No. 13 Women's Squash Tops Virginia in Kurtz Cup Opener
Colonials cruise to 7-2 win to advance to Saturday's semifinals vs. Dartmouth
PRINCETON, N.J. - The No. 13 George Washington women's squash team knocked off Virginia, 7-2, in its opening-round match of the Kurtz Cup (B-Division) at the College Squash Association (CSA) Women's Team Nationals on Friday at Princeton's Jadwin Squash Courts.
GW (8-8) will face Dartmouth in Saturday's semifinals at 5:00 p.m. Dartmouth swept Middlebury, 9-0, in Friday's first round.
The Colonials got a lift from all four freshmen on Friday as each rookie earned 3-0 sweeps throughout the ladder. Engy El Mandouh outlasted her opponent in the the first two games of a 12-10, 12-10, 11-2 sweep of Tara Arya at No. 2 to lead the way.
Senior Breanne Flynn cruised in her match at No. 1, easily dispatching Carey Danforth by scores of 11-4, 11-3, 11-8.
GW 7, Virginia 2
Breanne Flynn (GW) def. Carey Danforth (UVA) - 11-4, 11-3, 11-8
Engy El Mandouh (GW) def. Tara Arya (UVA) - 12-10, 12-10, 11-2
Julia Thompson (UVA) def. Mary Jo Mahfood (GW) - 11-6, 11-8, 12-14, 11-4
Emma Tryon (GW) def. Sarah Doss (UVA) - 11-6, 11-7, 11-7
Abby Shonrock (GW) def. Diane Tyson (UVA) - 11-5, 12-10, 11-4
Elle Carroll (GW) def. Madeline Mayhew (UVA) - 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
Isabelle Ezratty (UVA) def. Ginger Sands (GW) - 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Samira Baird (GW) def. Lindsay Bralower (UVA) - 12-10, 11-9, 11-7
Brooke Feldman (GW) def. Carolyn Grenier (UVA) - 11-3, 11-6, 11-4
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