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No. 8 Wesleyan Falls to No. 9 Colby, 7-2 at NESCAC Championships

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

Courtesy of Amherst Athletic Communication

AMHERST, Mass. – Day one action at the 2017 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship featured two top-seed victories and one upset at the Davenport Squash Courts on the campus of Amherst College. Colby, Tufts and Bowdoin earned the right to advance to Saturday's quarterfinal round.

Complete Results & Schedule

Ninth-seeded Colby College (8-13) posted seven victories, including five 3-0 results, to upset No. 8 Wesleyan (9-8) with a 7-2 win. Colby advances to the quarterfinals to face top-seeded Trinity beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, while Wesleyan moves into the consolation bracket and is slated to face Hamilton and Connecticut College at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., respectively, at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

No. 6 Tufts (14-3) dispatched No. 11 Connecticut College (5-12) in a 9-0 sweep. The Jumbos logged 3-0 match wins on six of the nine courts, while the Camels took a set each in the first, fifth and ninth spots. Tufts is set to battle No. 3 Middlebury on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., while Connecticut College will play Wesleyan and Hamilton in consolation action at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, at Smith College.

No. 7 Bowdoin (5-8) and No. 10 Hamilton (3-11) wrapped up first round competition. The Polar Bears registered an 8-1 win over the Continentals to advance to the quaterfinals where they will face No. 2 Williams at 9:30 a.m. Hamilton moves to the consolation bracket where it will vie for fifth place with matchups against Wesleyan at 9 a.m. and Connecticut College at 3 p.m.

The final 2017 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship Quarterfinal contest will feature fourth-seeded Bates College and fifth-seeded Amherst College beginning at 8 a.m. after both teams received first round byes.

Day One Results

No. 9 Colby College def. No. 8 Wesleyan University, 7-2
No. 6 Tufts University def. No. 11 Connecticut College, 9-0
No. 7 Bowdoin College def. No. 10 Hamilton College, 8-1