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Squash teams find success in two weekend matches up north

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Contributing Writer
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The No. 14 men’s and No. 8 women’s squash teams both took on Bowdoin and Bates this weekend, looking to get on the right track after tough losses to perennial-powerhouse Trinity last week.  It was a successful weekend, as both squads got moving in the right direction.

The men’s team opened the weekend by beating No. 13 Bowdoin, 5-4. But after making the short drive from Bowdoin to Bates, the team fell, 6-3, to No. 11 Bates.  In this well-played match, the Bears lost two heart-breaking tiebreakers, which proved to be the difference.  On the weekend, both Adrian Leanza ’11 and Chris Holter ’13 won both of their matches for the Bears.

Overall, it was a very successful weekend for the women’s team, as they beat No. 13 Bowdoin, 9-0, and No. 12 Bates, 7-2.  On the weekend, eight Bears, Sarah Beresford ’13, Nikoo Fadaifard ’12, Erika Kohnen ’12, Sarah Roberts ’10, Kali Schellenberg ’10, Sophie Scherl ’11, Lydia Smith ’13 and Carolyn Tilney ’11, won both of their matches.

The Bears next home match is Feb. 6 when they take on No. 3 Yale and No. 22 George Washington at the Pizzitola Center.

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