By Ben Shapiro
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — No. 17 Dickinson defeated No. 21 Wesleyan, 7-2, in the semifinals of the CSA National Championships "C" Division Walker Cup on Saturday, beating the Cardinals for the second time this season on their way to the divisional finals tomorrow. With the loss, Wesleyan moves into the third-place playoff.
- Senior Laila Samy cruised over Hedvika Suchankova, 11-2, 11-4, 11-5 at No. 1. Samy's dual match career will conclude on Sunday, and so far this season she has yet to drop a match in team competition.
- At No. 4, sophomore Josie Russ earned the other point for Wesleyan. The two-sport athlete, who will soon transition to lacrosse for the spring season, was extremely solid in a three-game win, topping Nicole LeDuca, 11-2, 11-9, 11-1.
- Freshman Ananya Vir played in the closest match of the day, going down in the first two games before battling back to push Eloise Nimoityn to a fifth game, where Dickinson would eventually prevail, 11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 5-11, 11-5.
- Wesleyan's dual match season will conclude tomorrow in the Walker Cup third-place match, where they will take on NESCAC foe Tufts for the second time this season. Back on Dec. 2, the No. 18 Jumbos won a 5-4 contest. Tomorrow's match, hosted at Harvard University, is set to begin at 9 a.m.