No. 11 GW Women's Squash Wins Twice on Senior Day
Colonials Conclude Regular Season Winners in Eight of Last Nine Matches
Feb. 8, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 11 George Washington women's squash team concluded its regular season with a pair of 9-0 victories over Virginia and Bucknell on Saturday at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health & Wellness Center.
GW finishes with an 11-5 overall record and awaits its draw for the College Squash Association (CSA) Team National Championships, which will take place Feb. 21-23 at Princeton University.
The Colonials won all 18 of Saturday's matches in straight sets with seven players earning victories in both matches.
In Saturday's first match, the Colonials used youth at the top of the ladder to easily defeat Virginia, 9-0. Freshman Breanne Flynn and sophomores Alejandra Porras and Emely Levyn controlled positions 1-3, while seniors Kelly Barnes (No. 4), Elizabeth Tapley (No. 6), Maya Nair (No. 7), Adriana Calderon (No. 8) and Becca Imrich (No. 9) all earned victories in their penultimate home matches.
Also posting a victory over the Cavaliers was sophomore Alexa Tzarnas (No. 5).
In the night cap, the Colonials dominated Bucknell by yielding a combined average of 1.8 points per set and 11.3 points per match in a 9-0 sweep.
Sophomore Anna Gabriela Porras returned to the lineup at No. 1 to earn her 12th victory of the season in an 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 rout of Ana Kelly.
Flynn picked up her second victory of the day to earn her team-best 13th individual win of the season with an 11-2, 11-3, 11-3 triumph at No. 2 over Elanor Stout.
Senior Jackie Shea also returned to the lineup after having the morning off to roll to an 11-0, 11-2, 11-3 win over Sarah Antonacci.
Levyn, Barnes, Tapley, Nair, Calderon and Imrich each posted their second win of the day by disposing of their respective Bucknell opponents.
The senior class was honored prior to the afternoon match against Bucknell. The seven seniors in the Class of 2014 have helped the Colonials to 48 victories over the past four seasons, including the 2011-12 Walker Cup Championship at the College Squash Association Team Nationals and the highest-ever program national ranking of No. 11.
GW will be competing in the Kurtz Cup (B-Division) bracket of the CSA Team Nationals for the second consecutive season. Stay tuned to GWsports.com for seeding information as it becomes available.