Senior Laila Samy of the 21st-ranked Wesleyan University women’s squash team has been named a 2018 Betty Richey Award finalist—the most prestigious annual individual honor bestowed by the College Squash Association (CSA). She is joined by Princeton University’s Olivia Fiechter and Raneem Sharaf of Trinity College.
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Freshman Natasha Feenstra was the hero for the Wesleyan University women’s squash team on Sunday, winning the deciding match with the score at 4-4 to help the Cardinals defeat host Hamilton College in the seventh-place match at the NESCAC Championships. The 21st-ranked Cardinal squad was pushed to the brink by the No. 22 Continentals, but for the second time this season, Wesleyan prevailed thanks, in part, to strong play at the top of the lineup.
The Wesleyan University women’s squash team dropped a pair of matches on Day 2 of the NESCAC Championships at Hamilton College, first falling 8-1 to Little Three rival Williams before going down to Bates 7-2 later in the day. Despite the setbacks, there were some impressive individual performances from the Cardinals throughout the day against the No. 13 Ephs and No. 19 Bobcats.
The Wesleyan University women’s squash team began play at the 2018 NESCAC Championships hosted by Hamilton College with a 9-0 win over Connecticut College on Friday, advancing to the main draw. It was the third time this season that the two teams have played, and the third time Wesleyan prevailed 9-0. The seventh-seeded Cardinals were without freshman Aditi Prasad, but the rest of the roster stepped up nicely to beat the 10th-seeded Camels, despite some very close matches.
The Wesleyan University squash teams will compete at the 2018 NESCAC Championships this weekend at Hamilton College beginning Friday, Feb. 2. Both the men’s and women’s teams will play in the First Round Friday at 4:30 p.m. The men received the No. 11 seed and will square up against No. 6 Colby, while the women earned the No. 7 seed and will play No. 10 Connecticut College.
Senior Laila Samy completed an undefeated regular season on Sunday as the 21st-ranked Wesleyan University women’s squash team took on the University of Virginia in a match played at MIT. Despite her victory at the top position, the Cardinals came up short and fell to the 16th-ranked Cavaliers, 8-1.