WASHINTGON, D.C. – Seniors Rebecca Brownell and Janel Gaube as well as sophomore Annie Blasberg represented the Dartmouth women’s squash team at the College Squash Association’s Individual Championships over the weekend hosted by George Washington University.
Brownell and Blasberg competed in the Holleran Cup West Division while Gaube tried her hand in the Holleran Cup South Division.
Gaube faced Hayley Hughes from Drexel in the first round, falling in four games only winning the third game. The Victoria, Canada native then went onto the consolation rounds, facing Ona Prokes from Drexel who she fell to earlier this season at home and coming out on top 3-1. In the semifinals of consolation, Gaube took down Julia Ward from Williams, winning in four games once again.
Gaube moved on to the finals of the consolation round and took down Tatyanna Dadabbo from Stanford in a long, five-game match. The first game Gaube won quickly but Dadabbo came back to take the next two herself, before Gaube fought to the finish winning the final two games and winning the consolation round of the Holleran Cup South Division.
Brownell faced a similar fate in the Holleran Cup West Division, falling to Harvard’s Hannah Craig in the first round in three games. Blasberg also fell in the first round to her Princeton opponent Kate Feeley, and went on to play in the consolation rounds along with Brownell.
In the first round of consolations, Blasberg was eliminated by Karolina Holinkova from Trinity in five long games. Holinkova took the first game 11-4, but Blasberg responded by winning the next two games, unable to get the third necessary to win.
Brownell found more success in the consolation bracket, taking down Brandy Williamson from Mount Holyoke in three games, moving on to face Madison Soukup of Princeton who took a win against Dartmouth in Hanover during the regular season. The semifinal match proved to be a battle taken into five games after Brownell won the first game and Soukup took the second, Brownell was able to win the third but fell in the final two games to end the match.
Hannah Craig (H) def. Rebecca Brownell (D): 11-4, 11-7, 11-8
Rebecca Brownell (D) def. Brandy Williamson (MH): 11-3, 11-4, 11-9
Madison Soukup (P) def. Rebecca Brownell (D): 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 6-11
Hayley Hughes (Drexel) def. Janel Gaube (D): 11-9, 11-5, 4-11, 11-2
Janel Gaube (D) def. Ona Prokes (Drexel): 12-10, 12-10, 3-11, 11-8
Janel Gaube (D) def. Julia Ward (W): 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7
Janel Gaube (D) def. Tatyanna Dadabbo (S): 11-3, 6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3