Victor Crouin is plying his trade on the PSA World Tour whilst still studying at Harvard University, where he was unanimously selected as the Ivy League Player of the Year.
Alongside his college accolades, the Frenchman moved up 29 places in the World Rankings, and now sits at World No.44. He made the breakthrough into the top 50 in the world in December 2019.
His season started in late June, and he won the first three events he played on the Challenger Tour, securing titles at the Mulgrave Country Club Victorian Open, Australian Open and Tasmanian Open, in a sublime spell of squash on Aussie soil. He then won again at the CenterState Bank Marietta Open in Georgia just a couple of months later.
Victor’s great form continued onto the PSA World Tour, as he reached the last 16 of the CIB Egyptian Squash Open, a PSA Platinum event. He beat Cesar Salazar and Zahed Salem en route to the third round, where he played in front of the Pyramids of Giza. Three weeks later, he won his fifth title of the season, downing Mario Yanez in the final of the Dominicana Squash Open.
Another Frenchman, one who featured for his country at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships in Washington, D.C., making his debut for at the tournament.
Baptiste Masotti started the season just inside the top 60 in the World Rankings, but over the last year has risen more than 20 places, and he currently stand at his highest ever ranking of World No.37.
That was mainly down to his run at the CIB Egyptian Squash Open, where he went one better than Crouin, reaching the quarter-finals. Masotti got the better of Borja Golan, Miguel Rodriguez and Eain Yow Ng to reach the last eight, where, like his compatriot, he lost out to Joel Makin.
The 25-year-old then made his first appearance at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, and was a part of the French team that finished the tournament in 3rd place, the sixth time they have reached the top three at the event.