No. 2 Women's Squash Improves to 9-0 with Win Versus St. Lawrence

No. 2 Women's Squash Improves to 9-0 with Win Versus St. Lawrence

Hartford, Conn. – The No. 2 Trinity College women's squash team cruised to an 8-1 victory versus Saint Lawrence on Saturday afternoon at the Kellner Squash Center. With the win, the Bantams improved to 9-0 overall, while the Saints dropped their second straight to move to 2-2.

Trinity got off to a hot start, taking two of three during the first wave. Senior co-captain Ashley Tidman (Lamor-Plage, France) and first-year Karolina Holinkova (Krnov, Czech Republic) each took their matches in three games at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively.

In the second wave, first-year Julia LeCoq (Creteil, France), senior co-captain Natalie Babjukova (Prague, Czech Republic) and sophomore Alexia Echverria (San Salvador, El Salvador) all blanked their opponents for 3-0 victories to clinch the win for the Bantams. LeCoq scored a 12-10, 11-5, 11-0 triumph at No. 2 to earn her fourth win of the season for Trinity, while Babjukova and Echeverria easily handled their opponents and didn't surrender more than three points in any game.

With the match in hand, first-year Raneem Sharaf (Giza, Egypt), classmate Salma El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) and senior Chanel Erasmus (Capetown, South Africa) all recorded victories in the third wave.

Trinity will close out a weekend of play tomorrow, Jan. 18, with a neutral site contest versus Stanford on the campus Yale University. The match with the Cardinals is slated to get underway Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

No. 1 Raneem Sharif (TC) def. Jill Baker (SL), 3-0, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5
No. 2 Julia LeCoq (TC) def. Emily Terrry (SL), 3-0, 12-10, 11-5, 11-0
No. 3 Ashley Tidman (TC) def. Brigitte Tousignant (SL), 3-0, 11-8, 11-2, 11-4
No. 4 Salma El Defrawy (TC) def. Zoe Kagan (SL), 3-0, 11-3, 11-1, 11-3
No. 5 Natalie Babjukova (TC) def. Cristina de le Vega (SL), 3-0, 11-1, 11-3, 11-1
No. 6 Karolina Holinkova (TC) def. Valeria Quan Miranda (SL), 3-0, 11-2, 11-0, 11-0
No. 7 Chanel Erasmus (TC) def. Alexandra Brazo (SL), 3-0, 11-1, 11-1, 11-1
No. 8 Alexia Echeverria (TC) def. Losangela Batista (SL), 3-0, 11-2, 11-2, 11-2
No. 9 Phoebe Carlisle (TC) lost to Paige Buchanan (SL), 3-1, 6-11, 11-2, 11-4, 12-10