Middlebury

Women's Squash Blanks Mount Holyoke

January 11, 2014

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 home-standing Lyons saw their four-game win streak halted and are now 5-3 on the season.

Middlebury jumped out of the gate quickly, grabbing decisive wins in the #4, #6 and #8 match for a 3-0 lead. Tiffany Hau defeated Elyse Taylor, 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-4) in the fourth position, while Zoe Carey downed MHC's Sanjna Merchant, 3-0 (11-1, 11-5, 11-2) in the sixth slot.

Katie Dewey earned the first victory of the afternoon for Middlebury with a 3-0 (11-3, 11-1, 11-3) win over MHC’s Catherine Ryanin the eighth position.

In the second position, Mount Holyoke’s Katrina Intal battled from a 2-0 deficit to win the third game, but ultimately fell, 3-1 (8-11, 6-11, 13-11, 5-11) to Charlotte Dewey.

The Panthers continued to dominate as the action shifted to the other half of the ladder. Anne Wymard recorded a 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-6) win over Samantha Rosado in the third position, while Saskia Pownall-Gray took down Lyons Allison Shilling, 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-6) in the fifth spot.

Mount Holyoke looked to salvage a point late in the match as Middlebury’s Abby Jenkins took on Lyon Randima Ranaweera. Ranaweera jumped out to the early 1-0 lead in the match, battling to a 15-13 opening victory, but Jenkins proved too much as the Middlebury number one pulled out wins of 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 to take the match by a 3-1 margin.

Middlebury is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Amherst at 4:00 p.m.

Middlebury def.  Mt. Holyoke College    9-0

Jan. 11, 2014

1. MIDD Abby Jenkins def. mhc R. Ranaweera

(13), 7, 6, 4

2. MIDD Charlotte Dewey def. mhc K. Intal

8, 6, (11), 5

3. MIDD Annie Wymard def. mhc S. Rosado

2, 3, 6

4. MIDD Tiffany Hau def. mhc E. Taylor

2, 2, 4

5. MIDD Saskia Pownall-Gray def. mhc A. Shilling

2, 2, 6

6. MIDD Zoe Carey def. mhc S. Merchant

1, 5, 2

7. MIDD Amanda Chen def. mhc X. Fei

6, 0, 4

8. MIDD Katie Dewey def.mhc C. Ryan

3, 1, 3

9. MIDD Audrey Ellen def. mhc A. Sanchez

3, (7), 2, 2