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Trinity Women's Squash Beaten At Home By Top-Ranked Harvard

Lakeesha Rarere '20
Lakeesha Rarere '20

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantams suffered an 8-1 defeat to the top-ranked Harvard University Crimson in women's squash action this evening at Kellner Center.  Trinity, ranked No. 3 in the nation, falls to 11-2 entering the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships this weekend at Wesleyan University.  The Crimson improve to 11-0.  

Senior co-captain Vanessa Raj (Penang, Malaysia) provided the Trinity highlight with a 3-1 win over Harvard's Amina Yousry at No. 4 on the ladder.  Raj dropped the first game, 14-12, but won the next three with relative ease, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4.  Harvard won both matches that went the distance.  Eleonore Evans outlasted Bantam sophomore Nadiia Usenko (Kiev, Ukraine), 3-2, after Usenko had won the first two games, 11-5, and, 11-2, in the No. 5 spot.  Trinity rookie Nanna Carleke (Karlskrona, Sweden) went up, 2-0, on Harvard's Hannah Craig in the No. 7 position, but lost the next three.

MATCH RESULTS
1. H- Gina Kennedy d. Min Jie Teh 7-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
2. H- Amelia Henley d. Akanksha Salunke, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4
3. H- Hana Moatz d. Sarahi Lopez, 11-7, 11-2, 11-3
4.TC- Vanessa Raj d. Amina Yousry, 12-14, 11-6 11-7, 11-4
5. H- Eleonore Evans d. Nadiia Usenko 5-11, 2-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8
6. H- Madeleine Chai d. Lakeesha Rarere, 11-8, 11-9, 11-13, 14-12
7. H- Hannah Craig d. Nanna Carleke, 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-2
8. H- Evie Coxon d. Habiba Dawood, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-3
9. H- Charlotte Orcutt d. Lily Taylor-French, 11-3, 14-12, 11-7
Harvard 8, Trinity (Conn.) 1