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No. 8 Wesleyan Defeats No. 7 Hamilton at NESCAC Championships, 5-4

Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

HARTFORD, Conn. – The No. 8 seeded Wesleyan University women's squash team defeated No. 7 Hamilton, 5-4, in the Seventh Place match on the final day of the 2019 NESCAC Championships hosted by Trinity College.

The Cardinals went 2-2 in the tournament to finish seventh for the second consecutive season and third time overall. They improved to 7-10 on the season, while the Continentals dropped to 9-7.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan picked up wins in the No. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9 spots.
  • At the top of the lineup, Aditi Prasad swept Charlotte Zonis (11-7, 11-5, 11-4), and Ananya Vir rallied from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Megan Grip in four sets in the No. 2 position (7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-4).
  • Nina Premutico and Natasha Feenstra swept the No. 4 and 5 courts, respectively.  
  • In the No. 9 spot, Annie Roach prevailed in a tough four-set match over Jean Beecher. She won by scores of 11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5.
  • Of Wesleyan's four losses, two went four sets and one went five.
  • Sofia Melian-Morse rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the No. 8 spot with back-to-back wins of 12-10, 11-8, but Maddie Sakheim took the match with an 11-9 win in the fifth set.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are off next weekend and will return to action Friday, Feb. 22 for the three-day CSA National Team Championships. Wesleyan and Trinity will serve as co-hosts, marking the first-time ever that the women's national team championship will be hosted by non-Ivy League schools. The Cardinals will have an opportunity to showcase their new Club Locker scoreboards system, which provides live scoring, on a national stage.