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Women's squash wins 5-4 at Columbia

Parris

Brooks

Matos

NEW YORK -- The No. 10 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team edged Columbia University 5-4 on Sunday, rising to 6-1 after their closest match of the season.

The host Lions are ranked 16th in the most recently published College Squash Association rankings.

First-year Nessrine Ariffin (Penang, Malaysia) stayed undefeated for the year at 6-0 with her 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 victory over Elizabeth Chu at the No. 1 position on the ladder. Junior captain Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) also won 3-0 at the No. 2 position for the Bobcats.

At No. 4, Bates sophomore Ashley Brooks (Roslindale, Mass.) prevailed by a 3-2 score in the longest match of the day to preserve the win. Sophomore Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) won 3-0 at No. 5 and first-year Lesea Bourke (Greenwich, Conn.) also won 3-0 at the No. 8 position, like Brooks moving to 6-1 on the season individually.

Bates isn't scheduled to play again until Jan. 8 with a home match against NESCAC rival and eighth-ranked Williams.

Bates 5, Columbia 4
Dec. 4, 2011 at Harlem, N.Y.

1. Chu, Elizabeth A. (C) def. by Ariffin, Nessrine (B) 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
2. Maity, Alisha P. (C) def. by Parris, Cheri-Ann (B) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7
3. Calihan, Kate B. (C) def. Kelly, Myriam (B) 11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5
4. Somaiya, Dheeya (C) def. by Brooks, Ashley M (B) 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 5-11, 11-3
5. Stone, Monica (C) def. by Matos, Samantha (B) 11-7, 11-8, 11-7
6. Quan, Katie Y (C) def. Drammeh, Rakey (B) 11-5, 11-8, 11-13, 11-6
7. Dickey, Skylar B (C) def. Mitchell, Chloe (B) 11-9, 11-5, 11-2
8. Schroder, Jenny K (C) def. by Bourke, Lesea (B) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
9. Strauss, Morgan L. (C) def. Mayer, Jane W. (B) 11-5, 11-9, 11-4