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Three Players Advance at the CSA Individual Championship

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By Doug Austin
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Dartmouth women’s squash team had four players compete in Holleran Division at the CSA Individual Championship on Friday.

The Holleran Division features the No. 33-80 ranked players in the country.

Three of the four Big Green competitors won their opening round matches as Jacqueline Barnes, Nina Scott and Melina Turk advanced in the bracket.

Barnes had the most impressive victory for Dartmouth, topping Caroline Nightingale, 3-0. The Chevy Chase, Md., native didn’t surrender more than six points in any of the games and closed out Nightingale with an impressive 11-1 showing in the third game.

Both Scott and Turk won their matches, 3-1. Scott topped the No. 2 player from Bates, Myriam Kelly, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8 and 11-3. Turk advanced with a come-from-behind, 8-11, 12-10, 11-6 and 11-7 triumph. After the first two games were tightly contested, Turk showed good form in the third and fourth games to put Columbia’s Alisha Maity away.

The fourth member of the squad to compete on day one of the event was Katherine Nimmo. The senior fell in four games to Stanford’s Zandra Ho. Nimmo dropped the first set, 14-12, but rallied to tie it at one with 12-10 triumph in the second. Down the stretch, Ho took the last two games to move on in the bracket. With the loss, Nimmo will now move over to the consolation bracket.

1st round - Holleran Division
Jacqueline Barnes
beat Caroline Nightingale (Haverford number 1) 3-0, 11-6, 11-5, 11-1 (15 minutes).
Nina Scott beat Myriam Kelly (Bates number 2) 3-1, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3 (27 minutes).
Melina Turk beat Alisha Maity (Columbia number 4) 3-1, 8-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 (25 minutes).
Katherine Nimmo lost to Zandra Ho (Stanford number 2) 12-14, 11-3, 10-12, 8-11 (40 minutes).