The Girls Varsity Squash team had its best finish ever at Yale University this past weekend taking fifth place at the US Squash High School Nationals!
The team started off strong in the first round of the tournament, overcoming a formidable foe, Access Youth Academy, a squash program from San Diego, with a final score of 5-2. Annie Tyson ’15, in the #5 spot for GFS, won in a tight five-game match to give the Tigers a decisive victory.
In the quarter finals, GFS lost a hard fought battle 3-4 to Baldwin. GFS’s top three players—Olivia Fiechter ’14 (#1), Carey Celata (#2) ’12 and Lydie McKenzie ’12 (#3)—all won. Only eight players in the entire tournament went undefeated all weekend, and three of those players were on the GFS squad.
In the Classic Plate semis, GFS took on St. George’s from Newport, RI, and won 4-3. The #7 for GFS, Claire Schmidt ’14, won a tight five-game match to secure the win for the team.
In the match for fifth place, the Tigers faced off against St. Ann’s School from Brooklyn and came out on top, 4-3. Once again, the GFS top three won their matches and Anna Bezahler ’13 put up a tough fight against her opponent, eventually losing in four games. The match than came down to the wire with the #4 spot still left to play. Freshman Grayson Melby stepped up to clinch the victory with a three-game straight win over her opponent.
Congratulations to the entire squad for their record-setting year!