Girls’ Squash Gets Past Episcopal

Saturday, January 15, 2022
Head coach Mike Sweeney gives the squad a pep talk before the match

A five-set, come-from-behind victory by Hisano Enomoto ’25 was the difference as Mercersburg’s girls’ varsity squash team held off visiting Episcopal High School, 5-4, in a match played January 17 in the Davenport Squash Center.

Indira Moshi ’24, Martina Vega Calero ’23, and Greta Lawler ’23 gave the Blue Storm (3-1) straight-set victories at the top three spots on the ladder. With Episcopal picking up wins at #4, #8, and #9, and Joyce Cui ’22 winning her match for Mercersburg in four sets at #6, the only matches left on court were the #5 and #7 matches.  Mercersburg needed to win one of them in order to emerge victorious in the team competition.  

While the games were competitive, Coco Zhai ’24 ultimately fell at #5, leaving Enomoto’s match at #7 (which was knotted at 2-2), as the decider. Tied at 7-7 in the 5th, Enomoto went on a run, forcing a couple of match balls and ultimately coming through in a tightly contested battle.  

The victory was the Storm's first win over Episcopal in several years. It was the first team match for Mercersburg (3-1) since a 7-2 victory over Bryn Mawr on December 14.

Results
#1 Indira Moshi ’24 (M) def. Mary Schroeder (E), 11-1, 11-2, 11-6
#2 Martina Vega Calero ’23 (M) def. Madalein Amoako (E), 11-2, 11-7, 11-4
#3 Greta Lawler ’23 (M) def. Maggie Greenhill (E), 11-5, 13-11, 11-8
#4 Lilja Kjaernested (E) def. Camille Smith ’22 (M), 11-9, 3-11, 11-2, 11-9
#5 Laura Grace Shield (E) def. Coco Zhai ’24 (M), 11-9, 11-6, 11-8
#6 Joyce Cui ’22 (M) def. Yeisy Velasquez (E), 12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7
#7 Hisano Enomoto ’25 (M) def. Caroline Hunt (E), 10-12, 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 12-10
#8  Isabella Custard (E) def. Jamie Hyung ’23 (M), 11-9, 11-5, 11-6
#9 Jane Montgomery (E) def. Sam Jacobs ’23 (M), 11-5, 11-6, 11-5

The Storm visits National Cathedral School Wednesday, January 19, at 4:15 p.m. in Washington, DC.


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