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No. 8 Women's Squash Ends Regular Season with Win at No. 10 Brown

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Sophomore Kensy Balch     By Tom McNeill (
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The eighth-ranked Dartmouth women's squash team earned an 8-1 victory at 10th-ranked Brown on Sunday. The win improved the Big Green to 6-6 on the season and 2-5 in the Ivy League. The Bears fell to 9-8 overall and 1-6 in the conference.

In the eight wins the team had against Brown, Dartmouth had five players win in four games, two players win in five and one player had a sweep. The sweep came from the No. 6 spot with sophomore Kensy Balch (Edmonton, Alberta) besting Lydia Smith, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5.

The two matches that went five games were at first and eighth singles. At the top spot, junior Corey Schafer (Natick, Mass) outlasted Dori Rahbar, 11-4, 9-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-8. In the eighth position, senior Julia Watson (Rocky Mount, N.C.) came back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat Sarah Beresford, 4-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-4.

In the second spot, junior Becky Lau (Toronto, Ontario) beat Sarah Domenick, 11-8, 11-13, 11-7, 11-4. Sophomore Melina Turk (Winniped, Manatoba) defeated Mina Shakarshy, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7, at fourth singles. In the No. 5 position, freshman Oona Morris (New York, N.Y.) topped Katherine Elliott-Moskwa, 10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5. Sophomore Katherine Nimmo (Wellesley, Mass.) earned an 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-3 win at the No. 7 spot over Erika Kohnen. In the match at ninth singles, freshman Helena Darling (New York, N.Y.) bested Kathryn Yates, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 13-11.

The Big Green get a week off before competing at the Howe Cup on Feb. 24-26 hosted by Harvard.

No. Brown Dartmouth Result Winner
1WS Rahbar,Dori H. Schafer,Corey N. 11-4,9-11,7-11,13-11,11-8 Dartmouth College
2WS Domenick,Sarah Lau,Rebecca 11-8,11-13,11-7,11-4 Dartmouth College
3WS Crosky,Sarah Loucks,Sarah 12-10,11-9,11-3 Brown University
4WS Shakarshy,Mina Turk,Melina C 6-11,11-8,11-8,11-7 Dartmouth College
5WS Elliott-Moskwa,Katherine V. Morris,Oona R 10-12,11-8,11-3,11-5 Dartmouth College
6WS Smith,Lydia C Balch,Kensy 11-9,11-6,11-5 Dartmouth College
7WS Kohnen,Erika D Nimmo,Katherine 11-6,11-9,9-11,11-3 Dartmouth College
8WS Beresford,Sarah E Watson,Julia 4-11,5-11,11-6,11-9,11-4 Dartmouth College
9WS Yates,Kathryn A. Darling,Helena S.D. 11-5,7-11,11-9,13-11 Dartmouth College
10WS Harrington,Kyla N Caughey,Sarah K. 13-15,12-14,11-7,11-5,12-10 Dartmouth College