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Four Squash Alums compete in the PSA World Championships

Four Squash Alums compete in the PSA World Championships

CHICAGO, Ill. – Four former University of Pennsylvania squash players – two men and two women – recently played at the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championships.

On the men’s side, Aly Abou Elainen W’22 advanced to the third round, highlighted by a five-game, 82-minute victory over No. 8 Victor Crouin, former two-time College Squash Association (CSA) National Champion and two-time Ivy League Player of the Year at Harvard.

Andrew Douglas CAS’21, MPA’22, fresh off a US men’s championship, dropped a 44-minute affair in his first-round match.

For the women, Melissa Alves C’18, the team’s new volunteer assistant coach, took a 40-minute, five-game match in the opening round before falling in a nearly hour-long affair with Nele Gillis, the ninth-ranked player in the world.

In addition, Marie Stephan C’18 won a five-game, 41-minute match in the first round before falling in the second round to Nour El Sherbini, the tournament’s eventual champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world.

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