The Brown women's squash team went into the Bates match with nothing to lose, knowing that it would be a tough battle. The pre-season rankings had the Bears at #10 and the Bates Bobcats at #11, but with several Brown starters abroad this semester, the numbers meant very little. The Brown women went down swinging, ultimately losing to Bates by a score of 7-2, in a match played at MIT.
Bears' freshman Mina Shakarshy opened the match with an inspiring win at the #3 position, and sophomore Meredith Schmidt-Fellner showed that she is on the right track, winning in four games in her first official match after sitting out all of last season with an injury.
Senior Captain Erika Kohnen played some great squash, battling the Bates #6 to two-all before ultimately coming up just short in the fifth. Though is was discouraging to lose a spot in the national rankings, the Women will be training hard, using the experience they gained to improve their games.
Bates 7, Brown 2
Nov. 19, 2011 at MIT
1. Rahbar,Dori H. (Brown) def by Ariffin,Nessrine (Bates) 11-5,11-6,11-3
2. Domenick,Sarah (Brown) def by Parris,Cheri-Ann (Bates) 11-5,11-7,12-10
3. Shakarshy,Mina (Brown) def Kelly,Myriam (Bates) 11-5,11-8,11-7
4. Elliott-Moskwa,Katherine V. (Brown) def by Brooks,Ashley M (Bates) 11-5,12-10,15-13
5. Schmidt-Fellner,Meredith (Brown) def Matos,Samantha (Bates) 11-5,11-3,9-11,11-5
6. Kohnen,Erika D (Brown) def by Drammeh,Rakey (Bates) 11-6,11-4,10-12,8-11,11-7
7. White,Alexandra L. (Brown) def by Mitchell,Chloe (Bates) 11-8,11-9,11-5
8. Dalury,Brooke G. (Brown) def by Bourke,Lesea (Bates) 11-5,11-5,5-11,5-11,11-5
9. Fleischer,Christina M. (Brown) def by Mayer,Jane W. (Bates) 11-5,11-6,11-7