The intercollegiate squash championships got underway yesterday at Hemenway Gym in predictable fashion, with the 60-woman field being reduced to the final 16, including all eight seeded players.
The surviving 16 include three members of the Harvard national championship squad--fourth-seed Mary Hulbert, and juniors Jackie Corrigan, and Lisa Harrison.
Hulbert breezed into the third round via an opening round bye and a straight game victory over Brown's Daren Kleiner The other seeds had an equally easy time in advancing Top-ranked Alicia McConnell, the UPenn superstar, disposed of Williams's Barbara Reiffer in a lopsided win and added injury to insult by sending Reiffer to UHS with a bleeding wound above her left eye.
Second seed Nina porter from Trinity advanced with a three game win, setting a standard which third-seed Karen Kelso matched by destroying Harvard's Laura Kaye. 15-6, 15-11. 15-13 Kelso used a superior repertoire of shots to overpower the local favorite who entered the intercollegiates unbeaten in match play this year.
The loss drops Kaye into the second consolation tourney, a tournament which she won last year.
Leaving aside Kay's unlucky draw. Harrison had the Crimson's most difficult most difficult route into the third round, having to overcome Princeton's Denise Galambos, to whom she lost in tour game in a dual match February 13. But things went differently yesterday Harrison reversed the previous decision and exacted a large measure of revenge by whipping Galambos and earning a shot against eighth seeded Jennifer Meagher of Brown today.
Although suffering a temporary lapse in the second game which she lost 16 14. Harrison was invincible the rest of the time dropping only 20 points over three games. The Harvard junior won by taking command of the court forcing Galambos into corners and turning her opponent's apparent winners into near winners through anticipation and quick movements.
As for Corrigan, Harvard's talented number three player coasted to straight game wins over Dartmouth's Leslie Subak and Brown's Perrin Tingley. However, she faces stiffer competition today in the form of Princeton's Joanne Sherry, the journey's seventh seed.