|Lauren Banner won twice for the Jumbos in the first position Sunday.|
BELMONT, Mass. – With two more wins on Sunday afternoon the No. 18 Tufts women's squash team improved to a perfect 12-0 this season. The Jumbos beat Georgetown, 7-0, and Boston University, 9-0, at the Belmont Hill School.
The two wins put the Jumbos at 12-0 overall this season, and they will look to keep that momentum going throughout this season.
The Jumbos opened with a 7-0 win over Georgetown. Junior Lauren Banner won in the first position over Maddy Forbess, 11-7, 11-5, 11-2. In the second position, sophomore Sahana Karthik picked up an 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 win over Jacqueline Laret. Freshman Sahar Tirmizi allowed the Hoya's Kaitlin Hughes to score just ten points across three games in the third position. Sophomore Olivia Ladd-Luthringhauser cruised past Jane Hopkins, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2. Sophomre Sinclair Meggitt played the closest match of the day, using four games to top Grace Alburger, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2, 11-7. In the sixth position sophomore Chista Irani picked up an 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 win over Kaleigh O'Connor. Rounding out the Jumbos line up was junior Gabi Salomon, who blanked Megan Nilles in the third game in the seventh position, 11-7, 11-5, 11-0.
In the second match of the day the Jumbos blanked Boston University, 9-0, and all nine Jumbos won in three games. Banner picked up her second win of the day in the first position, topping Jasmine Rishi, 11-5, 11-1, 11-1. In the second position, Karthik won her second of the day with an 11-5, 11-2, 11-2 win over Anisha Nawalrai Melwani. Tirmizi took the courts in the third position again, picking up a three game win over Jacqueline Soscia. Ladd-Luthringhauser faced off with Normandie Essig in the fourth position, and won, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3.
Meggitt won again in the fifth position, topping Cameron Adajian, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9. In the sixth position, Irani allowed her Terrier opponent to score just four points across three games, winning, 11-3, 11-1, 11-0. Sophomore Isabella Libassi won over Julia Hess in the seventh position, 11-4, 11-2, 11-6. In the eighth position rookie Kate Deveaux allowed Katherine Gianni just seven points across three games in her win. Rounding out the Jumbos lineup was Salomon with her second win of the day in the ninth position.
The Jumbos will look to stay undefeated, but will face their biggest test to date next. They travel to take on No. 1 ranked Harvard on Friday.