HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite a number of strong performances, the Mount Holyoke College squash team could not overcome a dominant Trinity College, falling 9-0 to the Bantams on Wednesday evening. Trinity, the second-ranked team in the nation, is now 1-0. The Lyons, who are #28 currently, suffer their first loss of the season and are now 5-1 overall.
The match, which utilized a three-court system, saw a number of solid efforts by MHC. Rookie Mihiliya Kalahe Arachchige put forth a strong match against Karla Dominguez from the top of the ladder, falling 11-9, 11-4, 11-5. From two, Min Jie Teh bested Lyons' senior Nadhindhi Udangawa, 11-6, 11-3, 11-3, while from three senior Ragini Ghose suffered a tough 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 loss to Trinity's Vanessa Raj.
The Lyons, who played hard throughout the match, are now idle until Saturday when they travel to Amherst for an 11am neutral-site match against Northeastern. MHC then travels to Hamilton College on Sunday, taking on the Continentals at 2pm, followed by a neutral match against St. Lawrence at 4pm.