Feb. 17, 2018
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BOSTON - The No. 14 Virginia women's squash team (13-9) defeated No. 15 Middlebury (11-10), 7-2, in the Kurtz Cup on Saturday (Feb. 17) at the Murr Center in Boston.
"One of the most telling tests of a team is how well they recover from disappointing losses," head coach Mark Allen said. "We certainly experienced a very emotionally, draining loss
Middlebury recorded the first point of the match with a win in position two, but sophomore Julia Thompson (Newtown Square, Pa) responded for the Cavaliers with an 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 win in position three against Alexa Comai.
Junior Annie Tyson (Flourtown, Pa.) and sophomore Sarah Doss (Richmond, Va.) won in positions six and five, respectively. Tyson defeated Virginia Schaus, 11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, while Doss topped Natalie Madden 11-3, 11-5, 11-7. Freshman Emily Woodworth (Weston, Mass.) followed with a win against Lucy Bostwick in position two, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9.
Sophomore Isabelle Ezratty (Greenwich, Conn.) battled to win in five games, after dropping the first two sets to Mira Chugh. Ezratty captured the match point in position eight, winning 12-14, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9.
Sophomore Tara Arya (Cupertino, Calif.) and junior Madeleine Mayhew (New York, N.Y.) recorded the team's last two points, winning in positions four and seven, respectively. Arya defeated Anne Glassie 11-8, 11-8, 11-6, while Mayhew topped Emily Beinkampen 12-10, 11-7, 11-7.
The Cavaliers will play No. 12 George Washington in the consolation finals tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Women: No. 14 Virginia 7, No. 15 Middlebury 2
No. 1 Beatrijs Kuijpers def. Carey Danforth 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6
No. 2 Emily Woodworth def. Lucy Bostwick 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3
No. 3 Julia Thompson def. Alexa Comai 11-5, 11-5, 11-9
No. 4 Tara Arya def. Anne Glassie 11-8, 11-8, 11-6
No. 5 Sarah Doss def. Natalie Madden 11-3, 11-5, 11-7
No. 6 Annie Tyson def. Virginia Schaus 11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6
No. 7 Madeleine Mayhew def. Emily Beinkampen 12-10, 11-7, 11-7
No. 8 Isabelle Ezratty def. Mira Chugh 12-14, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9
No. 9 Natasha Lowitt def. Elle Carroll 7-11, 11-4, 11-13, 12-14
Order of Finish: 9, 3, 6, 5, 2, 8, 4, 7, 1
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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