January 12, 2009

The Panther women's squash team opened up '09 with a pair of 8-1 losses at home to Williams and Dartmouth. The Panthers turned it around the next day with 5-4 wins over Bates and Mt. Holyoke at Williams. The Panthers began the season ranked 18th nationally and have now climbed to the 15th spot with some impressive wins.

Against #11 Bates, the contest was tied at 4-4 with only the #5 match remaining, as rookie Katharyn Bostwick (New Canaan, Conn.) trailed 2-1 and battled back for a 3-2 come-from behind victory.

A few hours later, the Middlebury women found themselves deadlocked again, this time with #12 Mt. Holyoke. With the score tied at 4-4, senior Avery Tilney (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the last match remaining at #3 singles. With the match tied at 1-1, Tilney was awarded the third set due to her opponent's illness, and the won the fourth set for the 3-1 victory.

For complete match results, see: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports/womens/squash/
. Women's squash record: 10-4
. Up next: 1/16-17 @ Yale Round Robin