Panthers Defeat George Washington at CSA Team Championships

Natalie Madden outlasted her opponent in five games on Saturday at No. 5.
Natalie Madden outlasted her opponent in five games on Saturday at No. 5.

The Middlebury women's squash team defeated No. 14 George Washington (4-15) by a 6-3 score on Saturday in the Kurtz Cup consolation semifinal at the CSA Women's Squash Team Championship. The three-day event is being hosted by Trinity in the Kellner Squash Center. The 15th-ranked Panthers (13-5) return to action Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the 13th/14th-place match against No. 13 Williams in a contest to be played at Wesleyan.

Middlebury secured the first five matches to come to a decision. Mira Chugh won by default at No. 9, while Natasha Lowitt doubled the Panther edge with a three-game victory one spot above over Anna Moscovici (11-4, 11-5, 11-6).

Anne Glassie battled back from a two-game deficit for a win at No. 6 against Haley Hunt (5-11, 8-11, 14-12, 11-5, 11-7), while Alexa Comai did the same thing in a five-game triumph against Emma Tryon in the third position (4-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8). Gwen Davis tallied the match-clinching fifth point via a three-game win at No. 7 against Aarushi Lakhotia (11-8, 11-3, 11-8).

George Washington recorded their first point with a three-game victory at No. 2. Natalie Madden outlasted Brooke Feldman in the middle of the ladder (3-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8) to make it a 6-1 score.

The Colonials claimed matches at No. 1 and No. 4 for the final 6-3 score.