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No. 1 Women's Squash Pushes Win Streak to Seven

Georgiana Brinkley swept her match in the No. 8 position against Wellesley (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- The Crimson women's squash squad ran its season-opening win streak to seven with three victories Saturday. Harvard went unblemished against Amherst, Wellesley and Boston College and posted 9-0 shutouts against each opponent. With the wins, Harvard improved to 7-0 overall this season and has shutout its opponent in four consecutive matches.

Seven Crimson players extended their undefeated seasons, including Nirasha Guruge, Haley Mendez, Natasha Kingshott, Sarah Mumanachit, Julianne Chu, Eliza Calihan and Laura Gemmell. Guruge, Mendez and Kingshott have won each of their matches by 3-0 scores this season.

In the opener, Harvard won each individual match, 3-0. Megan Murray played in the No. 7 spot against Amherst and registered the best performance of the day. The freshman, who was making her first career start, nearly shutout Megan Clower in the first two games, winning 11-1 and 11-2, before taking all 11 points in the match finale.

Georgiana Brinkley made her season debut in the top nine and defeated Jennifer Hsu, 3-0, to help the Crimson get past Wellesley. Harvard won 27-of-28 games against the Blue.

Harvard will take a break from action for the remainder of the month, before returning to regular-season play against Penn Jan. 14. 

Harvard 9, Amherst 0
No. 1 Laura Gemmell (H) def. Arielle Lehman (A) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-3
No. 2 Haley Mendez (H) def. Katherine Savage (A) 3-0: 11-2, 11-1, 11-4
No. 3 Natasha Kingshott (H) def. Evelyn Kramer (A) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-4
No. 4 Sarah Mumanchit (H) def. Anna Scheidt (A) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-6
No. 5 Julianne Chu (H) def. Mary Katherine McNeill (A) 3-0: 11-5, 11-0, 11-6
No. 6 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Lena Rice (A) 3-0: 9-11, 11-1, 11-1, 11-0
No. 7 Megan Murray (H) def. Megan Clower (A) 3-0: 11-1, 11-2, 11-0
No. 8 Natasha Anzik (H) def. Rachel Lupien (A) 3-0: 11-1, 11-7, 11-1
No. 9 Yuleissy Ramirez (H) def. Martha Reiser (A) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 

Harvard 9, Wellesley 0
No. 1 Nirasha Guruge (H) def. Emma Haley (W) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-5
No. 2 Haley Mendez (H) def. Sara Del Balzo (W) 3-0: 11-1, 11-6, 11-9
No. 3 Julianne Chu (H) def. Elizabeth Tyson (W) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-6
No. 4 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Marguerite Sulmont (W) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
No. 5 Megan Murray (H) def. Haley Vasquez (W) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-3
No. 6 Natasha Anzik (H) def. Alexandra Spiliakos (W) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
No. 7 Yuleissy Ramirez (H) def. Cara Kaufman (W) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-3
No. 8 Georgiana Brinkley (H) def. Jennifer Hsu (W) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-2
No. 9 Julie Monrad (H) def. Stephanie Lee (W) 3-1: 11-3, 11-5, 9-11, 11-4

Harvard 9, Boston College 0
No. 1 Haley Mendez (H) def. Lilly Havens (B) 3-0: 11-5, 11-3, 11-5
No. 2 Julianne Chu (H) def. Jen Noesen (B) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-6
No. 3 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Kate Gorgi (B) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-6
No. 4 Megan Murray (H) def. Cassandre Burke (B) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-5
No. 5 Natasha Anzik (H) def. Victoria Leonard (B) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-7
No. 6 Yuleissy Ramirez (H) def. Courtney Alpaugh (B) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-5
No. 7 Georgiana Brinkley (H) def. Mary Hanrahan (B) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-2
No. 8 Julie Monrad (H) def. Megan Flaherty (B) 3-0: 11-1, 11-2, 11-5