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20th-Ranked Cardinals Cruise Past No. 25 Hamilton, 7-2

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

By Ben Shapiro

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Wesleyan University women's squash team earned its second straight victory on Sunday afternoon at the Rosenbaum Squash Center with a 7-2 win over No. 25 Hamilton. The 20th-ranked Cardinals won the top seven matches, bringing their season record to 5-3 while the Continentals drop to 2-5.


  • Laila Samy '18 was nearly untouchable, dropping just two points at No. 1 in an 11-1, 11-0, 11-1 win over Rafi Ouro Agoy.
  • Freshman Ananya Vir cruised at No. 3 over Megan Grip, and fellow first-year Aditi Prasad had a similarly straightforward match in her win over Charlotte Zonis at No. 2.
  • Nina Premutico '20 was solid at No. 6 in her win over Liesl Guenther, winning by scores of 11-7, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9.
  • Senior captain Tatum LeClair overcame a two-game deficit to come all the way back against Katherine Gamer, making some impressive adjustments during the match to eventually prevail 9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5.


  • The women will host No. 29 Bates on Wednesday, January 17th at 6 p.m. before a busy weekend with five matches. On Friday, January 19th they'll travel to Amherst to play Haverford and Dickinson, then will return to Middletown to play Bowdoin on Saturday, January 20th. Rounding out the weekend will be two more matches at Amherst, against Connecticut College and St. Lawrence.