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Women’s Squash Blanks Smith and Wellesley to Conclude the Fall Semester

Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's squash team ended the semester on a high note by recording identical 9-0 wins over Smith and Wellesley on Sunday afternoon. The Camels dominated both opponents by not dropping a set and had five players win two matches.

In the Smith match to start the day, freshman Tanya Mendoza (Bronx, N.Y.) notched a lopsided win over her opponent by scores of 11-2, 11-2, and 11-1 from the No. 7 spot. Junior Noelle Giulliano (McLean, Va.), who was among the double winners, took down her competition by marks of 11-2, 11-1, and 11-3 at No. 4.

Against Wellesley, sophomore Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn (Cambridge, Mass.) and freshman Angela Cao (Boston, Mass.) posted the most dominating victories from the No. 5 and No. 6 positions, respectively. Salvesen-Quinn defeated her opponent by scores of 11-1, 11-0, and 11-1, while Cao was victorious by marks of 11-0, 11-2, and 11-0.

Connecticut College (5-3), which is ranked 24th nationally, will take a break for final exams and return to action when it travels to Maine to face three NESCAC schools in January. The team will open up at Colby on Friday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.