Six Squash Players Advance At CSAs; Fiechter Alive In Championship Hunt
Sophomore Olivia Fiechter won her Ramsay Cup first-round match, while five other Tigers remained alive for All-America honors, to highlight a strong first day for Princeton at the CSA Individual Championships.
Fiechter, a 2015 CSA semifinalist, won her first-round match over Alyssa Mehta 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8, and she will try to advance to her second CSA semifinal when she takes on Harvard No. 2 Kayley Leonard Saturday morning at 11 am. The winner will likely face Trinity No. 1 Kanzy El Defrawy, the top seed and a two-time finalist.
Junior Maria Elena Ubina fell to Laila Samy 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 in her first round match and will move to the consolation draw.
While both Fiechter and Ubina are assured All-America spots, four women and one man are still in the hunt in their respective Holleran Cup tournaments. Two Princeton women, Rachel Leizman and Samantha Chai, will meet Saturday at 12:30 after both won their openers in the 'B' draw. Junior Alexandra Toth and sophomore Kira Keating were both winners in the 'D' draw, and both will play Saturday at 1:50. If Toth and Keating both win those matches, they would meet in the semifinal at 6:10.
On the men's side, freshman Cody Cortes topped David Cromwell 11-6, 11-6, 11-13, 11-7 and will play Sam Fenwick at 12:55 pm Saturday. Teammate Abhimanyu Shah lost in five games and will move to the back draw.