Women's squash sweeps pair of home matches, moves to 3-1

Eleanor Struthers '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Eleanor Struthers '22 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals defeated St. Lawrence University and Mount Holyoke College at Hamilton's Little Squash Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Continentals (3-1 overall) -- currently at No. 22 in the Dunlop College Squash Team Rankings -- posted a 7-2 victory against No. 24 St. Lawrence and edged No. 28 Mount Holyoke 5-4. Hamilton doesn't compete again until Jan. 11, 2019, when the Continentals host Franklin & Marshall College at 6 p.m.

Sydney Soloway '22, Eleanor Struthers '22, Lindsay Jadow '19 and Maddie Sakheim '22 won both their matches for Hamilton on Sunday. Soloway's result at the fifth position was the turning point in the Continentals' triumph against Mount Holyoke (7-2). She dropped the first two games, outlasted Lessly Portillo 16-14 in the fourth, and clinched the hard-fought win with an 11-6 decision.

Struthers and Jadow didn't lose a single game Sunday at the sixth and seventh positions, respectively. Sakheim nearly pulled off the same feat at the eighth position but was edged by St. Lawrence's Abigail Smith 14-12 in the third game of their match. Jean Beecher '19 defeated Mount Holyoke's Genesis Lara Granados in three games, including 13-11 in the second, at the ninth position.

Against St. Lawrence (0-2), Caitlin Stern '21 roared back from a 12-10 loss in the first game to defeat Alexandra Infante in four at the second position. Megan Grip '19 dropped her first two games at the third position against Starnisha Ramsey but won 12-10 in the third and completed the comeback by cruising in the fourth and fifth games. Liesl Guenther '21 clinched her fourth position match with an exciting 12-10 decision in the fourth game.


RESULTS

No. 22 Hamilton 7, No. 24 St. Lawrence 2
December 2, 2018
Hamilton's Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)

1. Makyla Kelley (SLU) d. Charlotte Zonis 11-8, 11-4, 14-12.
2. Caitlin Stern (H) d. Alexandra Infante 10-12, 11-7, 11-3, 11-6.
3. Megan Grip (H) d. Starnisha Ramsey 7-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-2, 11-6.
4. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Gabrielle Ahrens 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10.
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Katherine Leiva 11-1, 11-2, 11-4.
6. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Elizabeth Lasusa 11-1, 11-7, 11-5.
7. Lindsay Jadow (H) d. Lindsay Whipple 13-11, 11-4, 11-6.
8. Maddie Sakheim (H) d. Abigail Smith 11-9, 11-9, 12-14, 11-7.
9. Georgina Green (SLU) d. Jean Beecher 11-8, 11-6, 11-5.

No. 22 Hamilton 5, No. 28 Mount Holyoke 4
December 2, 2018
Hamilton's Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)

1. Mihiliya Kalahe Arachchige (MH) d. Charlotte Zonis 11-3, 11-4, 11-0.
2. Nadindhi Udangawa (MH) d. Caitlin Stern 11-13, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.
3. Ragini Ghose (MH) d. Megan Grip 11-7, 11-5, 14-12.
4. Maeve Watts-Roy (MH) d. Liesl Guenther 11-6, 11-4, 1-11, 11-9.
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Lessly Portillo 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 16-14, 11-6.
6. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Jennifer Mbah 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.
7. Lindsay Jadow (H) d. Kuzivakwashe Madungwe 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.
8. Maddie Sakheim (H) d. Tanishka Sachidanand 11-2, 11-7, 11-4.
9. Jean Beecher (H) d. Genesis Lara Granados 11-6, 13-11, 11-6.
Ex. Nicole Lara Granados (MH) d. Eleonor Wolf 11-6, 11-5, 12-10.