Women's Squash Blanks Bowdoin and Colby

Mira Chugh earned two wins on Saturday.
Mira Chugh earned two wins on Saturday.

Middlebury ran its winning streak to four with two victories in women's squash action Saturday in the Bostwick Family Squash Center. The 15th-ranked Panthers opened play with an 8-0 blanking of Bowdoin, followed by a 9-0 victory over No. 23 Colby. The Panthers (6-1) return to the court Sunday when they host 18th-ranked Bates at 11:00 a.m.

In the win over the Polar Bears (0-7), the Panthers didn't surrender a game. Victories by Mira Chugh at No. 8 (11-0, 11-1, 11-0), Natalie Madden in the sixth spot (11-0, 11-0, 11-0) and Alexa Comai at No. 3 (11-3, 11-2, 11-9) gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

Wins four through six came from Gwen Davis at No. 7 (11-3, 11-2, 11-1), Anne Glassie in the fifth spot (11-6, 11-2, 11-3) and Ideal Dowling at No. 2 (11-0, 11-4, 11-0). Virginia Schaus at No. 4 (11-3, 11-3, 11-2) and Beatrijs Kuijpers in the top position (12-10, 11-3, 11-3) rounded out the scoring.

Against Colby (2-3), Middlebury raced out to a 3-0 advantage behind wins from Chugh at No. 6 (11-2, 11-2, 11-2), Maren Taylor in the ninth spot (11-3, 11-8, 11-4) and Schaus at No. 3 (11-6, 11-3, 11-5).

The next four wins for the Panthers occurred in three games. Davis eased past her opponent in the middle of the ladder (11-4, 11-3, 11-4), while Hadley Barr notched her first collegiate win in the eighth spot (11-5, 11-2, 11-4). Lowitt cruised at No. 7 (11-2, 11-3, 11-3), while Madden was victorious in the fourth spot (11-5, 11-5, 11-5).

Comai tallied the eighth Panther point with a four-game win at No. 2 (8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7), while Dowling concluded the scoring at No. 1 with a three-game triumph (13-11, 11-4, 11-5).