The team event was broken into Pool A and Pool B. The final Pool A standings were as follows: 1. Great Britain, 2. Canada, 3. South Africa, and 4. Singapore.
The United States competed in Pool B. Yesterday, USA coach Paul Assaiante discussed the United States’ success in the first two rounds of the team competition. The squad defeated Australia and Austria. The final Pool B standings were as follows: 1. Hong Kong, 2. USA, 3. Australia, and 4. Austria.
The top two teams from each pool are competing for the top spots in the team event.
The United States faced top-seeded Great Britain in the semifinals. Chris Hanson (Dartmouth) played number one for the United States and lost to 2010 World University Squash Games’ individual champion Joel Hind. Hanson’s teammates, Alex Domenick and Logan Greer, also lost.
In the other semifinal, Hong Kong faced Canada. Hong Kong’s Au siblings, Leo and Annie, were too much for Colin West (Harvard) and Laura Gemmell (Harvard).
Great Britain and Hong Kong will square off for the team championship. Canada and the United States will play for third. There is a good possibility that Canada’s Colin West (Harvard) and the United States’ Todd Harrity (Princeton) will have a rematch of the 2010 Pool Trophy. In addition, it is possible for Canada’s Laura Gemmell (Harvard), the 2010 Ramsay Cup winner, to either have a rematch with her Ramsay Cup semifinal opponent Logan Greer (Yale) or her 2010 Howe Cup finals opponent Kristen Lange (Penn).