Lange Reaches Individual Finals

CSA Individual Draw

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Kristen Lange, the No. 1 player on Penn's ladder and the second-ranked player in the country all season, reached the finals of the Collegiate Squash Association's Individual championship before falling to top-ranked Miranda Ranieri of Yale, 3-1 (10-8, 9-5, 5-9, 9-6).

Lange, who was a finalist last season, did not lose a game in this year's tournament leading up to the finals. Coming in as the No. 2 seed, Lange knocked off Alisha Mashruwala of Harvard in the quarterfinals, dispatching her handily, 9-6, 9-2, 9-5.

In the semis, Lange faced another Crimson player, June Tiong. She again proved to be playing on a higher level, winning 9-3, 9-7, 9-5.

In the finals, Ranieri pulled out to an early lead in the first game, but Lange came back and grabbed an 8-7 lead with game ball in hand. The senior Bulldog stepped things up after that, though, and grabbed the next three points to claim a 10-8 victory.

After Ranieri claimed victory in the second game, Lange's aggressiveness paid off in Game Three, as she charged out to a lead and took a 9-5 decision. That was as close as Lange would get, though, as Ranieri took control of the fourth game and claimed the victory.