Women's squash takes two points from No. 2 Trinity at home

Kristyna Alexova won her first game against All-American opponent Min Jie Teh in Bates' 7-2 home loss to No. 2 nationally ranked Trinity on Dec. 2, 2018. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine -- The No. 18 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team made a respectable showing against NESCAC rival and second-ranked Trinity College on Sunday at the Bates Squash Center, falling 7-2 to the 2017-18 national runners-up.

Trinity (3-0) swept the top seven positions on the ladder on the day, dropping only one game in the process. Bates senior captain Kristyna Alexova (Boskovice, Czechia) won the first game of her match at the No. 2 position against Trinity's Min Jie Teh.

But the Bobcats (2-3) won at both the eighth and ninth positions. At No. 8, first-year Natalie Bachman (New Canaan, Conn.) defeated Maggie Lineberger in five games (11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7). At the ninth spot, senior Katie Bull (Sudbury, Mass.) downed Campbell Brown in straight games, 11-2, 11-8, 11-1.

The Bates squash programs raised awareness and funds to fight pediatric brain cancer in partnership with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to Cure Kids' Cancer prior to the match

Bates won't play again until Jan. 8, at home against Wesleyan University at 6pm.

Trinity 7, Bates 2

Dec. 2, 2018 | Lewiston, Maine

1. Luz Lopez Dominguez (T) def. Luca Polgar (B) 11-9, 11-7, 11-7

2. Min Jie Teh (T) def. Kristyna Alexova (B) 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4

3. Akanksha Salunkhe (T) def. Vicky Arjoon (B) 11-6, 11-7, 11-3

4. Jennifer Haley (T) def. Eliza Dunham (B) 11-6, 11-3, 11-6

5. Nadiia Usenko (T) def. Natasha Jones (B) 11-4, 11-1, 11-3

6. Lakeesha Rarere (T) def. Emma Galambos (B) 11-3, 11-4, 11-4

7. Amina Taher (T) def. Molly Brooks (B) 11-3, 11-3, 11-5

8. Natalie Bachman (B) def. Maggie Lineberger (T) 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7

9. Katie Bull (B) def. Campbell Brown (T) 11-2, 11-8, 11-1