No. 2 Yale Sweeps No. 7 Cornell, Advances to Semifinals Of Howe Cup

Issey Norman-Ross. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Issey Norman-Ross. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Friday, the No. 2 Yale women's squash took care of business in the first round of the Howe Cup, beating No. 7 Cornell handily by a margin of 9-0.

At No. 1, sophomore Mille Tomlinson topped Cornell freshman Danielle Letourneau 11-9, 11-9, 11-8. 

In the second spot, fellow sophomore Kim Hay, ranked No. 15 nationally, topped No. 16 Jaime Laird 3-1, bouncing back to win three straight games after dropping the first 12-10.

In the third spot, No. 33 ranked senior captain Rhetta Nadas went to five sets against No. 27 Jesse Pacheco, pulling out the fifth game 11-5 over her higher-ranked opponent. 

At No. 4, senior Alexandra van Arkel knocked off Maggie Remsen in four games, 11-8, 11-7, 4-11, 11-4.

Junior Katie Ballaine dropped the second game to Rachel Au at No. 5, but won the first, third and fourth games to take the match. 

Yale emerged victorious with sweeps at Nos. 6 and 7, with sophomore Gwen Tilghman and freshman Shihui Mao, respectively, winning easily over Clare Berner and Lauren Sachvie. 

Sophomore Lilly Fast played in the eighth spot and topped Jacqueline Wagner in four games, with her only loss coming in the 14-12 second game.

Finally, freshman Issey Norman-Ross won a five-set victory over Lauren Caty in which Norman-Ross bonced back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to take the match.

Saturday, the Bulldogs will face off against No. 3 Princeton.  Yale beat the Tigers 7-2 in a match earlier this season, but since then Princeton has caught fire, as they will enter the showdown with the Bulldogs on a five match winning streak.


Cornell University Rating Yale University Rating Winner's Score Winner Code
1WS Letourneau,Danielle C 0.000 Tomlinson,Millie 0.000 11-9,11-9,11-8 Yale University C
2WS Laird,Jaime M 0.000 Hay,Kimberley 0.000 10-12,11-9,11-4,12-10 Yale University C
3WS Pacheco,Jesse 0.000 Nadas,Rhetta N 0.000 10-12,11-9,11-5,10-12,11-5 Yale University C
4WS Remsen,Maggie 0.000 Van Arkel,Alexandra 0.000 11-8,11-7,4-11,11-4 Yale University C
5WS Au,Rachel KH 0.000 Ballaine,Katie W 0.000 11-3,10-12,11-4,13-11 Yale University C
6WS Berner,Clare M 0.000 Tilghman,Gwendoline C 0.000 11-2,11-5,11-9 Yale University C
7WS Sachvie,Lauren 0.000 Mao,Shihui 0.000 11-5,11-5,11-3 Yale University C
8WS Wagner,Jacqueline 0.000 Fast,Lillian A. 0.000 11-9,12-14,11-6,11-8 Yale University C
9WS Caty,Laura D 0.000 Norman-Ross,Issey 0.000 8-11,12-10,10-12,11-7,11-4 Yale University C
10WS Match not played
Updated: 2/24/2012 5:21:24 PM Code: C=Completed, DF=Default

Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity