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Women's Squash Defeats Cornell, Moves On to Semifinals of the CSA National Team Championship

Women's Squash Defeats Cornell, Moves On to Semifinals of the CSA National Team Championship

Cece Cortes (pictured) won the No. 6 match, 3-0 (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 2 Harvard women's squash team easily took care of No. 7 Cornell, 9-0, to advance to the semifinals of the 2011 CSA Women's National Team Championship. The Crimson won eight of the nine matches by scores of 3-0.

Laura Gemmell remained unbeaten this season, downing Jamie Laird in the No. 1 match, 11-5, 11-1, 11-3. Nirasha Guruge swept Jennifer Gemmell in the No. 2 match 11-4, 11-3, 11-9.

Senior captain Alisha Mashruwala played the closest match of the day, going five sets against Jesse Pacheco in the No. 3 match. Mashruwala would come out on top, defeating Pacheco, 8-11, 11-, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6.

June Tiong and Natasha Kingshott won the No. 4 and 5 matches, respectively, by identical 11-7, 11-0, 11-6, scores. Cece Cortes, Sarah Mumanachit, Bethan Williams and Vidya Rajan won the final four matches to ensure Harvard's 9-0 team sweep.

Harvard will take on the winner of the No. 3 Trinity versus No. 6 Stanford match Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The Crimson took a 7-2 decision from the Bantams Feb. 9 and swept the Cardinal, 9-0, back in November.

A complete tournament bracket can be found here.

Complete Results
No. 2 Harvard 9, No. 7 Cornell 0
No. 1 Laura Gemmell (H) def. Jamie Laird (C) 3-0: 11-5, 11-1, 11-3
No. 2 Nirasha Guruge (H) def. Jennifer Gemmell (C) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-9
No. 3 Alisha Mashruwala(H) def. Jesse Pacheco (C) 3-2: 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6
No. 4 June Tiong (H) def. Lauren Sachvie (C) 3-0: 11-7, 11-0, 11-6
No. 5 Natasha Kingshott (H) def. Alexandra Glassman (C) 3-0: 11-7, 11-0, 11-6
No. 6 Cece Cortes (H) def. Maggie Remsen (C) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
No. 7 Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Laura Caty (C) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-2
No. 8 Bethan Williams (H) def. Claire Berner (C) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-4
No. 9 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Sydney Chirls (C) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-5
No. 10 Alexandra Zindman (H) def. Isabella Spyrou (C) 3-0: 11-1, 11-2, 11-2

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS