The Middlebury women's squash team, the No. 6 seed in the Kurtz Cup (B Division) this past weekend, posted a 1-2 mark during the event hosted by Princeton. The Panthers, ranked 14th nationally, battled 11th-ranked George Washington in a quarterfinal match on Friday before falling by a 6-3 score to the eventual champions.
A pair of players from the Middlebury College women’s squash team have been named to the 2014 NESCAC All-Conference teams. Senior Abby Jenkins (Latham, N.Y.) and junior Charlotte Dewey (Greenwich, Conn.) were both selected to the first team for their work on the court. Middlebury concluded the season with a team record of 9-9, finished third at the NESCAC Championship and ended the campaign ranked 15th nationally.
The Middlebury women's squash team has earned the No. 6 seed in the Kurtz Cup (B Division) for the upcoming Team Nationals this weekend hosted by Princeton. The Panthers, ranked 14th nationally, will battle 11th-ranked George Washington in a quarterfinal match on Friday, February 21st at 5:00 p.m. Middlebury enters the weekend with an 8-7 overall record, while George Washington sports an 11-8 mark.
Middlebury College women's squash player Abby Jenkins (Latham, N.Y.) has been named the College Squash Association's Player of the Week. Last weekend, the senior co-captain won the inaugural Division III Individual Invitational at Bowdoin. Jenkins defeated Nicole Feshbach (Williams), Ericka Robertson (Amherst) and teammate Zoe Carey to reach the finals.
Abby Jenkins captured the inaugural Division III Singles Invitational hosted by Bowdoin College. She entered the 32-person bracket ranked third, breezing through the tourney with just one game lost. Jenkins defeated Randima Ranaweera of Mt. Holyoke 11-5, 11-8 and 11-9 to win the “A” division singles title.
Four members of the Middlebury women's squash team will represent the Panthers at the 2014 College Squash Association (CSA) Division III Individual Invitational Tournament this weekend. Abby Jenkins, Charlotte Dewey, Saskia Pownall-Gray and Tiffany Hau will all compete at this weekend's event.
The Middlebury women's squash team finished in third place overall at the NESCAC Tournament with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Williams at Hamilton. The team improved to 8-7 with the victory and will return to action at the singles nationals taking place from February 6-9.
The Panther women’s squash team moved into the semifinal round of the NESCAC Tournament before falling to top-seeded Trinity. Middlebury earned a bye in the first round, before earning a 7-2 victory over the host school from Hamilton in the quarters. The Panthers return to play on Sunday in the back draw.
Fifth-seeded Middlebury will be in pursuit of a conference title this weekend when the three-day 2014 NESCAC Women’s Squash Championship begins on Friday. An institution other than Trinity will be hosting the championship for the first time in the history of the event, as Hamilton’s Little Squash Center will serve as the host for this year’s championship bracket matches, while select consolation matches will take place at Colgate’s Huntington Gymnasium.
The Middlebury women’s squash team went 1-3 over the weekend at the Yale Round Robin Tournament. The 16th-ranked Panthers opened with a 7-2 win over its only Division III opponent, #18 Franklin & Marshall. Middlebury then took on the fifth-ranked team in the nation, falling by a score of 9-0 to Yale.
The 17th-ranked Middlebury women’s squash team played two road matches over the weekend, coming up on the short end of contests with Williams and Drexel. Saturday’s match saw #15 Williams slip by the Panthers 5-4, while 14th-ranked Drexel came out on the right side of a 6-3 contest on Sunday. Zoe Carey and Katie Dewey each picked up a pair of wins for Middlebury.
The Middlebury women’s squash team won its fifth straight match to improve to 5-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory over 18th-ranked Amherst in their final home contest of the season. The #17 Panthers return to action on Saturday and Sunday at Williams and Drexel.
The Middlebury College squash team dominated from the top-to-bottom of the ladder on Saturday, posting a 9-0 victory over Mount Holyoke College at the MHC Squash Courts. With the victory, the Panthers have now won four straight and improve to 4-1 overall.
The Middlebury women’s squash team got off to a great start in its new facility, picking up three victories over the weekend. The 17th-ranked Panthers opened play on Saturday with a 9-0 victory over #23 Colby. Later in the day, Middlebury earned a 7-2 win over #19 Bowdoin. Sunday’s opponent was more of a challenge as the Panthers edged #24 St. Lawrence, 5-4.
The Panther women’s squash team opened up its season with a 5-4 road loss at Hamilton. Middlebury entered the match ranked 12th nationally, while the Continentals held down the 20th spot. Slots 3-5 saw Middlebury win in three games, while Hamilton did the same at 7-9. The other contests went five games, with Middlebury’s Abby Jenkins picking up a 3-2 win at #1 singles.
The squash center officially opened on Saturday, October 26th on homecoming weekend. At the opening reception, President Liebowitz said the spectacular, nine-court facility – and the new Field House under construction – are the first buildings in the history of the College to be fully funded by donors.
Middlebury's new squash facility is coming along nicely as the summer comes to an end. The building is expected to open in mid-October, with nine new squash courts as well as an impressive full glass front lobby. Check out the photo gallery below for some recent photos.