No. 17 women's squash rolls to 7-2 win over No. 21 Franklin & Marshall

Senior Katie Bull improved to 2-0 on the season and helped the No. 17 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team win 7-2 Sunday afternoon over No. 21 Franklin & Marshall. (File photo by Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The No. 17 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team swept six matches on its way to a 7-2 win over No. 21 Franklin & Marshall Sunday afternoon. 

Bates (1-1) took four of five matches against the Diplomats (0-3) at the top of the ladder. Junior Luca Polgar (Budapest, Hungary) defeated Ellen Verry 3-0 (11-3, 12-10, 11-5) at the No. 1 position and senior captain Kristyna Alexova (Boskovice, Czech Republic) swept her way to a 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-4) victory over Emily Knapp at the No. 2 position. 

Senior captain Vicky Arjoon (Georgetown, Guyana) earned a sweep as well, winning 3-0 (11-7, 12-10, 11-8) at the No. 4 position over Katherine Galambos. And first-year Natasha Jones (Roslindale, Mass.) continued her impressive start to her collegiate career with a 3-1 (11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8) win over Grace Smith at the No. 5 position. 

The Bobcats swept all three matches at the No. 7-9 positions, with first-years Emma Galambos (Baltimore, Md.) and Natalie Bachman (New Canaan, Conn.) winning their respective matches. Galambos defeated Liana Zranchev 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-6) at No. 7 and Bachman won 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-7) at No. 8 over Katherine Anderson. 

Senior Katie Bull (Sudbury, Mass.) improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-2) win at the No. 9 position over Mimi Fairbanks.

The Bobcats host Bowdoin for their home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with the match getting underway at 6pm. 

No. 17 Bates 7, No. 21 Franklin & Marshall 2
Nov. 18, 2018 at Lancaster, Pa.

1. Luca Polgar (B) def. Ellen Verry (F&M) 11-3, 12-10, 11-5
2. Kristyna Alexova (B) def. Emily Knapp (F&M) 11-9, 11-4, 11-4
3. Emily Bartos (F&M) def. Eliza Dunham (B) 4-11, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7
4. Vicky Arjoon (B) def. Katherine Galambos (F&M) 11-7, 12-10, 11-8
5. Natasha Jones (B) def. Grace Smith (F&M) 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8
6. Pratiksha Mishra (F&M) def. Molly Brooks (B) 11-4, 12-10, 11-8
7. Emma Galambos (B) def. Liana Zranchev (F&M) 11-9, 11-7, 11-6
8. Natalie Bachman (B) def. Katherine Anderson (F&M) 11-4, 11-6, 11-7
9. Katie Bull (B) def. Mimi Fairbanks (F&M) 11-3, 11-5, 11-2