Women's Squash Falls to Tufts, Sweeps Haverford

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

THE BASICS:

Scores:
Tufts 7, Wesleyan 2 / Wesleyan 9, Haverford 0
Records:
Wesleyan (5-5); Tufts (9-0); Haverford (1-4)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Rosenbaum Squash Center)
Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. / 3 p.m.
The Lead: The No. 24 Wesleyan University women's squash team lost to undefeated and 19th-ranked Tufts University early in the day, 7-2, but responded with a 9-0 sweep over No. 30 Haverford College later in the afternoon.

MATCH 1 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan defeated the Jumbos in the No. 1 and No. 9 positions.
  • Laila Samy '17 earned a 3-0 sweep in the top of the lineup by defeating Hannah Burns by scores of 11-5, 11-2, 11-2.
  • At the bottom of the lineup, Ale Lampietti '19 took an early 2-0 lead by scores of 11-4, 11-7, before dropping the fourth set (13-11). However, she prevailed in the final set, 11-3, to defeat Sinclair Meggitt.

MATCH 2 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wesleyan swept the No. 1 position, as well as No. 3-9.
  • Samy picked up another win as she cruised to a 3-0 sweep by scores of 11-1, 11-3, 11-0 over Isabelle Gutuacco in the No. 1 spot.
  • Abigail Smith '17 played a five-set thriller in the No. 2 spot. Trailing 2-1 in the match (9-11, 11-5, 5-11), she edged Kaitlin Reese 12-10 before claiming the win with an 11-4 victory in the decisive fifth set.
  • Annie Ferreira '17 won the No. 3 position (11-5, 11-6, 11-7), Ali Imperiale '19 claimed the No. 4 spot (11-5, 11-6, 11-9), Nina Premutico '20 took the No. 5 position (11-4, 11-6, 11-2), and Josie Russ '20 won the No. 6 spot (11-2, 11-7, 11-2).
  • In the bottom of the lineup, Tatum Leclair '18 took the No. 7 position (11-3, 11-0, 11-0), Lampietti improved to 2-0 on the day with a 3-0 sweep in the No. 8 spot (11-3, 11-0, 11-0) and Sherly Francois '20 claimed the No. 9 position (11-0, 11-2, 11-1).

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to the courts tomorrow to host No. 26 Colby at 4 p.m.

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