Women’s squash finishes 3-4 at CSA Individual Nationals
HANOVER, N.H. — Bates College sophomore Cheri-Ann Parris defeated Alexa Saunders of Princeton on Saturday, then was defeated by Natasha Kingshott of Harvard, finishing play at the College Squash Association Women’s Individual Nationals. First-year Samantha Matos, meanwhile, finished 1-2 in Holleran (B) Division play.
Parris (St. Philip, Barbados), seeded 24th in the Ramsay Division for the top 32 players in the country, defeated Saunders, the 31st seed, on Saturday afternoon in straight games, 12-10, 11-6, 12-10, in the quarterfinals of the First Round Consolation bracket. She met Kingshott, the 28th seed, in the bracket semifinals and was defeated 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, ending the season for the Bates women’s team.
Matos (New York, N.Y.), playing in the quarterfinals of the First Round Consolation bracket in the Holleran Division, met Shaheen Madraswala of Mount Holyoke, the 30th-ranked player in the original 46-player field, and went down in four games, 11-2, 10-12, 11-3, 11-6.
Parris lost in the first round of the College Squash Association Women’s Individual Nationals, but defeated another highly ranked opponent in the next round to advance to the Consolation Bracket Semifinals.
Parris lost for the second time this season to the eighth seed, Stanford’s Pamela Chua, in straight games, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4. Moving on to the First Round Consolation bracket, Parris met another Stanford player, 25th-seeded Cecilia Haig. Parris reeled off three straight games after spotting Haig the first one, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7.
In Holleran (B) Division play, Matos was defeated in the first round by the 22nd-ranked player in the bracket, Robyn williams of Trinity, 11-1, 11-5, 11-2. Like Parris, Matos moved to the First Round Consolation Bracket and posted a win, beating Kelsey Bogle of Hamilton 11-5, 11-5, 12-10.
The draws and all the latest results at CSA Individual Nationals, hosted by Dartmouth, can be found at this link.