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No. 1 Women’s Squash Starts with Wins Over Williams, Stanford

Haley Mendez opened her college career with two wins Friday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The No. 1-ranked Harvard women's squash team lived up to its preseason ranking during opening day of the 2011-12 campaign. The Crimson downed No. 6 Stanford, 6-3, and swept No. 9 Williams, 9-0, Williamstown, Mass. Saturday.

In the season opener, Harvard's top six positions notched victories to lead the Crimson. Nirasha Guruge, Haley Mendez and Natasha Kingshott contributed three-game sweeps against the Cardinal.

The Crimson followed with a clean sheet against host Williams in the nightcap. All nine student-athletes of Harvard's starting lineup went unblemished, sweeping three games in each match.

Harvard returns to action Nov. 30 against Dartmouth and Middlebury in Hanover, N.H.

Complete Results
Harvard 6, Stanford 3

No. 1 Nirasha Guruge (H) def. Pamela Chua (S) 3-0: 11-6, 13-11, 11-8
No. 2 Haley Mendez (H) def. Kerrie Sample (S) 3-0: 11-9, 11-0, 11-4
No. 3 Natasha Kingshott (H) def. Kyla Sherwood (S) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-8
No. 4 Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Kathryn Corelli (S) 3-1: 11-7, 5-11, 11-8, 12-10
No. 5 Julie Chu (H) def. Aditi Maliwal (S) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4
No. 6 Eliza Calihan (H) def. Madeleine Gill (S) 3-1: 11-7, 13-11, 13-15, 11-7
No. 7 Julie Koenig (S) def. Vidya Rajan (H) 3-1: 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-0
No. 8 Serena Fagan (S) def. Natasha Anzik (H) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-3
No. 9 Alexandra Huchro (S) def. Yuleissy Ramirez (H) 3-0: 11-6, 12-10, 11-8
No. 10 Ariel Posner (S) def. Georgiana Brinkley (H) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-7

Harvard 9, Williams 0
No. 1 Nirasha Guruge (H) def. Courtney Bogle (W) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 12-10
No. 2 Haley Mendez (H) def. Alli Rubin (W) 3-0: 12-10, 11-3, 11-6
No. 3 Natasha Kingshott (H) def. Alyssa Northrop (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-3
No. 4 Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Ellie O'Neill (W) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
No. 5 Julie Chu (H) def. Carolyn Kaemmer (W) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-6
No. 6 Eliza Calihan (H) def. Eliana Saltzman (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-3
No. 7 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Caroline Sawin (W) 3-0: 11-9, 11-3, 11-3
No. 8 Natasha Anzik (H) def. Gibbs Cullen (W) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-4
No. 9 Yuleissy Ramirez (H) def. Hollis Miller (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-5
No. 10 Georgiana Brinkley (H) def. Taylor French (W) 3-1: 11-5, 8-11, 11-3, 11-3