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No. 19 GW Women's Squash Stuns Amherst, Advance to Walker Cup Final

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Feb. 25, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 19 George Washington women's squash team stunned No. 18 Amherst, 5-4, to advance to the championship match of the Walker Cup (C-Division) on Saturday afternoon at the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Nationals at Harvard University.

GW (12-9) earned four crucial victories at No. 4-No. 7, led by five-set triumphs from senior Tiffany Hingley and sophomores Maya Nair and Elizabeth Tapley.

Hingley sprinted out to a 2-0 lead over Sarah Nyirjesy at No. 6 but dropped the next two sets before prevailing 11-9 in the fifth.

Nair topped Lena Rice at No. 7, 11-8, 10-12, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9 while Tapley dropped the first two sets before rebounding for a 9-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9 win over Evelyn Kramer at No. 4.

Also recording victories for the Colonials was sophomore Jackie Shea at No. 1 (11-6, 12-10, 11-6) and senior Caroline Shumway at No. 5 (12-10, 11-9, 11-8).

The Colonials will face Wesleyan University, 8-1 winners over Bowdoin on Saturday, in Sunday's championship match at 3 p.m.

Jackie Shea (GW) def. Chandler Lusardi (Amherst) 11-6, 12-10, 11-6
Arielle Lehman (Amherst) def. Kelly Barnes (GW) 11-5, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7
Katherine Savage (Amherst) def. Lauren Mathieu (GW) 11-9, 11-4, 11-4
Elizabeth Tapley (GW) def. Evelyn Kramer (Amherst) 9-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9
Caroline Shumway (GW) def. Anna Scheidt (Amherst) 12-10, 11-9, 11-8
Tiffany Hingley (GW) def. Sarah Nyirjesy (Amhest) 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9
Maya Nair (GW) def. Lena Rice (Amherst) 11-8, 10-12, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9
Mary Katherine McNeill (Amherst) def. Adriana Calderon (GW) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8
Ginny Wheeler (Amherst) def. Becca Imrich (GW) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4

 

 

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