2011 College Squash Individual Championships: Day 3 Report
Hanover, NH — Katie Giovinazzo of Princeton has won the 2011 Holleran Cup (women’s B Division title), and Omar Sobhy of George Washington has won the 2011 Molloy Cup (men’s B Division title). Millie Tomlinson of Yale won the A Division for the women, and Todd Harrity of Princeton won the A Division for the men.
The Holleran Cup, named for former Princeton standout and former Penn coach Demer Holleran, was headed back to Princeton no matter the outcome of the final match. The B Division finals featured Princeton teammates Alexandra Sawin and Katie Giovinazzo. Giovinazzo, a junior from Staten Island, has played number 5 most of the season for the Tigers. Sawin, a first-year player from Haverford, PA, has played right behind her in the Princeton line-up. Both players upset Stanford teammates to advance to the finals. Giovinazzo defeated Samantha Buechner, and Sawin beat Kyla Sherwood in the semifinals. Giovinazzo defeated Sawin in four (11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 11-4) to win the B Division title.
The Molloy Cup finals were between Rochester’s Matt Domenick and George Washington’s Omar Sobhy. Domenick, who is from Philadelphia, advanced to the finals with a five-game win over teammate J.P. Gaviria. Sobhy, who is from Sea Cliff, NY, advanced with a win over Nigel Koh of Harvard. The Molloy Cup final was one of the last matches of the tournament, and the first game was close: 12-10 to Sobhy. The George Washington sophomore won the next two games 11-5, 11-9 to win the men’s B Division.
In other results:
The Ramsay Cup (women’s A Division) first consolation final was between two Harvard teammates, Natasha Kingshott and Cecelia Cortes. Cortes won the match 3-1.
The second consolation final in the women’s A Division was between two accomplished senior players. Jackie Moss of Princeton and Pamela Hathway of Trinity finished their collegiate careers with a five-game match, with Hathway coming away with the win.
In the Pool Trophy (men’s A Division) consolation final, Rochester senior Hameed Ahmed faced Dartmouth sophomore Chris Hanson. Both players have dealt with injuries this season, but even so the match was quite competitive. Ahmed capped his career at Rochester with a four-game win, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 12-10.
The Pool Trophy second consolation final was between Princeton’s Kelly Shannon and Harvard’s Gary Power. Shannon won in five.
Trevor McGuinness Penn defeated Vir Seth of St. Lawrence 11-5, 12-10, 11-8 in the Molloy consolation final. Rishi Jalan of Cornell and Clay Blackiston of Princeton played for the Molloy second consolation, with Blackiston taking the win 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-7).
In the Holleran Cup consolation final, Brown senior captain Carolyn Tilney ended her college career with a four-game win over Middlebury’s Kathryn Bostwick (11-5, 3-11, 11-3, 11-6). In the second consolation final, Robyn Williams of Trinity defeated Courtney Bogle of Williams in three 11-5 games. The third consolation final, between Mount Holyoke’s Vidushi Gurunada and Courtney Jones of Penn, went to Jones in three.
Congratulations to all the players who competed this weekend!
For complete results, please see the live brackets.