MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The ninth-seeded Wesleyan University women's squash team defeated 11th-seeded Connecticut College, 5-4, but fell to 10th-seeded Tufts University, 5-4, in the consolation round of the 2016 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship Saturday at the Rosenbaum Squash Center.
WESLEYAN VS CONN. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
- The Cardinals, ranked No. 23 in the nation, edged the 27th-ranked Camels in their morning match as they improved to 5-10 overall. With the loss, Conn. College dropped to 6-15 in dual-matches.
- Laila Samy '18 continues to excel for Wesleyan and swept the No. 1 position easily, cruising to scores of 11-1, 11-0, 11-0.
- Wesleyan also earned 3-0 sweeps in the No. 5, 6 and 7 positions. Abigail Smith '17 took the No. 5 spot with scores of 11-4, 11-3, 11-7, while Ali Imperiale '19 took the No. 6 position by marks of 12-10, 11-8, 11-5, and Annie Ferreira '17 grabbed a win in the No. 7 spot with scores of 12-10, 11-0, 11-3.
- Ellen Paik '16 was down 2-0 in her match, but responded with three consecutive wins (11-5, 11-6, 12-10) to claim the No. 9 position.
WESLEYAN VS TUFTS HIGHLIGHTS
- Wesleyan was edged by the 25th-ranked Jumbos in its second match of the day, 5-4, as the team dropped to 5-11 overall and was eliminated from the conference tournament. Tufts improved to 8-7.
- Samy was once again victorious as she took the No. 1 position over Paget Stanco by scores of 11-6, 11-0, 11-3.
- Tufts claimed the No. 2-6 positions, while the Cardinals won all three matches in the bottom of the lineup.
- Ferreira, Lampietti and Paik all finished 2-0 on the day. Ferreira took the No. 7 position (8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-6), Lampietti won from the No. 8 spot (12-10, 13-11, 7-11, 12-10), and Paik claimed the No. 9 position (11-4, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9).
- The Cardinals return to the court Saturday, Feb. 13 and will host Tufts once again. The match is scheduled for 12 p.m.