Women's Squash Defeats NESCAC Rival Bates 7-2

Women's Squash Defeats NESCAC Rival Bates 7-2

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – The Ephs defeated NESCAC rival Bates today in a victory that represents one of the biggest wins of their season. The team defeated the Bobcats in 7-2 to round off their weekend undefeated.

Playing the three-court system, Ephs Charlotte Walsh (#9), Melissa Swann (#6), and Esther Baek (#3) were first on court. Walsh started off strong and dominated her opponent to handily win the match in three short games, coming back in the last one from a 9-4 deficit to win 11-9. Swann and Baek both won in four games, with Baek coming back from a 1-0 deficit and Swann from a 1-1 tie to win 3-1.

Next up were Ellen Coombe (#8), captain Alyssa Ritchie (#5), and Hayley Parsons (#2). Coombe was first off court, defeating her opponent in three quick and dominant games. Ritchie and Parsons faced extremely tough opponents and fell in two hard fought battles, Ritchie losing in three tight games and Parsons in four.

Last on court were Anna Nicholson (#7), Ananya Mahalingam-Dhingra (#4), and Nicole Friedman (#1). Nicholson dominated her opponent from start to finish, winning in three decisive games and getting Williams the fifth point that they needed to win the match. Friedman and Mahalingam-Dhingra both took their opponents to a tie-breaking fifth game and won 3-2 to have the match finish 7-2 to the Ephs.
Coach Levy had this to say about the match: "Really impressive win today and fantastic weekend with four wins for our team. We are so proud of the women for playing so hard this weekend. We will keep working hard this week because next weekend will be super challenging weekend against three top level teams."
 
The Ephs next travel to Washington, D.C. next weekend to face some of their biggest rivals, including George Washington, Franklin and Marshall, and UVA.
 

 

Williams College

Rating

Bates College

Rating

Winner's Score

Winner

Status

1WS

Friedman, Nicole T.

4.54466

Alexova, Kristyna

4.7227

11-8,9-11,11-7,7-11,11-9

Williams College

C

2WS

Parsons, Hayley L.

4.58662

Polgar, Luca

4.58892

5-11,11-9,11-6,11-7

Bates College

C

3WS

Baek, Esther

4.21487

Arjoon, Victoria C

4.35688

6-11,11-6,11-6,11-3

Williams College

C

4WS

Mahalingam-Dhingra, Ananya

4.16724

Dunn, Emma J

3.98214

1-11,11-4,8-11,11-8,11-4

Williams College

C

5WS

Ritchie, Alyssa

4.03532

Dunham, Eliza

4.36643

11-7,11-8,12-10

Bates College

C

6WS

Swann, Melissa

4.20758

Cabot, Charlotte

3.99224

11-6,9-11,11-3,11-3

Williams College

C

7WS

Nicholson, Anna P.

4.19019

Bull, Katie

3.69901

11-7,11-2,11-4

Williams College

C

8WS

Coombe, Ellen A.

4.17109

Weintraub, Blair

3.69035

11-3,11-1,11-3

Williams College

C

9WS

Walsh, Charlotte

4.2139

Brooks, Molly

3.51662

11-3,11-5,11-9

Williams College

C

10WS

Hogan, Caroline M.

4.01558

Beasley-Bartee, Nubia

Lapsed-member

11-2,11-2,11-1

Williams College

C