DATE MARCH 3-5
TIME ALL DAY
VENUE The Berry Center
LOCATION HANOVER, NH
TWITTER HANDLE  @Columbia_Squash
@GoColumbiaLions
BRACKET 2017 Pool Trophy Bracket

HANOVER, NH -  Osama Khalifa and Rishi Tandon will represent Columbia at CSA Individual Nationals in the Pool Trophy (A Division) this weekend at Dartmouth. 

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 Khalifa is ranked No. 1 in the nation going into this weekend. He finished the season 15-1 playing in the No. 1 spot, with his only loss coming to Harvard's No. 4 ranked Saadeldin Aboudaish on February 4th. Khalifa then went on to beat Aboudaish at team nationals on February 18th.

He will play 28th ranked Bransten Ming from Drexel in the first round on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Khalifa defeated Ming in the first match of the season in four sets. 

In the 2014-15 season, Khalifa made it all the way to the title match at CSA Individual championships, and finished as the runner up, and No. 2 overall in the nation.

rishTandon is ranked No. 8 in the nation in this weekend's bracket. He put together an impressive senior campaign, primarily playing in the No. 2 spot. The senior posted a 13-3 record, but was the only Lion to go undefeated in Ivy League play. 

Rishi will match up against third ranked Ahmed Bayoumy in the first round on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Bayoumy defeated Tandon in the 3/4 playoff of the Potter Cup on February 19th in three sets. 

Keep up with all the action this weekend by following @columbia_squash on Twitter. 


 

2017 CSA INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL PARTICIPANTS - A DIVISION

PLAYERS OVERALL IVY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 

Osama Khalifa

15-1

6-1

15-1

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Rishi Tandon

13-3 7-0 - 12-2 1-1 -  - -  - - -