Sutton’s David Ryan defeated Trinity’s Kush Kumar, the top overall seed, to win the Pool Trophy at the CSA Individual National Championship (US College Championship). Ryan took the first two games 11-4 and 11-8, before Kumar battled back 11-7 and 11-3 to force the fifth game. Ryan clawed his way up from a 10-8 deficit in the fifth to win the game in extra points 12-10.
David Ryan compiled a 9-0 record at the No. 4 slot on the ladder this season for Harvard. He entered the CSA Nationals seeded No. 14, and played a higher seed in his first-round match. He wasn’t initially ranked high enough to qualify for the A Division, but was bumped up when a few other players pulled out of the championship.
On his way to the national title, Ryan defeated No. 3 Andrew Douglas, Penn’s No. 1, No. 6 Alvin Heuman, Dartmouth’s top player, No. 10 Timothy Brownell, Harvard’s second best player and Trinity’s top seeded Kush Kumar, who was seeded No. 1 overall in the tournament and ranked in the top 100 on the men’s professional world tour prior to starting his career at Trinity. What a super performance from David.
A really super achievement for David and his proud parents Suzanne & Eoin Ryan and sister Stephanie who herself, is on a squash scholarship at Drexel University in Philadelphia in her first year.
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