Hyslip Leads Camel Women to 2-1 Record in Opening Weekend
Garza Propels Camels to Weekend Split with 3-1 Mark in #1 Slot
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's and women's squash teams opened the 2010-2011 season with a successful start. The women took two out of three matches while the men went 2-2 in a weekend split.
The Camel women recorded 6-3 wins against the Wellesley Blue and the Huskies of Northeastern University. The Camels also dropped a 6-3 decision to Tufts University.
Junior Jenn Hyslip (Andover, Mass.) paved the way to victory for the Camels, taking two out of three matches at #3 singles for the Camels. Rosmery Hidalgo (New York, N.Y.), Audrey Schlette (Pennington, N.J.) and junior Brittany Badik (Madison, Conn.) were a perfect 3-0 in their respective slots at #6, 8 and 9 on the ladder.
Sophomore Allie Hibbs (Southport, Conn.) took two out of three matches in the seventh slot for Connecticut College.
The Camel men earned 7-2 wins against MIT and lost a 5-4 nail-biter to Tufts and a 9-0 decision to Northeastern.
Caleb Garza (Seaville, N.J.), the 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, posted a 3-1 record in the opening weekend of action. Sophomore Asa Welty (Gloucester, Mass.), Justin Curtis (New York, N.Y), and Sam Gevirtz (Allentown, Pa.) went 3-1 in their respective slots at #7, 8 and 9 on the ladder.
Hunter Bolling (Wilmington, Del.) and Tyler Stilwell (Potomac, Md.) both went 2-2 for the Camels in their spots at #4 and #6 in the line-up.
Lucie Nadler, a sophomore from Marion, Mass., says the program has embraced the energy and expertise of its new coaching staff comprised of Chris O'Brien and Pete Avitable.
"We've been doing a lot of fitness," Nadler said. "Everyone's technique is getting better. We've had great coaching. We miss (Bill) McNally but our coaches have been doing a great job. The practices are dynamic and it's great having two coaches this year."
Both teams will take a brief break to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume action the weekend of Dec. 4-5 with the Wesleyan University Invitational.
November 22, 2010