By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM ET

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Hatfield, MA — For the week ending 11/6/2016, Vassar’s Isabelle Bertram and Bard’s Abe Etkin 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.

Isabelle Bertram (Vassar College): The 2016 – 2017 season got off to a strong start for Vassar. Last season, the Brewers lost three matches to Mount Holyoke. Isabelle Bertram, a senior tri-captain, faced Mount Holyoke’s Lessley Portillo at the #3 position. After losing the first two games, Bertram battled back to take game three in extra points, before she won the final two games (8-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-4, and 13-11). Bertram’s victory helped 29th-ranked Vassar defeat the 27th-ranked Lyons, 7-2, for the first time since the 2005 – 2006 season.

Abe Etkin (Bard College): Bard opened the season 2-0 with victories over Brandeis and Northeastern. Against Northeastern, #4 Abe Etkin was the top victor on the Raptors’ ladder. He defeated William Greaves-Tunnell in three games (11-5, 11-6, and 11-7). Etkin, Bard’s senior captain, also defeated Brandeis’ Tiger Lu in four games (11-6, 8-11, 11-4, and 11-5). Last season, the Raptors captured a program record 11 matches. It appears Etkin is keen on leading the Raptors towards surpassing that record.