• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Women's Squash Concludes Trip With Safari, Unbeaten Record
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 11/03/2012
By Julie Cerullo

Day 5 began with an early morning wakeup and hotel breakfast before heading to the Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve for a safari! We arrived decked out in full safari gear including hats and binoculars and were treated to some fresh mixed-fruit juice before boarding our vehicle. Unfortunately tigers are not native to Africa but out on the reserve we encountered lions, giraffes, wildebeest, springbuck, elon, kudu, zebras, and three-day old ostriches. We also saw two rhinoceros – the first sighting in two weeks – and we got within arms length of two male cheetahs!

After the safari we sat down to a nice lunch on the reserve before heading to our final match. On our ride over we stopped at Blue Mountain Beach for a photo-op. We enjoyed yet another view of Table Mountain from the soft white sand and some were even brave enough to dip their feet in the ice-cold Atlantic Ocean!

We had trouble keeping our eyes open on the long ride over but we re-energized after a quick nap on the coach. We arrived at Fish Hoek Squash Club run by former world number 23 Rodney Durbach and our match got off to en exciting start. With many close scores and several 5-gamers, the bottom half of our lineup clinched it for us in the end and we snuck away with an 9-8 win. We traded shirts with our opponents and sat down with them for a BBQ dinner at the club.

Our final win against Fish Hoek left us undefeated on our Cape Town tour and we look ahead to Ivy Scrimmages with great enthusiasm. We regret that tomorrow is our final day in South Africa but we’re excited for cheese and chocolate tasting in the Winelands before heading to the airport and making our way back to the orange bubble.

Back
ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

Apr. 24, 2014 - Good Luck To Lamar And Ashley
Tags: Water Polo, Golf

Apr. 23, 2014 - Musical Chairs
Tags: General

Apr. 22, 2014 - Keeping The Fire Lit
Tags: Lacrosse

Apr. 21, 2014 - Serving Notice
Tags: Tennis

Apr. 18, 2014 - 105 + 94 Does Not Equal 200
Tags: Lacrosse

April 24, 2014 TigerCast
On the eve of the Ivy League golf championships, women's head...
April 17, 2014 TigerCast
Dave Mackasey (heavyweight men) and Becky Kreutter (lightweight...
April 10, 2014 TigerCast
Juniors Lindsay Graff (women's tennis) and Casey Ward (men's...
Robert Wood Johnson
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
   
   
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
April 14 - Ashleigh Johnson
National Champions
Field Hockey, DMR, Fencing, Stone Win National Titles
Championship Streak Now 42
London 2012
Princeton at the London Olympics
Tigers Claim Seven Medals
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates