News From Masters
The boys’ varsity squash squad came close to notching consecutive U.S. High School Team Championships this past weekend in Philadelphia, dropping a 4-3 match to the Potomac School in Sunday’s Division III final at the Germantown Cricket Club.
It was still a mighty impressive run by the Panthers, who have quickly become a force on the national stage.
“The team played every match as if it was its last,” coach Sahel Anwar said.
Masters opened the tournament with a statement-making 4-3 victory over the Groton School in the first round. They edged New Haven A, 4-3, in a Saturday morning quarterfinal and Poly Prep, 4-3, in the semifinal later that evening.
Nouran Youssef, Taha Dinana and Youssef Aly went undefeated in the tournament. Garrett Wenberg impressed with a 3-1 record. Noel Gorodetsky, Reed Gilmore and John Kinsley also competed for the Panthers.
“Though the loss was tough on us, it made us stronger,” Anwar said. “We will be more than ready for next year. Garrett was by far the most improved player this year for the team. We wouldn’t be here without him.”