|Diya Sanghi recorded an 11-6, 11-2, 11-0 win at #6|
CAMBRIDGE – The Tufts University women's squash team played impressively in a 9-0 NESCAC win over Connecticut College on Sunday at Harvard.
The Jumbos won all nine matches in straight games including four in which they gave up 10 points or less. Tufts improved to 4-4 with the victory, stopping a two-game slide. The loss dropped Connecticut College to a 1-6 record.
Junior co-captain and #1 player Claire Davidson and freshman Diya Sanghi at #6 had the most thorough victories for Tufts. In the top match, Davidson rolled past the Camels' Davis Lemay 11-5, 11-0, 11-3. Sanghi for Tufts also lost just eight points in her match against Liliana Vazquez 11-6, 11-2, 11-0.
At #2, Tufts sophomore Julie Yeung also won convincingly 11-5, 11-2, 11-2 against Conn's Margaret Davey. Sophomore Chloe Kantor was nearly as strong for Tufts surrendering 10 points in an 11-6, 11-1, 11-3 seventh-match victory. Freshman Megan Chen likewise won decisively at #3 (11-8, 11-1,11-2).
The most hard-fought match was #9 where Tufts senior Sahana Karthik won the first game 15-13 over Phoebe Pliakas-Smith, but then settled in for 11-6 and 11-2 wins to take the match. The eighth match between Tufts' Chista Irani and Conn's Birgitta Quinn also had a 15-13 score in the middle, sandwiched between a pair of 11-3 wins by Irani.
Tufts travels to Providence on Monday for a match against Dickinson to be played at Brown University. The Camels next host Mount Holyoke on Tuesday.