LEWISTON, Maine -- The No. 9 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team ended the weekend by picking up a 7-2 win over No. 13 Mount Holyoke on Sunday morning.
The win made it a perfect 4-0 weekend for the women and a 9-0 weekend overall for the Bates women and men combined, as the Bobcats co-hosted the Maine Event with Bowdoin and Colby.
Continuing to reign in the No. 1 spot, first-year Nessrine Ariffin (Penang, Malaysia) won with a quick 3-0 match, making her individual record 16-1 on the season. First-year Chloe Mitchell (Chatham, N.J.) nearly pulled away with a victory, forcing her game to the full five games.
After pulling ahead 2-0 after the first two games, Mount Holyoke junior Kathyrn Brummer edged Mitchell 11-7,11-9,11-9 in the final three games to take the overall victory. Bates received 3-0 wins in the remainder of the six win match-ups, dropping the visiting Lyons to 10-6 this season.
Bates (15-4) will travel to Trinity where the Bantams will host the 2012 NESCAC tournament Feb. 3-5.
Bates 7, Mount Holyoke 2
Jan. 29, 2012 at Bates Squash Facility
1. Ariffin,Nessrine (B) def. Ranaweera,Randima (MH), 11-3,11-8,11-2
2. Parris,Cheri-Ann (B) def. Robertson,Shara (MH), 11-9,11-7,12-10
3. Kelly,Myriam (B) def. Madraswala,Shaheen (MH), 11-4,11-6,14-12
4. Matos,Samantha (B) def. Intal,Katrina (MH), 11-6,11-3,11-1
5. Drammeh,Rakey (B) def. Myren,Kristina (MH), 11-2,11-2,11-4
6. Mitchell,Chloe (B) def. by Brummer,Kathryn (MH), 6-11,3-11,11-7,11-9,11-9
7. Bragg,Alison H (B) def. Ozanne,Marie (MH), 11-4,11-2,11-3
8. Bourke,Lesea (B) def. Rojek,Paulina M. (MH), 11-8,11-2,11-2
9. Samake,Rokya (B) def. by Parker,Dachelle (MH), 11-8,11-7,12-10
exh. Betances,Sugeiry (B) def. by Taylor,Elyse E. (MH), 11-6,11-4,11-1