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Women’s Squash Advances Six at CSA Individual Championships

Pictured: Senior co-captain Johanna Snyder upset the No. 6 seed in the tournament en route to the quarterfinals of the "A" Division at the CSA Individual Championships.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.

HARTFORD, Conn.– The Harvard women’s squash team had six players move on to the third rounds at the College Squash Association Individual Championships. The Crimson had three players go through in the “A” Division and three in the “B” Division.

Freshman Laura Gemmell, the top-seeded player in the “A” Division, cruised into the Round of 16 and into the quarterfinals with victories. Junior Alisha Mashruwala won her first round match in five games to continue on to the second round later in the day. Mashruwala rolled into the quarterfinals with a win.

Senior co-captain Johanna Snyder also clinched a spot in the quarterfinals. Snyder upset Nour Baghat of Trinity, the No. 6 seed in the bracket, in five games. The senior once again came out on top in a long five game match. Harvard claimed three of the eight quarterfinal slots in the “A” Division.

In the “B” Division, junior Bethan Williams moved on to the Round of 32 after winning in three games. Sophomore Cece Cortes and senior co-captain Katherine O’Donnell each advanced to the Round of 32 due to both players drawing byes. All three also won their matches in the second round and earned spots in the Round of 16.

Action resumes tomorrow, March 6, with the quarterfinals and semifinals of the “A” Division. The Round of 16 and the quarterfinals of the “B” Division will also take place tomorrow.