Tomlinson, Hay Both Make First Team All-Ivy
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Friday, IvyLeagueSports.com announced the All-Ivy women's squash team, which included Yale's top two players.
Sophomore Millie Tomlinson made the team for the second consecutive season. Tomlinson had a banner year for the Yale women, playing at No. 1 for the entire season and defeating every opponent except for Harvard freshman Amanda Sobhy. Tomlinson finished ranked No. 2 in collegiate squash to go with a 13-2 record in the regular season, with an additional 4-1 mark in the Ramsay Division of the CSA Individual championships. In total, Tomlinson's record was a sterling 17-3, with all three losses coming at the hands of Sobhy. In fact, Tomlinson only lost six games to players other than Sobhy on her way to a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy team.
Fellow sophomore Kim Hay, who played at No. 2 for Yale, was also honored with a unanimous selection to the team. Hay finished the season 14-2 in the regular season, followed by a 2-1 record in the Ramsay Division at the Individual Championships for a total of 16-3, which vaulted her up the No. 6 ranking nationally. Hay's loss in the Individual Championships came to Tomlinson, but before that match Hay's only losses were to Harvard's No. 3 ranked Laura Gemmell and Princeton's No. 7 Elizabeth Eyre, both of whom joined Hay and Tomlinson on the First Team All-Ivy. Additionally, Hay made up for both of those losses with victories over both Eyre and Gemmell. Hay's victory over Gemmell was the junior's first loss to a player other than Tomlinson, and came at a crucial time for Yale, very nearly vaulting the Bulldogs to a victory in the regular season finale against the Crimson.
Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity