Amherst, Mass. - First-year Vrishab Kotian (Mumbai, India) won six matches over three days, including a 3-1 victory over sophomore teammate Matthew Mackin (Greenwich, Conn.) in the semifinals and a finals win over George Washington's Omar Sobhy, to capture the Molloy Division title in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Singles Championships this weekend at Amherst College. The Molloy Division features the collegiate players ranked No. 33 to N0. 96 in a 64-player, single-elimination tournament.
Mackin and Kotian had each won four times on Friday and Saturday to set up the semifinal match this morning, while Mackin's quarterfinal triumph gave him Trinity's single-season win record with a 22-0 mark that dropped to 22-1 qafter his loss to Kotian today. Bantam senior co-captains Antonio Diaz-Gonzalez (Mexico City, Mexico) and Vikram Malhotra (Mumbai, India) had each won two matches on Friday to reach Pool Division Quarterfinals. Both were beaten in succession by Harvard's Ali Faraq, the top seed in the tournament field.
Diaz-Gonzalez had downed Harvard's Nick Hopcroft, 3-1, and Rochester's Joe Chapman, 3-2, to reach the quarters on Friday, while No. 3-seeded Malhotra swept Islam El-Fiky, of George Washington, 3-0, and downed rookie teammate Miled Zarazua (Mexico City, Mexico) in the second round, 3-1, to set up a quarterfinal match against Princeton's Sam Kang today. Malhotra defeated Kang, 3-0, before falling the semifinals to Farag, 3-0.