The girls’ varsity squash team traveled to Simsbury, Connecticut on Wednesday to challenge Westminster for the first match of 2023. Despite ultimately falling 1-6, Suffield battled valiantly, with multiple matches going to four and five games.
Lola Byrnes played a fantastic match at #8 but unfortunately fell to her opponent in a close five-game match. The lone victor for Suffield was sophomore, Tilden Wasley, who captured a hard fought, five-game victory at the #5 position. Tilden’s power and aggressive approach from the front of the court propelled her to her first varsity victory.
Suffield is now 1-3 and travels to Westover on Saturday.
The Tigers traveled to Middlebury, Connecticut on Saturday to challenge the Westover School. Although there were some competitive matches at the bottom of the ladder, Suffield ultimately fell, 2-5.
The top of Westover’s ladder was very strong, and proved to be too much for the Tigers. Bridget Hausler ’24 played a great exhibition match at #8 and captured a decisive 3-0 victory. Tilden Wasley ’25, despite arriving to the match with only one squash shoe, also played a great match and swiftly defeated her opponent 3-0 at the #5 position on the ladder for her second straight victory of the season. The match of the day featured Lola Byrnes ’25, who secured a hard-fought, four-game win at #7. Lola lost the first game but then clawed back into the contest with a strong second game. Relying on strong serves and deep forehand drives, Lola was able to secure the next two games, both of which went to extra points.
The Tigers are now 1-4 and will host the Williston-Northampton School on Wednesday at Tisch Fieldhouse at 2:15 pm.
|Diana Baffor||2025||Rye, NY|
|Lola Byrnes||2025||Darien, CT|
|Lauren Dobler||2025||Windsor, CT|
|Lauren Egan||2023||Scituate, RI|
|Edward Grace||2025||Suffield, CT|
|Ryan Haines||2025||Suffield, CT|
|Bridget Hausler||2024||San Francisco, CA|
|Paw Law Eh||2025||Hartford, CT|
|Fanny Suárez Vargas||2024||Bogota|
|Tilden Wasley||2025||Chatham, MA|
The goal of the program as a whole is to be as competitive as possible while supporting anyone who wants to play, regardless of experience or skill.
Students who look to make varsity in their first year at Suffield tend to have prior experience playing squash. Each year however, the team relies on players from the junior varsity to move up and strengthen the ladder from top to bottom. The team strives for an excellent dual and tri match record during the season to best prepare for the NEPSAC tournament.
Suffield’s girls’ squash program has enjoyed much success in recent years, finishing in the Top 20 in New England in 4 of the past 7 years. The Suffield girls’ varsity squash team competes against many strong programs in Western New England, including Loomis Chaffee, Westminster, Westover, and Miss Porter’s. A challenging and demanding season schedule prepares the team well for success at New England’s. Recent Suffield squash alumnae are currently playing or have played competitively at the college level at schools such as George Washington University, Middlebury College, Connecticut College, Columbia University, Hamilton College, Colby College, Franklin and Marshall, and Hobart/William Smith.