Women's Squash Underway at Individual Championships

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Three Quakers advanced to the second round of the Ramsey Division at the College Squash Association Individual Championship Friday. They will play again later today for a chance to make it to the quarterfinals.

Kristen Lange – the nation’s second seed – and Sydney Scott advanced to the round of 16 as expected. Meanwhile, Tara Chawla upset the tournament’s No. 8 seed 3-2 after being down two games to one.

Lange continued her quest for a championship in the Round of 16, where she defeated Dartmouth's Ashley Malenchak, 9-1, 9-2, 9-0. She will face Alisha Mashruwala of Harvard in the quarterfinals Saturday.

In the Round of 16, Scott fell to Harvard's June Tiong, 9-1, 9-10, 9-2, 9-4. Meanwhile, Chawla dropped her second round match to Neha Kumar of Princeton, 9-3, 9-1, 9-7.

Sophomore Britt Hebden fell to the No. 7 seed in five games. In the consolation, though, Hebden defeated Pamela Anckermann of Mount Holyoke, 9-0, 9-7, 9-7.

“Britt played well,” said head coach Jack Wyant, “but she came up against a tough opponent. Overall, this was a good start to the tournament.”