Wesleyan Defeats No. 26 Williams Smith, Falls to No. 16 Bates

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

THE BASICS: 

Scores: Wesleyan 5, William Smith 4 / Bates 6, Wesleyan 3
Records: Wesleyan (2-2); William Smith (6-4); Bates (5-1)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Rosenbaum Squash Center)
Date: Saturday, December 3
Time:  11 a.m. / 2 p.m.
The Lead: The No. 24 Wesleyan University women's squash team defeated No. 26 William Smith College 5-4 Saturday in its first match of the day, but fell short to No. 16 Bates College 6-3 in Day 1 of the Wesleyan Round Robin.

WILLIAM SMITH MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan claimed positions one, two, four, five and seven.
  • In the top of the lineup, Laila Samy '18 swept Gabrielle Fraser by scores of 11-4, 11-4 and 11-1, and Abigail Smith '17 took the No. 2 position in a five-set thriller against Michaelann Denton, 11-2, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8.
  • Ali Imperiale '19 edged Delaney Teceno by scores of 13-11, 11-8 and 12-10 in the No. 4 spot.
  • In the No. 5 position, Josephine Russ '20 took a 3-1 victory over Djenba Ballo by marks of 11-8, 11-6, 7-11 and 11-8.
  • Freshman Nina Premutico swept the No. 7 position against Stacy Maceda, 11-4, 11-9 and 11-6.

BATES MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan won the No. 1, No. 7 and No. 9 spots.
  • Samy went 2-0 on the day as she swept Kristyna Alexova in the top spot by scores of 11-2, 11-5, 11-8.
  • The No. 7 spot featured a five-set thriller as Nina Premutico '20 edged Katie Bull, 3-2. With back-to-back 11-9 wins, Premutico took a 2-0 lead in the match but Bull responded with wins of 11-7 and 11-5 to force a decisive fifth set. Premutico walked away victorious with an 11-8 win to claim the match.
  • Sofia Melian-Morse '20 swept Nubia Beasley-Bartee in the No. 9 position by scores of 11-3, 11-9, 11-2.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan takes on Dickinson tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. to wrap up the three-day Round Robin Tournament in the Rosenbaum Squash Center.

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