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Women's Squash Loses to Amherst and Williams in Final Home Matches

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

By Ben Shapiro

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— Wesleyan's senior day for Laila Samy and Tatum LeClair was spoiled by Little Three rivals No. 15 Amherst and No. 11 Williams on Saturday at the Rosenbaum Squash Center, as the Cardinals fell to both schools in their final home matches of the season.  The day began with a 7-2 loss to Amherst, and after Williams defeated the Mammoths in the day's second match, the Ephs beat Wesleyan 8-1 to finish the day undefeated.

AMHERST MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In her penultimate home match, senior Laila Samy cruised at No. 1 past Haley McAtee, 11-2, 11-0, 11-4.
  • Freshman Aditi Prasad was impressive at No. 2, winning the only other point for the Cardinals in three tight games over Kim Krayacich. Prasad prevailed 11-5, 14-12, 12-10.

WILLIAMS MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Samy ended her career at the Rosenbaum Squash Center appropriately—with a win. The match was among her toughest of the season, however, as Nicole Friedman put up a spirited fight. The Wesleyan senior would eventually prevail in four games, 11-3, 11-5, 5-11, 11-4.
  • Prasad had the longest match of the day against Hayley Parsons in an up and down battle that came down to the wire. The experience of the Williams senior ended up being a key difference, as Parsons came out with the win by a score of 7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 8-11, 13-11.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will head to Boston for a match tomorrow against the University of Virginia held at MIT. The action against the No. 16 Cavaliers is slated to get underway at 3 p.m. The match will be the final competition for Wesleyan before the NESCAC Championships next weekend at Hamilton.