POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The No. 14 women's squash team picked up two decisive wins over Vassar and Wesleyan on Saturday, February 12.  The Lions defeated the host school Vassar 8-1 and followed that up with a 7-2 win over Wesleyan.  With the wins, Columbia improves 12-2 to close out the regular portion of its schedule.

Columbia easily handled Vassar in its first match of the day.  The Lions won eight of the nine matches, including six in three-straight games.  Katie Quan had a good win at No. 2, defeating Kristine Bell 11-7, 11-8, and an exciting 15-13 win. Playing at No. 8, Alexa Mouta dropped her first two games 7-11 and 6-11, but came back to win the next three 11-8, 11-4, 12-10.

The Lions were equally impressive in their second match, downing the Cardinals 7-2.  Playing No. 1, Liz Chu jumped out to a 2-0 lead, only to drop the next two 10-12, 6-11, forcing a game five.  Chu was dominant in that final game, downing Mary Foster 11-5, while Quan picked up her second win of the day with a 3-0 win over Diana Edwards. 

Monica Stone, Annie Tickell, Anne Cheng, Jenny Schroder and Kate Hansen also had wins for Columbia.

The Lions will next compete at the Women's Nationals in Princeton, N.J. on Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20. The Individual National Championships are set for March 4-6 in Hanover, N.H.

Columbia 8, Vassar 1
1. Liz Chu (CU) def. Libby Pei (VC) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4
2. Katie Quan (CU) def. Kristine Bell (VC) 11-7, 11-8, 15-13
3. Monica Stone (CU) def. Meg Taylor (VC) 11-7, 11-0, 11-2
4. Skylar Dickey (CU) def. Willow Thompson (VC) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2
5. Annie Tickell (CU) def. Nina Punukollu (VC) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4
6. Anne Cheng (CU) def. Lisa Evans (VC) 11-1, 11-3, 11-2
7. Jenny Schroder (CU) def. Avery Siciliano (VC) 11-4, 11-7, 11-5
8. Alexa Mouta (CU) def. Jill Levine (VC) 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10
9. Elizabeth Anderson (VC) def. Kate Hansen (CU) 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8

Columbia 7, Wesleyan 2
1. Liz Chu (CU) def. Mary Foster (WC) 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 6-11, 11-5
2. Katie Quan (CU) def. Diana Edwards (WC) 11-3, 11-8, 11-3
3. Monica Stone (CU) def. Grace Zimmerman (WC) 11-1, 11-8, 11-4
4. Tanesha Jackson (WC) def. Skylar Dickey (CU) 11-8, 8-11, 2-11, 11-6, 11-2
5. Annie Tickell (CU) def. Danielle Craig (WC) 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 11-3
6. Anne Cheng (CU) def. Nell Schwed  (WC) 11-3, 10-12, 6-11, 11-5, 11-9
7. Jenny Schroder (CU) def. Jenny Chu (WC) 11-5, 15-13, 9-11, 11-6
8. Kar-Anne Tan (WC) def. Alexa Mouta (CU) 11-3, 11-4, 11-4
9. Kate Hansen (CU) def. Meherazade Sumariwalla (WC) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6