|Chloe Kantor allowed her Cardinal opponent to score just 10 points.|
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The bottom half of the lineup came up big as the No. 19 Tufts women's squash team edged No. 21 Wesleyan, 5-4, on the road on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos took on William Smith earlier in the day, and the busy day wrapped up their first semester of play.
With the win the Jumbos improve to 5-1 overall this season. The Cardinals fall to 2-2 with the setback.
Freshman Rachel Windreich came back after dropping the first game to pick up a four game win over Josephine Russ in the fourth position (7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7). Junior Lauren Banner won in three games for the Jumbos in the sixth position, downing Natasha Feenstra 11-9, 11-6, 11-6. Junior Chista Irani allowed her Cardinal opponent just 13 points across three games in her win, 11-8, 11-2, 11-3. Freshman Chloe Kantor had a similar match in the ninth position, allowing her Cardinal opponent just ten points in three games, winning 11-2, 11-3, 11-5.
Freshman Julie Yeung took the courts in the first position, but wasn't able to top her Cardinal opponent, Laila Samy, falling in three games. Sophomore Claire Davidson took Aditi Prasad to five games in the second position, but wasn't able to come through with a win. Junior Zarena Jafry fell in three games in the third position. Rounding out the Jumbos lineup was sophomore Catherine Shanahan in the fifth position, winning the first two games but then falling in five (2-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9).
The Jumbos completed their first semester schedule today, and will be back in action on January 11 when they travel to Stanford to take on the Cardinal.