No. 24 women's squash impresses in 7-2 win over No. 17 Tufts

Sophomore Luca Polgar and the Bates women's squash team beat Tufts 7-2 on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine -- The No. 24 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team won its third straight match with a 7-2 victory over No. 17 Tufts Friday night at the Bates College Squash Center.

The Bobcats (5-5) swept six matches in their win over the Jumbos (9-4) and junior captain Vicky Arjoon (Georgetown, Guyana) won a thriller at the No. 2 position. She defeated Tufts' Claire Davidson 3-2 (9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 4-11, 13-11) to pick up her eighth win of the season. 

Fellow juniors Kristyna Alexova (Boskovice, Czech Republic) and Katie Bull (Sudbury, Mass.) won as well, with Alexova taking down Zarena Jafry 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-3) at the No. 3 position and Bull winning 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 12-10) at the No. 9 position over Chista Irani. 

At the No. 1 position, sophomore Luca Polgar (Budapest, Hungary) swept Julie Yeung 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-2) and sophomore captain Eliza Dunham (New Haven, Conn.) remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 (15-13, 11-6, 11-8) victory over Hannah Burns at the No. 4 position. 

First-years Maeve O'Brien (Essex, Conn.) and Katie Manternach (Brooklyn, N.Y.) continued their strong starts to their careers with 3-0 wins at the No. 5 and 6 positions respectively. 

The Bobcats face a stiff challenge on Saturday when they host No. 29 Franklin and Marshall at 11:00 a.m. and No. 12 Brown University at 4:00 p.m. 

No. 24 Bates 7, No. 17 Tufts 2
Jan. 26, 2018 at Lewiston, Maine. 

1. Luca Polgar (B) def. Julie Yeung (T) 11-6, 11-9, 11-2
2. Vicky Arjoon (B) def. Claire Davidson (T) 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 4-11, 13-11
3. Kristyna Alexova (B) def. Zarena Jafry (T) 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
4. Eliza Dunham (B) def. Hannah Burns (T) 15-13, 11-6, 11-8
5. Maeve O'Brien (B) def. Catherine Shanahan (T) 11-4, 11-3, 11-9
6. Katie Manternach (B) def. Rachel Windreich (T) 13-11, 11-8, 11-8
7. Sahana Karthik (T) def. Molly Brooks (B) 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6
8. Lauren Banner (T) def. Cata Robert (B) 11-2, 11-3, 11-3
9. Katie Bull (B) def. Chista Irani (T) 11-3, 11-6, 12-10