Hartford, Conn. – The No. 2 Trinity College women's squash team blanked No. 9 Columbia, 9-0, on Friday afternoon at the Kellner Squash Center. With the win, the Bantams improve to a perfect 6-0 overall and they've won 11 straight matches dating back to last season's College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship run. The visiting Lions fell to 3-2 on the year with the loss and dropped their first road match this season.
Trinity was dominant for the second home match in a row, winning eight of their nine matches in three games. Junior Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt), first-year Raneem Sharaf (Giza, Egypt), sophomore Anna Kimberley (Colchester, England), senior co-captain Ashley Tidman (Lamor-Plage, France) and first-year Julia LeCoq (Creteil, France) all won their matches, 3-0, at No. 1-5, respectively. Sharaf and LeCoq each won their second consecutive matches in collegiate play, while Tidman, El Defrawy and Kimberley all remained undefeated this winter.
The other Bantams to score victories were first-year Salma El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt), first-year Karolina Holinkova (Krnov, Czech Republic), senior Chanel Erasmus (Capetown, South Africa) and sophomore Alexia Echeverria (San Salvador, El Salvador).
Trinity returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 13, with a road contest versus Drexel that will get underway at 4:00 p.m.
TRINITY 9, COLUMBIA 0
No. 1 Kanzy El Defrawy (T) def. Colette Sultana, 3-0, 11-1, 11-2, 11-0
No. 2 Raneem Sharaf (T) def. Catherine Jenkins, 3-0, 11-3, 11-1, 11-2
No. 3 Anna Kimberley (T) def. Maya Patel, 3-0, 11-0, 11-2, 11-4
No. 4 Ashley Tidman (T) def. Aisha Maity, 3-0, 11-9, 11-7, 11-2
No. 5 Julia LeCoq (T) def. Reyna Pacheco, 3-0, 11-1, 11-2, 11-5
No. 6 Salma El Defrawy (T) def. Leah Barnet, 3-1, 11-2, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4
No. 7 Karolina Holinkova (T) def. Addie Fulton, 3-0, 11-4, 11-6, 11-4
No. 8 Chanel Erasmus (T) def. Kaite Calihan, 3-0, 11-4, 11-1, 11-9
No. 9 Alexia Echeverria (T) def. Jamie Pawlik, 3-0, 11-4, 11-1, 11-7