|Julie Yeung was one of nine Jumbos to win on Saturday.|
HARTFORD, Conn. – In their second match of the NESCAC Championship the Tufts women's squash team rebounded and picked up a commanding 9-0 win over Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The fifth-seeded Jumbos fell to fourth-seeded Amherst earlier in the day, but then collected the win over eighth-seeded Wesleyan in consolation play.
With the win the Jumbos are now 9-6 this season. They will face off with sixth-seeded Bates in their last match of consolation play on Sunday at 9:30 am to wrap up NESCAC Championship play.
Six of nine Jumbos won in three games. Junior captain Claire Davidson played one of the closer matches of the day in the top spot, taking on Aditi Prasad. Davidson won the first game 11-4, but Prasad took the second 11-8. Davidson then collected 11-3 and 11-6 wins to claim a point for the Jumbos.
Senior Zarena Jafry also saw her match go to four games as she took on Nina Premutica in the fourth position. Jafry won the first game 11-5 and then Premutica evened things at one with an 11-8 win in the second game. In the third game Jafry squeaked out a win in extra points, 13-11, and then she earned an 11-4 win in the fourth game. Senior captain Chista Irani was the last Jumbo to have a four-game match, as she took on Annie Roach in the ninth position. Irani won the first two games, 11-7 and 11-5. Roach collected an 11-7 win in the third game to keep herself alive, but Irani ended it with an 11-7 win in the fourth game.
Sophomore Julie Yeung needed just three games to win over Ananya Vir in the second spot (11-2, 11-9, 11-4). In the third position freshman Megan Chen collected a three-game win over Josie Russ (11-1, 11-9, 11-8). Junior Catherine Shanahan faced off with Natasha Feenstra in the fifth spot and she won, 11-7, 11-3, 11-5. Sophomore Rachel Windreich took on Ale Lampiette in the sixth spot and needed just three games to pick up a win (11-4, 11-6, 11-7). Rookie Diya Sanghi faced off with Ali Imperiable in the seventh spot and won 11-5, 11-6, 11-6. Rounding out the Jumbos lineup was sophomore Chloe Kantor collected a win over Sofia Melian-Morse in the eighth position (11-6, 11-3, 11-9).
The Jumbos are back in action on Sunday morning when they wrap up tournament play with a consolation match against Bates at 9:30 am.