Trinity Women's Squash Defeats No. 4-Ranked Yale

Trinity Women's Squash Defeats No. 4-Ranked Yale

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College Bantams won at the top-five positions in the lineup and swept the second wave to take a 7-2 victory over the visiting Yale University Bulldogs in women’s squash action this evening at Kellner Center.  Trinity, ranked No. 3 nationally but counting a 5-4 win at top-ranked Pennsylvania last week among its four wins since the latest poll, improves to 11-0, while No. 4-ranked Yale falls to 7-1.

Sophomore Anna Kimberley (Colchester, England) gave Trinity a good start with a 3-0 win in the No. 3 match, and senior Chanel Erasmus (Capetown, South Africa) added a 3-1 triumph at No. 9.  Yale senior captain Anne Harrison (Greenwich, Conn.) salvaged the first wave for the visitors with a 3-0 win at No. 6.  Rookies Raneem Sharaf (Giza, Egypt) and Karolina Holinkova (Krnov, Czech Republic) posted 3-0 win at No. 2 and No. 8, respectively, for a 4-1 Bantam lead, and junior No. 1 Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) dominated her match with an 11-0, 11-3, 11-3 win to clinch the team decision. 

Senior co-captain Ashley Tidman (Lamor-Plage, France) won, 3-1, and first-year Julia LeCoq (Cretell, France) came back from two games down to win, 3-2, at No. 4, while Bulldog junior Annie Ballaine (Brooklyn, N.Y.) pulled out a gueling five-setter to account for the 7-2 final tally.

MATCH RESULTS
1. TC- Kanzy El Defrawy d. Jenny Scherl, 11-0, 11-3, 11-3
2. TC- Raneem Sharaf d. Shihui Mao, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5
3. TC- Anna Kimberley d. Issey Norman-Ross, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6
4. TC- Julia LeCoq d. Jennifer Davis, 6-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9
5. TC- Ashley Tidman d. Shiyuan Mao, 11-9, 4-11, 11-5, 11-6
6. Y- Anne Harrison d. Salma El Defrawy, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
7. Y- Annie Ballaine d. Natalie Babjukova, 12-14, 13-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-9
8. TC- Karolina Holinkova d. Jocelyn Lehman, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
9. TC- Chanel Erasmus d. Georgia Blatchford, 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10
Trinity (Conn.) 7, Yale 2