No. 13 Women's Squash Set For CSA National Team Championships

Kelly Barnes

Feb. 14, 2013

@GWSquash | Kurtz Cup Bracket | Official Team Lineups

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 13 George Washington women's squash team will conclude its season this weekend at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships at Yale University.

GW (10-7) will be competing for the Kurtz Cup (B-Division) after concluding the regular season ranked No. 12 in the CSA National Rankings, its highest end-of-season ranking in program history.

The Colonials will open the single-elimination tournament on Friday at 1:30 p.m. against No. 12 Columbia. The Lions defeated the Colonials, 8-1, on January 19.

"Everybody is very excited especially coming off a nice win over Franklin & Marshall," said Head Coach Wendy Lawrence. "The girls know it is going to be an uphill climb because Columbia is a strong team and we have moved up to the B-Division for the first time in our history. It is going to be a challenge but we are looking for upsets everyday."

Also competing for the Kurtz Cup are No. 9 Dartmouth, No. 10 Williams, No. 11 Middlebury, No. 14 Franklin & Marshall, No. 15 Bates and No. 16 Amherst.

Freshman Anna Gabriela Porras will lead the Colonials into the tournament in the No. 1 position on the ladder. She has a 13-4 record in her debut season and has been a mainstay in the top spot on the ladder.

Porras' classmate Alexa Tzarnas is tied with junior Maya Nair for second on the team with 10 wins each.



At last season's CSA National Team Championships, the Colonials won three matches across three days, including an upset of then-No. 18 Amherst to win their second Walker Cup (C-Division) Championship in two years.

1. Anna Gabriela Porras
2. Jackie Shea
3. Emely Levyn
4. Kelly Barnes
5. Alexa Tzarnas
6. Elizabeth Tapley
7. Sarah Allen
8. Maya Nair
9. Adriana Calderon

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