Hanover, NH- Osama Khalifa won the CSA individual championship today, marking the first ever national champion from Columbia. 

Khalifa defeated Rochester's fifth ranked Mario Yanez in three sets (11-1, 11-6, 11-5) to clinch the Pool Trophy (A Division) title. 

Ranked No. 1 going into the Pool Trophy tournament, Khalifa got through Drexel's No. 30 Bransten Ming, Bates College's No. 6 Ahmed Hatata and Trinity's No. 2 Thoboki Mohohlo to reach the final match. 

The junior capped off his impressive season, in which he went 15-1. His only loss came against Harvard's Saadeldin Aboudaish. Khalifa avenged his loss to Aboudaish at team nationals. 

No. 1 ranked Khalifa will be back in action for Columbia next season for his senior campaign. 

Here is the link to the full match


OSAMA KHALIFA'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

ROUND COLUMBIA OPPONENT WINNER SCORE WINNER
ROUND OF 16 Osama Khalifa

Bransten Ming

11-5, 11-8, 11-4 osama
QUARTER FINALS Osama Khalifa

Ahmed Hatata

11-4, 11-4, 11-7  osama
SEMI FINALS Osama Khalifa Thoboki Mohohlo 11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 13-11  osama
FINALS Osama Khalifa Mario Yanez 11-1, 11-6, 11-5  osama