Thursday, March 5, 2020

Kennedy and Tarek Crowned CSA Champs

Gina Kennedy ’20 finished her college career this past weekend by winning her third individual national title while Marwan Tarek ’22 won the men’s championship after a weekend filled with upsets.

The women’s semifinals featured 3 Harvard players and the final was an all-Crimson affair. #1 seeded Kennedy beat #4 Amelia Henley ’20 to advance to the final. Meanwhile, #5 Hana Moataz ’22 had upset #3 ranked Lucy Beecroft (Yale) in the quarterfinal before taking down #2 seeded Sivasangari Subramaniam (Cornell) in the semifinal.

In the final, Moataz pushed Kennedy into a tiebreaker in the first game but Kennedy eventually won the match 3-0.

In the men’s semifinals, #3 seeded Tarek beat #2 Miko Aijanen (Trinity) in a close four-setter. On the other side of the draw, Harvard’s Saad Abouaish ’20 had upset #4 Youssef Ibrahim (Princeton) in the quarterfinal but couldn’t hold back #9 Aly Abou Eleinen (Penn) in the semifinal. Eleinen was meant to face #1 seeded Victor Crouin ’22 earlier in the draw but Crouin was upset in the first round by #16 James Flynn (Penn).

The final between Tarek and Eleinen was one of the longest matches of the weekend (100+ minutes). Eleinen was already up 2-1 in games but Tarek fought his way back to win his first individual title 3-2.

You can read more about the finals on the CSA website and you can watch the replays on the CSA Youtube channel.


Harvard Earns 10 All America Honors

In addition to all the Crimson players in the A draws, Hannah Craig ’21, George Crowne ’22 and Eleonore Evans ’20 and won their respective B draws and earned 2nd Team All America honors.

In total, 10 Harvard players (5 men and 5 women) made the All America teams this year.


Team Banquet – March 27

The teams will be celebrating their successful seasons in a couple of weeks at our annual team banquet.

We hope to see many of you there!

Go Crimson!

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