Tomlinson Set to Defend National Title Against Harvard's Sohby
AMHERST, Mass. - In the last match of the 2012 season, the Yale Bulldogs fell to No. 1 Harvard 8-1. Among their eight losses was Millie Tomlinson at No. 1, the reigning national champion, who dropped her match the Crimson's Amanda Sohby. Sohby, the 2010 junior national champion, had not come close to losing a match in her collegiate career.
Tomlinson will try to change that Sunday, as the two meet in the final at noon. Tomlinson beat teammate Kim Hay and Harvard's Laura Gemmel to reach the final against Sohby.
In the Holleran division, there are two Bulldogs in the final four: freshman Shihui Mao and freshman Issey Norman-Ross. The teammates could meet in the final if both win their semifinal matches. Mao will face off against Princeton's Alexandra Lunt, while Norman-Ross drew Trinity's Robyn Hodgson.
Gwen Tilghman had a solid day in the first consolation bracket, charging through to the semifinals with two four-game wins.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity