Squash, Girls: Junior Varsity defeats Westminster

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The squad got its fifth straight victory of the season on Saturday away at Westminster, in a strong 5-2 showing. As the evens for the day, seniors Esme Benjamin, Janis Chen, and Helen Mak were the first to take the courts. Benjamin and Mak were victorious in 3-0 matches, while Chen battled mightily with her opponent through the first four games (11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-7) to force a fifth. Though Chen fought hard, she ultimately dropped the last game 6-11, giving Westminster one of its two points for the day. Up next were the odds. Senior Christina Li won three tight games (11-8, 11-9, 11-8) for another Deerfield win, while junior Grace Russell had an all-out battle, surging after a 3-11 loss in the first game to take the next two, 11-5, 11-9. She dropped the fourth 8-11, but then held on for a strong 11-4 win in the final. With four Deerfield points and a win secured, varsity player Alex Kelsey’s W at the #8 overall/#1 JV spot helped to garnish the victory., While junior Camille Glatt was unlucky in 4 tight games, she still could be proud of fighting hard at the #6 JV spot. Meanwhile in exhibition, Lilly Berry and Caroline Hoff had great matches, refusing to concede even a single game. Sophomores and squash newcomers Hunter Pulliam and Zeyna Ilahi battled talented opponents and narrowly lost their matches, while junior Emma Johnson was unlucky with a 0-3 loss.