Northampton, MA — For the week ending 2/1/2015, Princeton’s Kira Keating and Bard’s Satwik Srikrishnan have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow].
A [hpow] should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players.
Kira Keating (Princeton University): Princeton visited New Haven on Sunday. The 5th-ranked Tigers were looking edge 4th-ranked Yale and gain some momentum going into the final few weeks of the season. Every individual match was crucial for both teams. At the match at the #8 position, first-year students Kira Keating (Princeton) and Jocelyn Lehman (Yale) faced off. Lehman grabbed the first game, but Keating came back to take a 2-1 lead. In the fourth, Lehman evened the match with a 12-10 win. Keating captured the match in five games (6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 10-12, and 11-6) to help Princeton earn a 5-4 win over the Bulldogs.
Satwik Srikrishnan (Bard College): At the Hudson Valley Team Invitational over the weekend, Bard and Vassar met to decide the title. In the match at the #9 position, Bard sophomore Satwik Srikrishnan faced Vassar junior Tim Boycott. After four games, including two games that were settled in tiebreakers, Srikrishnan captured the fifth game and the individual match (11-6, 12-10, 4-11, 13-15, and 11-7). This victory helped Bard capture the match against Vassar, 5-4. Earlier in the day, Bard snapped its 28-match losing streak by beating Brandeis.