PHILADELPHIA - Pairings for the women's squash individual championships have been announced and Penn will be very well represented this weekend with six players taking part in the championships on the women's side. Five of those players will be taking part in the Ramsay ("A") Division while Courtney Jones will be Penn's lone representative in the Holleran ("B") Division.
In the Ramsay Division, Nabilla Ariffin will be Penn's highest seeded player coming into the tournament. Ariffin compiled a 7-7 record on the season, playing all but one of her matches at the top of the ladder. Ariffin earned Second-Team All American honors as a freshman a year ago. She will come into the tournament as the ninth-seeded player in the 32 player bracket. In the opening round she will face Stanford's Cecilia Haig, who is seeded 25th. That match will take place at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow. In the regular season, Haig lost a pair of matches to Annie Madeira at number three.
Rachael Goh (10-4) enters the tournament as the 12th seeded player. She will draw Jesse Pacheco, seeded 21st, of Cornell in the opening round. Their match is scheduled to start at 11:20 a.m. During the season, Yarden Odinak beat Pacheco 3-2 in the opening match of the season.
Madeira (12-2) begins her tournament as the 14th seed. She will draw Jennifer Pelletier of Trinity, who is seeded 19th. Odinak also owns a win over Pelletier from when the two met at number four with Odinak winning 3-2. Madeira and Pelletier are scheduled to begin play at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Odinak (13-1) will come into the tournament as one of Penn's two underdogs in the first round of the Ramsay Division. Seeded 18th, Odinak will square off with 15th-seeded Kimberley Hay of Yale. Hay did not take part in Penn's match with Yale earlier this season. Odinak's match is set to get underway at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow.
The final Quaker to be playing in the Ramsay Division is Pia Trikha who brings her perfect 14-0 mark into play tomorrow. She is seeded 26th and will draw the seventh-seeded Millie Tomlinson of Yale in the opening round. Tomlinson comes in highly seeded, but was also dealt an earlier defeat at the hands of Odinak in three tights sets earlier this season. This matchup will get underway at 1:40 p.m.
In the Holleran Division,Jones comes in as the sixth-seeded player in this bracket. With the sixth-seed, she receives a first round bye. She will have to wait until 3:45 tomorrow to take the courts against either Maggie Remsen of Cornell or Kelsey Bogle of Hamilton College. In the season-opening match, Jones defeated Remsen 3-0. Nobody on the Quakers has played Bogle this season.
With the exception of Jones, courtesy of her first round bye, every player will get two matches tomorrow regardless of the outcome of their first matches. Full updates for the individual tournament will be available on the College Squash Association Website.