HANOVER, N.H. – The eleventh-ranked Dartmouth women’s squash team defeated No. 9 Brown, 8-1 at the Berry Squash Courts on Sunday evening to conclude the regular season.
With the victory, the Big Green improve to 5-8, while the Bears drop to 5-6.
In the first round of matches, junior Becky Brownell won in a quick three games, dominating the front of the court with her drop shots and boasts. Sophomore Emma Roberts won in four games with an easy first two, before losing the third and then winning the fourth. Freshman Julia Potter had a very tough, five-game match, coming from two games to one down before winning the forth in extra points and fifth 11-8.
Freshman Junnat Anwar won her match in four games. After losing concentration in her third game, she focused in the fourth game to win 11-7. Junior Zainab Molani had a tough match, losing in four games. Freshman Annie Blasberg won in three games, sealing the victory for Dartmouth in the second round.
Junior Janel Gaube won in three games, taking control of the court. In the third round, the team's two seniors took the court, where senior Maddie Fraser won in four games. Although the first three games were close, Fraser came out to win her last home match, winning 11-6 in the last game. Captain and senior Jacqueline Barnes won in a tough three games playing exceptionally well, showing dominance against an opponent she hadn’t beaten previously.
The Big Green return to the court on Feb. 24 for the CSA Women’s Team Championship in Princeton, N.J.
Barnes, Jacqueline A. (D) def. Beck, Quincy (B) 12-10,11-9,11-8
Blasberg, Anne (D) def. Seckendorf, Hannah (B) 11-7,11-9,11-8
Potter, Julia R. (D) def. Hay-Smith, Hannah (B) 12-14,11-5,4-11,12-10,11-8
Brownell, Rebecca (D) def. Scherl, Isabel (B) 11-8,11-4,11-8
Young, Isabel R (B) def. Molani, Zainab (D) 11-8,4-11,11-7,11-8
Gaube, Janel (D) def. Bergam, Scarlett J. (B) 11-9,12-10,11-5
Anwar, Junnat (D) def. Northrop, Katrina (B) 11-6,11-6,8-11,11-7
Roberts, Emma (D) def. Goel, Purvi (B) 11-4,11-5,6-11,11-5
Fraser, Madeline P (D) def. Safford, Hannah C. (B) 11-7,11-9,8-11,11-6