Trinity Women's Squash Edged By Penn At Home

Julia LeCoq won, 3-1, in the No. 3 match
Julia LeCoq won, 3-1, in the No. 3 match

Hartford, Conn. - Maria Stephen won the clinching match, 3-0, with a 17-15 victory in the third game to lead the visiting University of Pennsylvania Quakers to a 5-4 win over the Trinity College Bantams in women's squash action this afternoon at Kellner Center.  Trinity, ranked No. 6 in the nation, fall to 7-2 with its first loss in eight matches, while No. 2-ranked Penn improves to 7-1 with its third straight win. 

Trinity led, 2-1, after the first wave as sophomores Julia LeCoq (Creteil, France) and Karolina Holinkova (Krnov, Czech Republic) posted 3-1 wins at the third and sixth spots on the ladder, respectively.  The Quakers swept the middle wave to take away the momentum, however, to take a 4-2 lead.  In the third wave, Trinity senior co-captain Sachika Balvani (Mumbai, India) came through with a 3-2 win at the No. 7 position over Haida Lala and senior co-captain Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt) took an injury default victory at the top of the lineup, but Stephen finished on top in three close matches against Bantam junior Anna Kimberley (Colchester, England), 12-10, 12-10, 17-15, to clinch it for the visitors.

MATCH RESULTS
1. TC - Kanzy El Defrawy v. Reeham Salah, 1-1 (def.)
2. P – Anaka Alankamony d. Raneem Sharaf, 11-9, 12-10,11-4
3. TC - Julia LeCoq d. Yan Xin Tan, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5
4. P – Marie Stephen d. Anna Kimberly, 12-10, 12-10, 17-15
5. P – Rowaida Attia d. Salma El Defrawy, 11-9, 11-1, 5-11, 11-9
6. P – Michelle Wong d. Jenny Haley, 2-11, 11-7, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6
7. TC – Sachika Balvani d. Haidi Lala, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-6
8. P – Grace van Arkel d. Alexia Echeverria, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
9. TC - Karolina Holinkova d. Camille Lanier, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8,12-10
Pennsylvania 5, Trinity (Conn.) 4