Mary Foster '14, Named Second-Team All-NESCAC, Gains Valuable Experience by Facing Some Tough Competition in the CSA Individual Championship at Dartmouth
Ranked 80th nationally in the latest individual College Squash Association (CSA) rankings, Mary Foster '14 (photo) got a taste of tough national competition at her first CSA Individual Championships hosted by Dartmouth Fri.-Sun., March 4-6. Foster played #1 for the Cardinals throughout the 2010-11 season with a respectable 12-13 record and was named second-team all-NESCAC. Wesleyan fashioned its second straight winning campaign with a 14-12 mark and ranked 19th nationally as a team.
Facing Tempest Bowden, the #4 player from Mount Holyoke, in the first round of the Holleran Division Friday, Foster won the match, 3-1 (11-2, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5) to advance to the second round There she faced Alexandra Sawin, who plays #6 for Princeton and is ranked 41st in the country. Foster did herself proud by claiming the second game in a 3-1 setback (7-11, 11-9, 5-11, 10-12).
Playing the the second level consolations, Foster had another stiff challenge on Saturday when she took on Williams' #1 player and 50th-ranked nationally Courtney Bogle. Bogle posted a three-game victory (11-8, 11-9, 11-6) but not without a fight from Foster.