Ephs Win Little Three Championship

Ephs Win Little Three Championship

Amherst, MA – This afternoon, the Williams Women's Squash won the Little Three Championship, extending their winning streak to 21 years. 

For their first match, the Purple Cows took on the Wesleyan Cardinals using a five-court system. First on court was Haley Jefferson (#2), Abby LeBlanc (#4), Co-Captain Anna Nicholson (#5), Alex Pear (#8), and Eliza Bower (#10). All five Lady Ephs displayed strong squash winning their matches in three straight games. 

Carrying the undefeated momentum forward, Julia Ward (#1), Sarah Willwerth (#3), Mira Kamat (#6), Kathryn Wright (#7), and Adrienne Conza (#9) were ready to take on the cardinals. Willwerth and Wright had rather straightforward matches winning 3-0. Ward and Conza also won in three but their opponents put up a fight in the second a first game respectively. Meanwhile, Kamat saved a couple of match balls in the first game before losing the second game; however, she found her momentum and clinched the match in four games.

The last match of the day against Amherst use a three-court system. First on court was Ward (#1), Co-Captain Melissa Swann (#4), and Co-Captain Nicholson (#7). Ward participated in a five-game battle dropping the first game and winning the second one 15-13. Sadly, her Mammoth opponent had the upper hand and won the match in five. Co-Captain Swann had a tight first game winning 14-12. She then dropped the second game but made a comeback to win the match in four. 

Second on court was Willwerth (#3), Ng (#5), and Wright (#9). Ng and Wright had an easier time with their Mammoth opponents winning 3-0 each. Willwerth dropped the first game before finding her rhythm and playing smart squash to win the match in four. 

Last on court today was Jefferson (#2), LeBlanc (#6), and Kamat (#8). Kamat played better squash this evening winning her match 3-0. Jefferson and LeBlanc both emerged victorious despite dropping a game to their opponents. Jefferson had a close fourth game, but the freshman star was able to close the match 12-10 in the fourth. LeBlanc dropped the second game after winning her the first 12-10, but the junior had no issues fighting back and won 3-1.

On Tuesday, the Ephs will travel to Providence to take on Brown! 

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Williams

Wesleyan

Score

Winner

1

Julia Ward

Aditi Prasad

11-6, 11-9, 11-3

Williams

2

Haley Jefferson

Ananya Vir

11-5, 11-4, 11-2

Williams

3

Sarah Willwerth

Josephine Russ

11-2, 11-2, 11-1

Williams

4

Abby LeBlanc

Valeria Osorio

11-5, 11-4, 11-2

Williams

5

Anna Nicholson

Natasha Feenstra

11-6, 11-6, 11-3

Williams

6

Mira Kamat

Nina Premutico

14-12, 5-11, 11-4, 11-7

Williams

7

Kathryn Wright

Sofia Melian-Morse

11-3, 11-5, 11-6

Williams

8

Alex Pear

Annie Roach

11-4, 11-6, 11-4

Williams

9

Adrienne Conza

Emma Smith

11-9, 11-4, 11-3

Williams

10

Eliza Bower

Sydney Kim

11-1, 11-3, 11-5

Williams

 

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Williams

Amherst

Score

Winner

1

Julia Ward

Daksha Pathak

4-11, 15-13, 11-6, 9-11, 9-11

Amherst

2

Haley Jefferson

Lauren Weil

8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 12-10

Williams

3

Sarah Willwerth

Lilly Soroko

11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8

Williams

4

Melissa Swann

Caroline Conway

11-8, 9-11, 11-0, 11-8

Williams

5

Quan Ng

Riddhi Sampat

11-6, 11-6, 11-7

Williams

6

Abby LeBlanc

Pierson Klein

12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7

Williams

7

Anna Nicholson

Margaret Werner

11-7, 11-4, 17-15

Williams

8

Mira Kamat

Katherine Correia

11-6, 11-7, 11-6

Williams

9

Kathryn Wright

Keeley Osborn

11-3, 11-8, 11-3

Williams

10

Alex Pear

Jenna Finkelstein

11-5, 13-11, 11-5

Williams