(New Haven, Conn.) – The #18-ranked Dickinson women's squash team opened play in the Walker Cup Division at the College Squash Association Team Championships on Friday afternoon, turning back #23-ranked Wesleyan University, 8-1.
The Red Devils are the #2-seed in the Walker Cup, looking to move up in the rankings with a Division title after falling in the Walker Cup finals a year ago.
First-year Lindsay Kuracina (Thorn Hill, Ontario, Canada/Lake Forest, Ill.) claimed the point in the second flight with an (11-7, 11-5, 11-9) decision while senior Abbie Wingerd (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) came out on top, battling early to win the sixth flight (10-12, 13-11, 11-4, 11-8).
Senior Domenica Romo (Ambato, Ecuador/Colegio Atenas) dropped her first set but came back strong to earn the point in the three-spot (8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-3).
Sophomore Eloise Nimoityn (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) added a dominant performance to earn the seventh point for the Red Devils, taking the fourth (11-4, 11-3, 11-3).
First-year Courtney Trail (Palmerston North, New Zealand/Palmerston North Girls' School) came out on top of a marathon match to close out the match, 8-1.
Trail bookended a pair of 13-11 sets around scores of 9-11, 11-7 and 8-11 as the Red Devils advance to the semifinals on Saturday evening.
The Red Devils improve to 10-7 overall. They square-off against #19-ranked Bates College at 6:30 pm on Saturday.