Ephs Defeat Franklin and Marshall Diplomats 9-0

Ephs Defeat Franklin and Marshall Diplomats 9-0

LANCASTER, PA - On Friday evening, the Ephs made the long trek Lancaster to compete against Franklin and Marshall.

The Ephs used a 5 court system for this match. Senior captain Esther Baek (#2), sophomore Abby LeBlanc (#4), junior Anna Nicholson (#6), freshman Alex Pear (#8), and junior Eliza Bower (#10) led the charge for the Ephs in the first wave of play. Baek, LeBlanc, Pear, and Bower each used their squash prowess and speedy quick feet to beat their opponenets in three games. Nicholson battled with her Diplomat opponent in a tight four games, and was able to continue the Ephs' triumphant charge with a score of 11-8 in the fourth. Feeding off of this momentum, sophomore Julia Ward (#1), sophomore Sarah Willwerth (#3), junior Melissa Swann (#5), freshman Kathryn Wright (#7), and sophomore Adrienne Conza (#9) were on next for the Ephs. Ward, Swann, Wright, and Conza all delivered strong three game victories. Willwerth also continued this victorious charge and defeated her Diplomat opponent 11-7 in the fourth game. 

Captain Esther Baek had this to say after the match: "Today was a very satisfying win for us. I saw the team working on shot variation quite a bit agaisnt their Diplomat opponents, so hopefully we can bring this more complex shot arsenal to our future matches this weekend. We have two very tough matches ahead against UVA and GW, and this was a positive start to our long weekend."

The Ephs play University of Virginia in Annapolis, MD tomorrow at 3pm and George Washington University in Washington, DC on Sunday at 12pm.


1WS Verry, Ellen  4.1857 Ward, Julia H. 4.51093 11-6,11-9,11-8 Williams College C
2WS Knapp, Emily  4.15141 Baek, Esther  4.48734 11-6,11-4,11-6 Williams College C
3WS Galambos, Katherine C. 4.00914 Willwerth, Sarah  4.27322 11-9,11-4,7-11,11-7 Williams College C
4WS Bartos, Emily S. 4.16656 LeBlanc, Abigail  4.25703 11-7,11-7,11-3 Williams College C
5WS Epstein, Melissa  3.68172 Swann, Melissa  4.27505 11-3,11-5,11-7 Williams College C
6WS Mishra, Pratiksha  3.78527 Nicholson, Anna  4.1059 9-11,11-5,11-3,11-8 Williams College C
7WS Zranchev, Liana  3.48882 Wright, Kathryn A. 4.08855 12-10,11-4,11-6 Williams College C
8WS Anderson, Katherine  3.21694 Pear, Alexandra  3.89088 11-5,11-6,11-2 Williams College C
9WS Bevan, Julia  2.84349 Conza, Adrienne  4.112 11-3,11-2,11-2 Williams College C
10WS Dianastasis, Paisley S. 2.40476 Bower, Elizabeth  3.93054 11-2,11-1,11-6 Williams College C