Stamford, Conn. - Five Lions picked up victories on a busy opening day of action at the 2016 College Squash Association on Friday, March 4. No.6 Osama Khalifa picked up a (11-6, 11-6, 11-6) win over No.11 Ahmed Hatata of Bates College to advance to the quarterfinlas of the Pool Division. Khalifa will take on No.3 Mario Yanez of Rochester tomorrow at 12:05 pm.
No.34 Reyna Pacheco captured a (11-6, 11-2, 11-2) victory in the Holleran 'B' Division over No.63 Sarah Yang of Wellesley College. No.23 Maddie O'Connor also defeated No.74 Isabel Hirschberg of Princeton (11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7). Both will return in the quarterfinals tommorrow with Pacheco set to face No.31 Jennifer Haley of Trinity at 12:30 pm and O'Connor to take on No.55 Rebecca Brownell of Dartmouth at 12:30 pm.
In the Holleran 'C' Division, No.19 Tanvi Khanna earned a win over No.77 Abigail Shonrock of George Washington (11-7, 11-5, 11-13, 11-5). Up next, Khanna will gear for No.46 Hedvika Suchankova of Dickinson College tomorrow at 1:10 pm.
No.36 Catherine Jenkins added a Holleran 'D' Division win over No.61 Kim Krayacich (11-2, 11-7, 1--5). Jenkins will compete against No.29 Michelle Wong tomorrow at 1:50 pm.
Despite falling in the openning round of the Pool Division, Rishi Tandon will compete in the conosoation bracket tommorrow at 10:30 am.