No. 12 GW Women's Squash Sweeps Weekend Competition, Improves to 4-4
Colonials Win 26 of 27 Matches in Trio of Wins Over Ranked Opponents
Jan. 19, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - The No. 12-ranked George Washington women's squash team defeated three ranked opponents, won 26 out of 27 matches and evened its overall record to 4-4 as it swept a trio of weekend matches in Massachusetts.
GW (4-4) opened its weekend on Friday night against No. 21 Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, Mass. The Colonials had little trouble against the Lyons, winning all matches in straight sets en route to a 9-0 victory.
Freshman Brenne Flynn played her first career match at No. 1 on the ladder and easily dispatched of her opponent, 11-4, 11-6, 11-2.
Other notable performances from Friday include sophomore Eunice Tan yielding just six total points on the way to a 11-2, 11-2, 11-2 win at No. 7 and sophomore Alexa Tzarnas and freshman Mehak Chawla allowing just eight points in respective victories at No. 6 and No. 7.
The momentum carried into Saturday as the Colonials upset No. 10-ranked Bates College, 8-1, in Amherst, Mass., with five of nine victories coming in straight sets.
Sophomore Anna Gabriela Porras won a marathon five-set match over Nessrine Arrifin at No. 1. Three of the five sets extended to extra points, including back-to-back 17-15 victories for Porras in the third and fourth which forced a decisive fifth frame. Porras ended up completing the comeback for the 10-12, 9-11, 17-15, 17-15, 11-6 victory.
On Sunday, the Colonials concluded their perfect weekend with a 9-0 blanking of No. 18 Amherst. Seven of the nine victories came in straight sets.
Sophomore Emely Levyn was in danger of losing her match at No. 4 after falling behind 2-1, but won back-to-back sets to win in five over Tiana Palmer-Poroner, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8.
Porras won her team-leading sixth match of 2013-14 in an easy 11-1, 11-4, 11-0 sweep of Ericka Robertson at No. 1. Flynn, sophomore Alejandra Porras, Levyn, seniors Jackie Shea and Kelly Barnes, sophomore Alexa Tzarnas and Chawla each concluded perfect 3-0 weekends with their respective victories.
The Colonials travel to New Haven, Conn., next weekend for the annual Yale Round Robin. GW will face No. 15 Williams (Fri., 7:30 p.m.), No. 20 Bowdoin (Sat., 11:30 a.m.), No. 5 Yale (Sat., 2:00 p.m.) and No. 17 Middlebury (Sun., 11:30 a.m.) during the three-day event.