PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four members of the Franklin & Marshall squash teams will represent the Diplomats at this weekend's Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championships. Shams Abbas, Sanjay Jeeva, and Aryan Parekh will compete on the men's side, while Emily Knapp will participate for the women's team.
The three-day tournament will be hosted by Brown University at the Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., beginning this Friday and running through Sunday. Each participant's start time can be found below.
All three of F&M's men's competitors are taking part in the Molloy Cup: B Division with Jeeva being selected for the North bracket, Abbas in the East bracket and Parekh in the West bracket. Knapp will represent the Diplomats in the Holloran Cup: B Division West bracket.
Friday, March 1
Round of 16 & Quarterfinals | Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School
Consolation Quarterfinals | Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School
Saturday, March 2
Championship Semifinals | Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School
Consolation Semifinals | Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School
Sunday, March 3
Championship Finals | Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School
Consolation Finals | Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School
At the CSA Individual Championships, student-athletes are placed into two divisions, A and B. The top 10 of 16 in Division A will be named First Team All-Americans, while the other six from Division A and the winners of the four Division B brackets will be Second Team All-Americans.
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How Abbas Got Here
Abbas competed as the team's No. 1 throughout their gauntlet of a 2018-19 schedule, producing six wins at the top of the order. The junior from Cairo, Egypt is set to represent F&M for the first time at the CSA Individual Championships.
A Look at the Bracket (Abbas)
Taking part in the Molloy East bracket, Abbas opens on Friday at 2:10 p.m. against Colby's Elliot Gross. The winner advances into Friday evening's Quarterfinals for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
How Jeeva Got Here
Jeeva makes his second consecutive appearance at the Championships after going 2-1 in last year's Molloy Cup (B Division) bracket. He has impressed throughout the 2018-19 season with a 16-4 overall record, including a 4-0 record at No. 1 and a 12-4 mark at No. 2. He enters this year's tournament playing some of his best squash of the year with an 8-2 record in his last 10 matchups.
A Look at the Bracket (Jeeva)
Jeeva begins his tournament run on Friday at 12:20 p.m. against Dickinson's Alexander Wattles. The winner advances to Friday evening's Quarterfinals for a 6:10 p.m. match.
How Parekh Got Here
Parekh's first-year campaign has been one for the record books as he leads the squad with an 18-4 overall record. He went 7-3 at the No. 4 spot on the ladder and 6-0 at No. 5. Parekh is 7-3 in his last 10 contests and rides a three-match winning streak into the tournament.
A Look at the Bracket (Parekh)
Parekh kicks off play on Friday at 10:40 a.m. against Yale's Calvin McCafferty. The Quarterfinal matchup is set for Friday at 4:30 p.m.
How Knapp Got Here
Knapp has also enjoyed a strong first year on campus, tallying six wins at the No. 2 spot in the order. Her longest winning streak during the season stood at four matches, which included a trio of 3-0 sweeps.
A Look at the Bracket (Knapp)
Knapp begins action against Trinity's Jennifer Haley on Friday at 10:20 a.m. The winner advances to the afternoon's Quarterfinal matchup at 3:00 p.m.