On Friday, January 26 the women traveled across the river to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to compete against Middlebury College. While our team succumbed to a tough loss against Middlebury, the women were steadfast in their positivity and eager to use the competition as a way to continue to work on their skills for Nationals which will be held at Harvard University next month. Each woman encouraged her teammates through careful coaching and scoring, further propelling a fierce competitive spirit. Our team would also like to give mention to two of our newest BU women’s squash team members Phoebe Oler and Sarah Stratton! Both women have been great additions to our team and we look forward to seeing even more of their future accomplishments.
The women will be competing again on Sunday, February 4 against Bard College in West Hartford, CT. The match will begin at 10:00 AM at the Kingswood Oxford School squash courts. BU squash seniors and KO alums Katherine Gianni and Molly Rose are looking forward to returning to the courts where they first began playing! If you are in the area please stop by to support our team.
On Tuesday, January 23 the women’s team went head to head with Boston College for their last home match of the season. While the women brought their usual energy, leadership, and charisma both on court and off, it was an especially sentimental night for the seniors. Team president Molly Rose, women’s captains Shelby Bannon and Laura Ferreira-Cesar, Sports Information Director Katherine Gianni and team member Anisha Nawalrai will all be graduating in May 2018, thus leaving behind their collegiate squash experiences in the pursuit of new personal, professional, and academic goals. These women have undoubtedly helped to bolster BU Squash program as they each joined at a time when our team had little to no leverage in the club sports community. Four years later our program has grown exponentially as we are able to compete in rigorous matches around the northeast, against colleges and universities that provide excellent opponents. Our team would like to extend another huge thank you to our seniors – it’s difficult to imagine what BU squash would look like if not for your dedication, commitment, and love. We will miss you all.
Boston University’s Club Squash Match vs. Conn College with be cancelled on December 9th, 2018. Please advise that there will be no match.
On Thursday, November 30, the Boston University squash team competed against Northeastern University at SquashBusters.
The men succumbed to a 6-3 loss against Northeastern, but played with the same high level of determination and enthusiasm that they have been showcasing all season. Number three seed Parker Tonissi beat his opponent in a rousing five game match (11-4, 7-11, 11-2, 11-5). Men’s co-captain and number four seed Julian Joonsoo Lee also found success in his match, winning in three games (11-5, 11-8, 11-7). Similarly, number seven seed Shrey Shah won in just three games (11-9, 11-8, 11-7), never letting his challenger have the opportunity to gain the upper hand.
The women also saw a tough challenge against Northeastern, ultimately losing 8-1. However, number nine seed Meghana Patnana refused to let up against her opponent; winning her match in three games (11-9, 11-3, 11-7). Her exceptional willpower was inspiring to witness on the court and as a new member of the team this year we hope that she, and all of our other novice players will continue to set the bar high for the future of the program as a whole.
On Saturday, December 9, the women will be playing their last match of the season against Connecticut College. The match begins at 12:00 PM at the courts at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. We hope to see as many people as possible supporting our team, and would like to thank you for all of the encouragement you have given to us thus far this season!
Upcoming weeks: Tomorrow, Nov. 17th, the men and women will be traveling to Amherst College for a 1pm match.
11/30/2017 – BU (M+W) vs. Northeastern – @ Northeastern Squash Busters 7:30pm
12/2/2017 – BU (W) vs. Wellesley College – @ BU 1pm
12/9/2017 – BU (W) vs. Conn College – @ BU 12pm
On Saturday, November 11, the Boston University Squash Team Team traveled to Annapolis Maryland to compete at the United States Naval Academy at the annual Veteran’s Weekend Round Robin.
The women began the weekend with a 5-4 victory against Johns Hopkins University. Number four seed Jackie Loring won the deciding match for the team, refusing to let up in a grueling 5 game competition (12-10, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-3) against her opponent. In the afternoon the women competed against Haverford College and Georgetown Universityrespectively. Both schools provided a tough challenge for the women who ultimately lost both matches (9-0). However, the team never faltered in their spirit or sportsmanship and look forward to the possibility of taking on both teams again at Nationals.
The men saw an equally challenging weekend as they competed against four teams: Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Haverford, and Navy. The men found success against both John’s Hopkins and Georgetown, winning both matches with unwavering determination and confidence on the court. Haverford went on to claim a 8-1 victory over our team, but number two seed Marwan A. Sallam played an excellent match with his opponent David Chase. The match went to five games (9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8) the last of which determined Sallam’s win. The men succumbed to a loss against Navy (9-0), but were still able to keep their competitive edge throughout the entirety of every game.
Our team would like to extend another huge thank you to the United States Naval Academy for hosting us last weekend, as well as a thank you to those who came to support our team at the matches. This weekend, Saturday, November 18, the men and women will travel to Amherst College to compete.
On Saturday, November 4 our team traveled to Poughkeepsie, New York to compete in the Hudson Valley Squash Tournament at Vassar College. Upon our arrival, the men competed against Lafayette College and Swarthmore College while the women took on Fordham University and Mount Holyoke College respectively. On Sunday, the men faced opponents from Vassar and Fordham while the women challenged Vassar and BucknellU.
The men had an impressive 9-0 victory against Lafayette, as each member of the team fought relentlessly for every point. Their focus and commitment carried over into their second match against Swarthmore claiming another 9-0 win. The women matched the men in their competitive edge, despite competing without their number one and number two seeds. Although they suffered an 8-1 loss against Fordham and 9-0 loss against Mount Holyoke, the matches served as a worthwhile challenge to the women’s agility, determination, and resilience, especially as each played competed two spots up from her normal ladder position.
The following day, the men suffered a tough 8-1 loss against Fordham during the morning match, but came back to triumph 8-0 over Vassar in the afternoon. The women succumbed to two 9-0 losses against Vassar and Bucknell, but are looking forward to competing against them again later in the season. We are looking forward to traveling to Annapolis, Maryland this weekend to compete in a round robin tournament.
On Sunday, October 29 the women’s team faced off against The University of Rochester and Boston College thus kicking off their fall season. Each member of the team played with a fierce competitiveness and determination, allowing them to win 9-0 overall against The University of Rochester during the morning match.
The afternoon match against BC continued to test the team, but the women refused to falter against their opponents. Team treasurer and number four seed Normandie Essig had an especially inspiring match as she went into a grueling five game rally (11-8, 7-11, 3-11, 11-8, 5-11) with her competitor. While unfortunately the match didn’t end in Essig’s favor, her perseverance and sportsmanship throughout the entirety of each game is something each of her teammates should aspire to every time they step on court. Overall the women lost against BC, but are hopeful to come back with a vengeance later in the season. The Boston University Squash Team would like to thank everyone who came to the matches to show their support for our players and the Boston University Club Sports program as a whole. We look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming matches!