PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Harvard women's squash team had three players on Saturday advance to their respective national championship matches at the College Squash Association's individual championship. Junior Gina Kennedy, senior Sophie Mehta and junior Eleonore Evans all secured spots for the sports' penultimate day.
Kennedy earned a trip to the Ramsay Cup: Division A National Championship match with a come-from-behind-victory against Penn's Reeham Sedky. Senior teammate Sophie Mehta advanced to the finals of the Holleran West: Division B, while junior Eleonore Evans advanced to the finals in the Holleran East: Division B. The championship matches will be played on Sunday at the Nicol Squash Club at Moses Brown School in Providence.
Kennedy won her first game against Sedkey, then dropped the next two. She battled back, eventually finishing the match in the fifth game, 13-11, 4-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6. The junior now readies for her third-consecutive National Championship match, taking on Sivasangari Subramaniam of Cornell on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Court 5.
Mehta dominated in her semifinal match, taking down Hannah Blatt of Drexel, 11-4, 11-2, 11-4. She will take on Trinity's Jennifer Haley on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Court 5, with a chance to capture the Holleran West: Division B.
Evans, as the top seed in the Holleran East: Division B, took care of business against Nadiia Usenko of Trinity, 11-2, 11-5, 11-3. She will face off against Princeton's Elle Ruggiero on Sunday at 11 a.m. on Court 3.
In the Ramsay Cup: Division A, Ivy League Player of the Year Sabrina Sobhy fell to Cornell's Sivasangari Subramaniam Cornell in four games, 9-11, 10-12, 11-7, 3-11.
Ramsay Cup, Semifinals:
Sivasangari Subramaniam (Cornell) def. Sabrina Sobhy, 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 11-3
Gina Kennedy def. Reeham Sedkey (Penn), 13-11, 4-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6
Holleran West, Semifinals:
Sophie Mehta def. Hannah Blatt (Drexel), 11-4, 11-2, 11-4
Holleran East, Semifinals:
Eleonore Evans def. Nadiia Usenko (Trinity), 11-2, 11-5, 11-3
Ramsay Cup Championship:
Gina Kennedy vs. Sivasangari Subramaniam (Cornell), Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. on Court 5.
Holleran West, Championship:
Sophie Mehta vs. Jennifer Haley (Trinity) Sunday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. on Court 5.
Eleonore Evans vs. Elle Ruggiero (Princeton) Sunday at 11 a.m. on Court 3.