George Washington Edges Columbia In Kurtz Cup Finals

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

PRINCETON, N.J. - With the Kurtz Cup (B Division) crown on the line, the Columbia women's squash team faced a familiar foe in George Washington on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the CSA Team Nationals. Although the Lions beat the Colonials 7-2 in the season opener, George Washington battled to edge Columbia 5-4 in the finals this morning.

Despite the loss, Catherine Jenkins posted a 3-1 win at the No. 3 position and both Leah Barnet (No.5) and Kate Calihan (No. 8) won it staight games. Maya Patel grabbed a victory at No. 6 at 11-1, 11-6, 10-12, 11-4. Monica Stone put up a strogn fight at No. 9 for the Lions taking the match to five games, but the Colonials came out on top 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 1-5.

The Lions cap the season at 8-7 for its second winning season in program history and a No. 10 national ranking. A few athletes will continue the season at the CSA Individual National Championships next weekend.

Match Date Seed #1
Seed #2
2/22/14  No. 9 Columbia
4  No. 10 George Washington
  Columbia George Washington
Winner's Score Winner
1S Colette Sultana Anna Porras 11-6, 11-3, 11-8 GW
2S Grace Van Arkel Breanne Flynn 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 GW
3S Catherine Jenkins Alejandra Porras 11-9, 9-11, 15-13,11-7 Columbia
4S Reyna Pacheco Jacueline Shea 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 GW
5S Leah Barnet Emely Levyn 11-3, 11-7, 11-6 Columbia
6S Maya Patel Kelly Barnes 11-1, 11-6, 10-12, 11-4 Columbia
7S Alisha Maity Eunice Tan 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7 GW
8S Kate Calihan Alexa Tzarnas 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 Columbia
9S Monica Stone Mehak Chawla 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5 GW
10s Jamie Pawlik Elizabeth Tapley  11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 Columbia
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