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Women's squash rolls past Tufts, 8-1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Bates women's squash team blasted Tufts 8-1 on Friday night at Harvard in the Bobcats' first match against a NESCAC opponent this season.

Bates (2-2) stays in Cambridge on Saturday to take on Wellesley at MIT at 1:30pm.

The Bobcats won seven of their eight points with straight-set victories at the top seven positions on the ladder, led off with sophomore All-American Nessrine Ariffin's (Penang, Malaysia) 11-5, 11-9, 11-2 victory over the Jumbos' No. 1 player, Jessica Rubine. Also coming away with wins for Bates were senior captain Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) at No. 2, sophomore Myriam Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) at No. 3, sophomore Chloe Mitchell (Chatham, N.J.) at No. 4, senior captain Ali Bragg (Darien, Conn.) at No. 5, sophomore Lesea Bourke (Greenwich, Conn.) at No. 6, junior Bridget Meedzan (Ipswich, Mass.) at No. 7 and sophomore Sugeiry Betances (New York, N.Y.) at No. 9.

Bates 8, Tufts 1
Nov. 30, 2012 at Harvard

1. Rubine,Jessica L (T) def. by Ariffin,Nessrine (B) 11-5,11-9,11-2
2. Dahlman,Paige (T) def. by Parris,Cheri-Ann (B) 11-3,11-7,11-6
3. Bellinger,Ann T. (T) def. by Kelly,Myriam (B) 11-4,11-8,11-3
4. Basu,Ushashi (T) def. by Mitchell,Chloe (B) 11-1,11-2,11-6
5. Chaudhry,Hafsa M (T) def. by Bragg,Alison  (B) 11-2,11-1,11-0
6. Meyers,Risa (T) def. by Bourke,Lesea (B) 11-4,11-2,11-3
7. Maffeo,Jamie D (T) def. by Meedzan,Bridget E. (B) 11-3,11-4,11-8
8. Griffiths,Charlotte (T) def. Korein,Emma A. (B) 11-5,11-7,6-11,11-6
9. Xu,Angela (T) def. by Betances,Sugeiry (B) 11-9,11-9,8-11,11-9