By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 25, 2016 at 7:55 PM ET

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Northampton, MA — For the week ending 1/24/2016, Tufts’ Zarena Jafry and St. Lawrence’s Ness Billimoria have been named the women’s and men’s Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week.

Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week 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.

Zarena Jafry (Tufts University): Tufts visited Western Massachusetts on Saturday for matches with William Smith and Mount Holyoke. First-year student Zarena Jafry earned crucial individual victories for the Jumbos. Facing William Smith’s Michaelann Denton at the #2 position, Jafry won in five games (7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, and 11-1) to help Tufts earn a 5-4 victory over the higher-ranked Herons. Against Mount Holyoke’s Allison Shilling, Jafry added a three-game victory (11-1, 11-3, and 11-6).

Ness Billimoria (St. Lawrence University): Last Monday, senior Ness Billimoria played a crucial role in St. Lawrence’s match with Harvard. Playing Jack Cooper in the match at the #8 position, Billimoria rebounded from a 1-2 game deficit to capture the match in five games (11-5, 5-11, 8-11, 11-5, and 11-9). In addition, the Saints won the top four ladder positions to defeat the Crimson, 5-4. St. Lawrence now holds a 3-2 all-time record against Harvard. Billimoria also defeated Cornell’s Andrew Stone on Saturday (6-11, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10, and 11-7).