January 29, 2013

Squash Men, Women Can’t Top Tough Trinity Squad

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Both the men and women’s squash teams were unable to beat Trinity College at home this weekend. The men fell 7-2 and the women suffered a disappointing 5-4 defeat.

Going into the match on Sunday, the Red women (9-2) had never beaten the Bantams (11-1). After falling behind with a loss in the first singles match, senior Jaime Laird and junior Laura Caty gave the Red its first lead with wins in the No. 2 and No. 9 spots respectively. Sophomore Rachel Au gave the Red another win in five sets, followed by a four-set win by junior Jessenia Pacheco to put the Red within one point of its first ever victory over the Bantams. However, Trinity was able to sweep the final rotation to come away with the narrow 5-4 victory.

On the men’s side, senior Nick Sachvie and sophomore Aditya Jagtap both had strong performances, but it was not enough for the Red. Sachvie and Jagtap’s wins at the No.1 and 2 spots respectively were the only victories the squad would record on the day, as Trinity took the next seven matches in a row.

Both squads will be on the road next weekend for bouts with Ivy foes Dartmouth and Harvard in a return to conference play.

Original Author: Scott Chiusano