The Colonials head into Thanksgiving week after a slew of strong performances over the weekend:
-GW split a weekend doubleheader with a loss to No. 15 Bates before stunning No. 9 Penn at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center to improve the squad's record to 4-1.
-Freshmen Ahmed Abdel-Latif, James Reiss, Reid Breck and senior Omar Sobhy earned GW's wins in the 5-4 loss to Bates on Saturday.
-The Colonials overcame a 4-3 deficit to defeat No. 9 Penn with victories by Breck, Abdel-Latif, Sobhy, Reiss and senior Islam El-Fiky.
-Reiss went the distance in his No. 4 match to clinch the upset.
-The Colonials upset No. 12 Bates but fell to No. 5 Penn to split a pair of matches on Saturday at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center.
-Key victories by junior Maya Nair, freshman Sarah Allen and sophomore Adriana Calderon at matches 7-9 put GW in good position to upset the No. 12 ranked Bates.
-Freshman Alexa Tzarnas' five-set win at No. 5 put the Colonials just one win away from taking the match.
-A victory by freshman Anna Gabriela Porras at No. 1 solidified the Colonial's clinch.
-GW dropped the nightcap, 9-0, to No. 5 ranked Penn and is now 2-1 on the young season.
-The GW women finished eighth out of 19 teams at the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on Saturday in Van Cortland Park in the Bronx to end the fall season.
-Senior Heather Stevens crossed the finish line first for the Colonials with a time of 18:43 on the 5,000-meter course, earning her an impressive 8th place out of 177 runners.
-Seniors Juliana Stern and Julia Weir put forth top-50 efforts with 21st (19:11) and 26th (19:18) place finishes, respectively.