Kalahe Arachchige Advances to Holleran Cup North Finals

Mihiliya Kalahe Arachchige

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was another outstanding effort for rookie Mihiliya Kalahe Arachchige as she won her semifinal match in Holleran Cup B Division North play at the 2019 CSA Individual Championships. The win moves her record to 23-1 on the season.

Kalahe Arachchige squared off against Columbia's Jui Kalgutkar in this morning's semifinals. She opened the match with an 11-4 win, but Kalgutkar responded with an 11-3 victory of her own. The Lyons rookie rebounded in the final two games, winning by an 11-4, 3-11, 11-3, 11-3 score. She will now play in the Holleran North Championship match against Trinity's Akanksha Salunkhe.

That match will take place on Sunday at 11:00am on Court two at the Moses Brown School.

Mount Holyoke senior Nadindhi Udangawa was also in action on Saturday morning, playing in the consolation semifinals of the Holleran East. Despite a hard-fought effort in the opening game where she fell 12-10, Udangawa could not hold off Columbia's Jane Pincus, who won by a 12-10, 11-3, 11-4 score.

In addition to the success in today's matches, the Lyons as a team were honored by the College Squash Association as the Most Improved Team of 2018-19.

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