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Women's squash settles for fourth at NESCACs

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Bates women's squash team won at the first three positions but it stopped there, as the Bobcats accepted a 6-3 loss to Middlebury in the Third Place Match of the 2013 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship on Sunday at Trinity.

The Bobcats (5-12), seeded fourth at the outset of the tournament, were boosted by a 3-0 win by sophomore All-American Nessrine Ariffin (Penang, Malaysia) over Charlotte Dewey at the No. 1 position. Her two fellow 2012 All-NESCAC teammates, senior captain Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) and sophomore Myriam Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.), both posted 3-1 wins at the second and third positions, respectively. Parris spotted Abby Jenkins a game at No. 2 before winning 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-8. Middlebury's Annie Wymard evened her No. 3 position match against Kelly with a 12-10 win in the second game, but Kelly won convincingly in the final two games for the team point.

At No. 7 , junior Rakey Drammeh (New York, N.Y.) lost a 2-0 lead against Amanda Chen, succumbing by 12-10 scores in both of the last two games. At Nos. 6, 8 and 9, first-year Lauren Williams (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), senior captain Ali Bragg (Darien, Conn.) and junior Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) each won games in 3-1 setbacks.

Bates takes on Colby in Waterville on Wednesday at 6pm.

Middlebury College 6, Bates College 3
Feb 03, 2013 at Hartford, Conn. (Ferris Athletic Center)

1. Nessrine Ariffin (BAT) def. Charlotte Dewey (MID) 13-11, 11-9, 11-5
2. Cheri-Ann Parris (BAT) def. Abby Jenkins (MID) 8-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-8
3. Myriam Kelly (BAT) def. Annie Wymard (MID) 11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 11-6
4. Tiffany Hau (MID) def. Chloe Mitchell (BAT) 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
5. Zoe Carey (MID) def. Lesea Bourke (BAT) 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9
6. Saskia Pownall-Gray (MID) def. Lauren Williams (BAT) 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6
7. Amanda Chen (MID) def. Rakey Drammeh (BAT) 10-12, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10, 12-10
8. Lindsay Becker (MID) def. Ali Bragg (BAT) 11-1, 11-5, 7-11, 11-1
9. Katie Dewey (MID) def. Samantha Matos (BAT) 11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8