George Washington Edges Columbia In Kurtz Cup Finals
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
|2/22/14|| No. 9 Columbia
||4|| No. 10 George Washington
|1S||Anna Porras||11-6, 11-3, 11-8||GW|
|2S||Breanne Flynn||11-6, 11-3, 11-5||GW|
|3S||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||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|