Boys’, Girls’ V Squash Take Openers at Nationals

Friday, February 25, 2022
Huzaifa Ibrahim ’24

Mercersburg’s boys’ and girls’ varsity squash teams opened the 2022 US Squash High School Team Championships with strong victories February 25 in the Philadelphia area. The Blue Storm boys took care of St. George’s School (Middletown, RI), 6–1, at the University of Pennsylvania Squash Courts, while the girls downed Westminster School (Simsbury, CT), 5–2, at the Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club

Boys’ results
#1 Huzaifa Ibrahim ’24 (M) def. Alex Stewart (SG), 11–6, 11–5, 11–6
#2 Fawad Ali Jan ’24 (M) def. Juan Carlos LaCerda-Jones (SG), 10–12, 11–7, 11–4, 11–6
#3 Azian Subhani ’23 (M) def. Morgan Orr (SG), 11–7, 11–5, 12–10
#4 Francis Betkowski ’23 (M) def. Van-Lear Bolton (SG), 11–3, 12–10, 11–9
#5 Dawson Hastings ’23 (M) def. Riley Shaw (SG), 11–6, 11–5, 11–2
#6 Danny Adusei-Poku ’23 (M) def. Brent Morris Jr. (SG), 11–9, 11–4, 11–7
#7 William Gooch (SG) def. Daniel Zhong ’23 (M), 11–4, 11–8, 11–8

The Storm advanced in the Division III draw and will meet No. 3 seed Germantown Friends School Saturday, February 26, at 8 a.m.

Girls’ results
#1 Indira Moshi ’24 (M) def. Nicole Smith (W), 11–6, 11–5, 11–9
#2 Martina Vega Calero ’23 (M) def. Shelby Okem (W), 11–1, 11–0, 11–2
#3 Greta Lawler ’23 (M) def. Wheatley Sutro (W), 11–8, 3–11, 11–8, 11–9
#4 Margaret Dilks (W) def. Camille Smith ’22 (M), 10–12, 11–5, 11–6, 11–7
#5 Coco Zhai ’24 (M) def. Elise Strawbridge (W), 11–8, 11–13, 12–10, 11–6
#6 Chandler Green (W) def. Joyce Cui ’22 (M), 11–3 11–2, 11–6
#7 Hisano Enomoto ’25 (M) def. Alice Tao (W), 11–3, 11–9, 12–10

Mercersburg is the third seed in the Division IV draw and faces Conestoga (Berwyn, PA) Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
 


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