Anckermann and Hettiarachchi Fare Well at WSCA Invidiuals

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (March 4, 2007) - Two Mount Holyoke Squash Players competed in the WCSA Individual Championships this past weekend, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

Sophomore Pam Anckermann lost both of her matches to competitors from game, 3-0 (6-9, 1-9, 3-9 and 3-9, 7-9, 1-9). Despite her unfortunate lossses, Anckermann fininshed among the top 30 women squash players in America. Sophomore Menusha Hettiarachchi competed in the Holleran Cup. She defeated Victoria Barba of Tufts, 3-0 (9-5, 9-2, 9-0) in the first round. However, Hettiarachchi suffered a close 2-3 defeat to an opponent from Middlebury (4-9, 6-9, 9-4, 9-6, 5-9) and a 1-3 lost against a player from Cornell in the double-elimination bracket. Hettiarachchi's impressive performanced this weekend earned her a place among the top 50 women squash players in the country.