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Cardinals Defeat No. 24 Colby, Fall to No. 19 Tufts

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The No. 21 Wesleyan University women's squash team hosted NESCAC foes No. 19 Tufts and No. 24 Colby on Saturday afternoon at the Rosenbaum Squash Center. The Cardinals started off with a 6-3 win over Colby before dropping a thriller to Tufts 5-4 later in the day. They are now 2-2 on the season.


  • Wesleyan proved to be the stronger team at the top, winning at No. 1-4. Freshman Aditi Prasad had the closest match of the top four at No. 2, where she beat Madiha Molani 11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 2-11, 11-5.
  • Freshman Natasha Feenstra was also a winner, taking down Elise O'Brien in three games, 13-11, 11-9, 11-5.
  • Sophomore Sarah Clothier got the Cardinals on the board early in the match with a quick win against Carlson D'Arcy at No. 9, taking the match 11-2, 11-2, 11-3.


  • Senior and three-time first team All-American Laila Samy had a straightforward win at No. 1, taking down Julie Yeung 11-2, 11-3, 11-5.
  • Prasad once again was pushed to five games at No. 2, but the freshman from Mumbai, India was again too good at the end, knocking off Claire Davidson 10-12, 11-5, 11-2, 7-11, 11-1.
  • Fellow freshman Ananya Vir had an easier go of it, cruising against Zarena Jafry at No. 3 to get the Cardinals an early point.
  • Sophomore Nina Premutico had the most impressive performance of the day, coming back from an 0-2 deficit to win a key point for Wesleyan. She defeated Catherine Shanahan 2-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9.
  • The match was tied 4-4 with Josie Russ at No. 4, the only remaining player on the court, but the sophomore was defeated in four games by Rachel Windreich 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7.


  • Wesleyan returns to action this Friday, December 8th when it hosts Connecticut College in its last match before January.