WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - No. 2 Kristen Lange won her two matches on the first day of the Collegiate Squash Association Individual Championshipsto continue into the quarterfinals of the Ramsay Division (A division). No. 21 Alisha Turner dropped her first match, but won her second to advance in the consolation bracket on the Ramsay Division. No. 27 Britt Hebden and No. 34 Christina Matthias lost both of their two matches to be eliminated from the tournament.
Lange is the only Quakers still in the main draw of the tournament of the four that were in thedrawat the start of day one. Lange cruised into the quarterfinals by downing Trinity’s Pamela Jimenez in the first round of the tournament (9-3;9-0;9-2), followed by finishing off Emily Park of Harvard in three games (9-2, 9-1, 9-2). Lange surrendered just 10 points over the two matches. Lange will play NirashaGuruge of Harvardin the round of eight on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.
No. 21 Turner dropped her first to No. 16 Alia Aziz of Yale (9-5; 9-2; 9-5), putting her into the consolation draw of the Ramsay Division. Turner then defeated Cornell’s Liza Stokes (9-5; 9-5; 9-5) to continue into the quarterfinals. Turner will match up against Hannah Conant of Dartmouth on Saturday at 11:15 a.m.
Hebden and Matthias, Penn’s final two in the Individuals, dropped both their main draw match and consolation match in the Ramsay Division to be eliminated from the tournament. Hebden first lost to No. 10 Alisha Mashruwala of Harvard (9-1; 9-0; 9-6), followed by Harvard’s Bethan Williams (9-4;9-6;9-0). Matthias dropped her first match to No. 4 Yale's Logan Greer, 3-1 (9-7; 9-3; 7-9; 10-8). In a hard-fought match, Matthias lost the first two games, rallied to take the third, before Greer took the fourth game to win. Matthias’ second match was another long contest with Rebecca Hazel that took five games to be decided. Matthias won the first and fourth game, before Hazel finished the match by scoring nine straight points in the fifth game (4-9;10-8;9-1;7-9;9-0).