Brown Stops Squash, 6-3
AMHERST, Mass. (Jan. 20, 2009) – The Mount Holyoke College women’s squash team suffered a 6-3 setback versus Brown University today at the Davenport Courts on the campus of Amherst College. It was Brown’s (2-4) third straight win over the Lyons.
Senior Pamela Anckermann, sophomore Vidushi Gurunada and junior Laura Robinson each grabbed wins for the Lyons, who fell to 8-4 on the year. Anckermann and Gurunada cruised to shutout victories at the numbers one and two spots, respectively. Meanwhile, Robinson held on for a 3-2 triumph at the number three position.
Senior Menusha Hettiarachchi nearly defeated Sarah Roberts in the number eight contest. After dropping the first two games, she rebounded to take the next two before falling 9-5 in the deciding fifth frame.
Mount Holyoke (8-4) will return to action this weekend, when it hosts the Mount Holyoke College / Smith College Invitational. The tournament will begin on Friday and run through Sunday on the campuses of Mount Holyoke, Smith and Amherst. Over the past two seasons, the Lyons have posted a perfect 9-0 mark at the event. They went 5-0 last winter after winning all four of their contests in 2007.