Red Devils Face Tough Start at Mid-Atlantic Championships

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Charlottesville, Va.) – The #18-ranked Dickinson women's squash team suffered a pair of setbacks at the Mid-Atlantic Championships at the University of Virginia on Saturday. The Red Devils fell to #15-George Washington University, 7-2, and then suffered a 9-0 decision to the ninth-ranked Cavaliers.

Sophomore Aya Sobhy (Stroudsburg, Pa./Blair Academy) and Jaime Leigh Edghill (Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago/Holy Name) earned the points for the Red Devils against George Washington.

Sobhy survived a back-and-forth battle in the number five flight, winning (11-6, 3-11, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8). Edghill claimed the ninth in straight sets (11-6, 11-6, 11-5).

First-year Courtney Trail (Palmerston North, N.Z./Palmerston North Girls School) won the opening set and claimed the fourth in a hard-fought match in the second flight, falling (8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7).

Senior Domenica Romo (Ambato, Ecuador/Colegio Atenas) played well in a tough loss at number four (11-3, 12-10, 9-11, 13-11).

Trail went up on her match against Virginia before Amanda Haywood rallied for a (6-11, 3-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8) decision.

The Red Devils slip to 5-7 on the season. They will face Franklin & Marshall on Sunday at 11:30 am.