Kukadia Closes Rookie Campaign At CSA Individual Nationals

Freshman Vedaant Paul Kukadia
Freshman Vedaant Paul Kukadia

THE BASICS:

- Event: CSA Individual National Championship

- Location: Hanover, N.H. (Berry Sports Center)

- The Lead: MIT squash freshman Vedaant Paul Kukadia (Manhasset, N.Y.) closed his rookie year by qualifying for the 2017 College Squash Association (CSA) Individual National Championship, which took place this weekend at Dartmouth College.

HOW IT HAPPENED:


-  Kukadia opened the tournament at the top of the Molloy East bracket as he took on senior Harry Freeman from Cornell University. Kukadia was able to take one set, but ultimately fell in four by an 11-3, 12-10, 9-11, 11-3 score.

- In the consolation quarterfinals, Kukadia played sophomore Senen Ubina from the U.S. Naval Academy, but fell in three straight sets. Ubina defeated Kukadia by a 14-12, 11-5, 11-9 score.

- Kukadia closed his freshman year with an 18-7 overall record as he went 5-0 from the No. 2 position and 13-5 from the No. 3 position. Kukadia led the team in individual wins as the second most went to junior Jeffrey Hu (Phoenixville, Pa.), who finished 17-4 overall.

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