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No. 21 Wesleyan Drops Season-Opener to No. 3 Trinity, 7-2

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

HARTFORD, Conn. – Laila Samy '18 and Sherly Francois '20 of the 21st-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team each won their respective matches but the Cardinals fell to No. 3 Trinity College in the 2017-18 season-opener, 7-2.

Wesleyan is 0-1 following its season-opening loss while the Bantams improve to 3-0.


  • Samy, a three-time First Team All-American, claimed her first match of the season as she defeated Julia LeCoq in the No. 1 spot by scores of 11-9, 12-10, 11-9.
  • After a stellar first-year, Francois started off her sophomore campaign strong as she held off a rally by Josie Fitzgerald in the No. 9 position to claim a thrilling five-set match 11-3, 11-7, 7-11, 10-12, 11-5.
  • The Bantams swept the No. 2-8 spots.


  • Wesleyan is back in action Friday, Dec. 1 and will host William Smith in its home-opener beginning at 6:30 p.m.