SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Feb. 2, 2013) - The Mount Holyoke College squash team captured its seventh consecutive Seven Sisters Championship today at the MHC Squash Courts. After battling to 9-0 and 5-4 victories against Smith College and Wellesley College, the Lyons shutout Vassar College to secure the crown. MHC entered the weekend ranked 20th in the most recent CSA National Rankings.
Mount Holyoke was followed in the final standings by 26th-ranked Wellesley (2-1), 33rd-ranked Vassar (1-2) and 36th-ranked Smith (0-3). Juniors Randima Ranaweera and Shaheen Madraswala, along with senior Kathryn Brummer represented the Lyons on the All-Tournament Team. Joining the trio was Rosemary O'Connor and Gabriella Wynne from Wellesley, Nancy Zhang and Alex Bowditch from Vassar and Jacqueline Zhou from Smith.
There were a number of strong performances throughout the day as several achieved a perfect 3-0 record on the day. Mount Holyoke saw four players record a perfect mark, including Ranaweera, first year Sherouk Khefagy, Madraswala and Brummer. For Wellesley, Alexandra Spiliakos and Haley Vasquez both went undefeated on the day.
The Lyons (8-7) are back in action on Wednesday when they host 16th-ranked Amherst at 6pm. Wellesley (6-13) hosts 25th-ranked Tufts on Tuesday at 7pm, while Vassar (6-8) and Smith are idle till next Friday, when they compete at the Division III Nationals, hosted by Bowdoin.
Mount Holyoke (3-0)
Match 1: Mount Holyoke def. Smith, 9-0 (Boxscore)
Match 2: Wellesley def. Vassar, 9-0 (Boxscore)
Match 3: Vassar def. Smith, 6-3 (Boxscore)
Match 4: Mount Holyoke def. Wellesley, 5-4 (Boxscore)
Match 5: Mount Holyoke def. Vassar, 9-0 (Boxscore)
Match 6: Wellesley def. Smith, 8-1 (Boxscore)
(Featured in photo above)
Randima Ranaweera, Mount Holyoke
Shaheen Madraswala, Mount Holyoke
Kathryn Brummer, Mount Holyoke
Rosemary O'Connor, Wellesley
Gabriella Wynne, Wellesley
Nancy Zhang, Vassar
Alex Bowditch, Vassar
Jacqueline Zhou, Smith