Connecticut College 5 Wellesley College 4 Ballo Erases Two Set Deficit to Lead Camels to Victory in the Bay State

Connecticut College 5 Wellesley College 4 Ballo Erases Two Set Deficit to Lead Camels to Victory in the Bay State
WELLESLEY, Mass.—Junior Mawa Ballo (Harlem, N.Y.) stormed back from a two set deficit to grind out a 3-2 victory in the top slot on the ladder, leading the Connecticut College women's squash team to a 5-4 victory against longtime rival Wellesley in the Bay State tonight.
 
The Camels, ranked #28 in the nation, improve their mark to 5-11 this season. The Blue, ranked #22 in the country, fell to 4-7 with the setback.
 
Ballo dropped her first two sets by a count of 11-7. But she battled back to take a 12-10 triumph in set three, before vanquishing her opponent in 11-2 and 11-9 decision to seal the victory. Sophomore Jackie Chu (New York, N.Y.) gutted out a five-set thriller of her own, winning with set scores of 11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 8-11 and 11-4 in the fifth slot on the ladder.
 

Junior Allie Fuller (Providence, R.I.) triumphed at six in straight sets with an 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 blanking of her opponent in the seventh slot in the lineup.  Phoebe Pilakas (Conway, Mass.) checked in with an 11-3, 12-10, 11-6 straight set victory at number eight. In the ninth slot in the lineup, senior tri-captain Caroline Lippincott (Jamestown, R.I.) prevailed in an 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 victory for Camel Nation