SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – The Mount Holyoke College squash team opened up senior day with a 2-7 loss over Hamilton College on Sunday. With the win, the COntinentals improver to 4-5, while the Lyons fall to 4-6.
In the first match of the day against Hamilton, the Lyons put up a fight, but fell 2-7. Action kicked off in the first round with junior Megan Grip (Wellesley, Mass./Dana Hall School) earning a 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-5) victory over Emily Chang (Carmichael, Calif./Mira Loma) at the three spot. Senior Katherine Bauer (Cambridge, Mass./St. George's School (R.I.)) then picked up an 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 win from the six, before junior Lindsay Jadow (New York, N.Y./Nichols School) won 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 at the ninth spot in the ladder to go up 3-0.
Mount Holyoke covered some ground in the second round as junior Ragini Ghose (Dubai/Millfield School) came from behind to take down junior Charlotte Zonis (New Canaan, Conn./Milton Academy (Mass.)) 3-5 (2-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5) from the two spot to make it 3-1 in faver of the Continentals. At the five and eights spots, first year Caitlin Stern (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich Academy) and Danielle Reisley (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter School) extended the lead, each picking up wins to make it 5-1.
Both senior Grace Munschauer (Buffalo, N.Y./Nichols School) and first year Liesl Guenther (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Paul's School (N.H.)) also had wins from the fourth and seventh spot in the ladder. Senior Brandy Williamson (New York, N.Y./Thurgood Marshall Academy) played well at the top of the ladder, earning a 4-1 (11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8) win over Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy (New Haven, Conn./Hill Regional Career H.S.), but Hamilton took the first match of the day 7-2.
Mount Holyoke will face the Saints at 2:00pm.