CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In only its second season as a varsity program, the Columbia women's squash team ended the 2011-12 season on a high note. With a 6-3 win over Mount Holyoke on Sunday, February 26, the Lions have captured a 13th place national ranking behind their victory in the consolation final in the Kurtz Cup (B Division) of the 2012 CSA National Championships.

Columbia bounced back after an 8-1 loss to Williams in the first round to win back to back matches. An 8-1 win over Franklin & Marshall on Saturday, February 25 earned the Lions a trip to the consolation finals. The 6-3 win over the Lyons in the consolation finals pushed 16th-ranked Columbia up three spots to a No. 13 ranking to finish the year.

"This season was tough because we are still building a program and we faced a lot of older and more experienced teams. That being said, the women on my team are highly analytical and were driven to improve their play at Nationals. We are evolving from being the underdog to being the confident and seasoned team. We are focusing on cultivating a tradition of pride and confidence, " said Kelsey Engman, Head Coach of Columbia Women's Squash.

Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
02/26/12 Columbia University 6 Mount Holyoke College 3
Singles      Indicates Winner
  Columbia University Mount Holyoke College Winner's Score Winner
1WS Maity,Alisha P. Ranaweera,Randima 11-6,11-6,11-2 Mount Holyoke College
2WS Quan,Katie Y Robertson,Shara 16-14,10-12,11-5,11-5 Mount Holyoke College
3WS Calihan,Kate B. Madraswala,Shaheen 7-11,11-5,11-5,11-9 Mount Holyoke College
4WS Chu,Elizabeth A. Intal,Katrina 8-11,11-7,12-10,11-4 Columbia University
5WS Stone,Monica Myren,Kristina 11-5,11-9,11-2 Columbia University
6WS Somaiya,Dheeya Brummer,Kathryn 11-7,11-3,11-4 Columbia University
7WS Dickey,Skylar B Ozanne,Marie 11-2,11-1,11-6 Columbia University
8WS Tickell,Annie P Parker,Dachelle 11-5,11-3,11-3 Columbia University
9WS Strauss,Morgan L. Rojek,Paulina M. 11-4,11-4,15-13 Columbia University
10WS Schroder,Jenny K Moore,Sarah 11-9,6-11,11-5,11-8 Columbia University