 (11-8, 14-16, 11-6, 11-8)
Saadeldin Abouaish def. Youssef Ibrahim, 3-1 (12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10)

Molloy Cup
Round of 16 
Ayush Menon def. Alexander Wattles, 3-0 (11-8, 11-3, 11-6)
George Crowne def. MD Jawad, 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-4)

Round of 8
Cesar Segundo Corona def. Ayush Menon, 3-2 (8-11, 4-11, 14-12, 17-15, 11-3)
George Crowne def. Inaki De Larrauri, 3-1 (11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6)