Women’s Squash Takes Fourth Place Finish at NESCAC Championships

Women’s Squash Takes Fourth Place Finish at NESCAC Championships

CLINTON, N.Y. – After earning an appearance in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's squash semifinals, Amherst College dropped a tight 5-4 decision to Middlebury College in the third place consolation match on Sunday afternoon.

Amherst, the No. 16 team in the country, drops to 10-6, while No. 15 Middlebury improves to an identical record.

The Panthers took points at the top two spots in the lineup, but Rachael Ang '19, Caroline Conway '20, Riddhi Sampat '21 and Margaret Werner '21 all won for Amherst.

Ang fought back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Alexa Comai at No. 3 singles, while Conway handled Anne Glassie 11-9, 11-3, 11-2 a spot below.

Sampat won a four-set decision over Natalie Madden at the fifth position, and Werner took the full five sets to get past Natasha Lowitt 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 8-11, 11-4 at the bottom of the lineup.

Emily Beinkampen's 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 win at seven singles over Katy Correia '20 was the deciding point that clinched the match for Middlebury.

Amherst will host Mount Holyoke on Wednesday evening in their final tune-up for the CSA Women's Team Championships on February 16-18 at Harvard University.