The women's squash finished 20th in the nation at the College Squash Association Team National Tournament at Harvard last weekend.

It was a weekend of rematches, as Bowdoin faced three teams that it had defeated in the regular season.

The Polar Bears entered the tournament as the top-ranked squad in the third national division and handily beat Wellesley before falling to Wesleyan. With a loss to Amherst in the consolation final, the team finished fourth in the division.

"Our level of play is pretty much the same as everyone else," captain Bonnie Cao '13 said. "When we're playing well we can definitely beat them, but when we're nervous or unsure, they can beat us."

The team played the weekend without Rachel Barnes '15, who suffered a concussion against Bates on February 10.

"Everyone was really nervous about moving up a spot and it being our last competition," Cao said. "It wasn't what we wanted, but we have to learn from it."

Barnes and two other first years, Torey Lee and Alden Drake, were recently ranked among the nation's top 150 players. Lee was also named to the All-Conference Second Team after her 9-14 season at the top of the Bowdoin squash ladder, and is playing at the individual national championship today.

Without any graduating seniors, the team faces only an influx of new talent and no losses for the next season. After a season of training this year's talented first year class for collegiate competition, the team is better prepared and well equipped to for a competitive season next year.

"Everyone's excited to come back," Cao said.

-Compiled by Christine Rheem.