Camel Men Top Colgate & Georgetown Women Defeat Smith & Wellesley in 2-1 Weekend

Brittany Badik '12
Brittany Badik '12
MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's and women's squash teams visited Wesleyan University for round robin action this weekend. The men swept a pair of matches, while the women took two out of three in a productive weekend for both clubs. Both clubs head into their match at Wesleyan University Thursday night with identical 4-2 records. The Camel men handled Georgetown in an 8-1 triumph Sunday morning and won their third straight match in decisive fashion, blanking the Raiders of Colgate University in their afternoon match up, 9-0. Sophomore Benito Fernandez (New York, N.Y.) shined for Connecticut College at the #2 slot on the ladder for Connecticut College. Fernandez pulled out a five-game thriller in his match against Georgetown, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to vanquish his opponent with 11-6, 11-6 and 11-9 wins. In the Colgate match, Fernandez swept his opponent in three games. Sophomore Caleb Garza (Seaville, N.J.) continued his torrid start for the Camels. Garza swept both of his opponents in the #1 slot on the ladder. In women's action, the Camels earned 7-2 victories against Wellesley and Smith College Saturday before they closed out the weekend with a 9-0 loss to Mount Holyoke College Sunday morning. Assistant head coach Pete Avitable has been impressed with the development of junior Brittany Badik (Madison, Conn.), who took up the sport for the first time this fall. In just her second week of collegiate action, Badik earned a 3-1 victory in her #9 slot against Smith and coasted to a 3-0 win against the Wellesley Blue. Sophomore Lucie Nadler (Marion, Mass.) battled back from an early season injury to post a 3-1 victory against the Pioneers of Smith at the #3 slot on the ladder and rolled in a 3-0 triumph against Wellesley.

December 8, 2010

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