Athletic News

Girls Squash 3rd in the Nation

Carly Barbato – February 13, 2017

The girls squash team entered and finished the HEAD 2017 U.S. High School Team Championships tournament ranked 3rd in the nation.  The team blanked their opponents in the opening 2 rounds of the HEAD 2017 U.S. High School Team Championships to advance to the semifinals to face Baldwin School.  By a slim margin, the girls were handed their first loss of the season and eliminated from the tournament by Baldwin in a close 4-3 loss.

In the opening round the girls defeated Exeter 7-0 earning their way to the 2nd round.

Deerfield vs. Exeter                                 Winner’s Score

  1. Ashley Manning vs. Eujung Park                  11-2, 8-11, 11-5, 11-1
  2. Maddie Chai vs. Ursula Szw                            11-5, 11-1, 11-3
  3. Cameron Munn vs. Yun Min Cho                 11-1, 11-4, 11-1
  4. Mimi DeLisser vs. Chandler Jean-Jacques 11-1, 11-1, 11-1
  5. Harbour Woodward vs. Alyssa Kuwana    11-5, 11-2, 11-3
  6. Sasha Hinckley vs. Ji Won Sung                   11-5, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5
  7. Emily Henderson vs. Katherine Lee            11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 11-4

The team improved upon their undefeated season as they beat Lawrenceville 7-0 in the 2nd round.

Deerfield vs. Lawrenceville                  Winner’s Score

  1. Ashley Manning vs. Abigail Dichter          11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-4
  2. Maddie Chai vs. Brittany Sun                      11-9, 15-13, 5-11, 11-5
  3. Cameron Munn vs. Virginia Schaus          11-5, 11-5, 11-5
  4. Mimi DeLisser vs. Margo Mancuso           11-6, 11-1, 11-4
  5. Harbour Woodward vs. Isabel Paine       11-9, 11-6, 11-7
  6. Sasha Hinckley vs. Carly Martinson          11-2, 11-9, 11-4
  7. Emily Henderson vs. Ellie Hopkins          5-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6

In semifinal action defending National champions Greenwich Academy defeated Noble and Greenough School 7-0. On the other side of the bracket, the Deerfield girls played a close match against Baldwin School and came up a win short of the finals.

Deerfield vs. Baldwin                              Winner’s Score

  1. Ashley Manning vs. Meghna Sreedhar        11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6
  2. Maddie Chai vs. Grace Steelman                   11-4, 11-9, 11-6
  3. Cameron Munn vs. Sumrin Mudgil             11-7, 11-7, 11-6
  4. Mimi DeLisser vs. Baila Mudgil                    13-11, 11-9, 11-5
  5. Harbour Woodward vs. Alexis Shatzman  11-3, 11-9. 11-5
  6. Sasha Hinckley vs. Sara Syed                         11-3, 11-5, 11-9
  7. Emily Henderson vs. Pallavi Sreedhar       11-3, 11-8, 11-6

Girls Varsity Squash in between matches at the US High School Championship

Greenwich Academy defeated Baldwin School in the finals by a score of 6-1 to claim the national title.

The Deerfield girls return to the court this Wednesday, 2/15 at home vs. Taft at 3:30pm. Later this month, 2/24 to 2/26, Deerfield will be the host site for the New England Class A Squash Championships.