December 6, 2013

No. 5 Yale Sweeps No. 18 Amherst, No. 15 Williams

AMHERST, Mass. — No. 5 Yale began its 2013-2014 squash season with two 9-0 victories this Friday, defeating No. 18 Amherst and No. 15 Williams. 

In the first contest, the Bulldogs handed Amherst (1-1) its first loss of the season with a strong all-around performance, earning 3-0 wins in all nine matches. Yale's victorious lineup featured many of its younger players, including sophomores Annie BallaineGeorgia Blatchford and Amanda Roberts as well as freshman Shiyuan MaoMadeline Tomlinson and Jenny Scherl, who played in the No. 1 spot. 

In the second match of the day, the Bulldogs blanked Williams, once again winning all 27 games. Seniors Millie TomlinsonKim Hay and Shihui Mao anchored the team in the top three spots. 

Yale's next action will come after the winter break. The Bulldogs will face No. 13 Franklin & Marshall and No. 14 Drexel on Jan. 8. 

Amherst Results

NO. 5 YALE 9, NO. 18 AMHERST 0
1. Jenny Scherl (Y) def. Erika Robertson (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-6)
2. Lilly Fast (Y) def. Meyha Sud (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-7)
3. Shiyuan Mao (Y) def. Tiana Palmer-Poroner (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-5)
4. Anna Harrison (Y) def. Taryn Clary (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 11-5)
5. Gwen Tilghman (Y) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-5)
6. Annie Ballaine (Y) def. Khushy Aggarwal (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-4)
7. Georgia Blatchford (Y) def. Lena Rice (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-3)
8. Madeline Tomlinson (Y) def. Corri Johnson (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-6)
9. Amanda Roberts (Y) def. Rebecca Pol (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-3)

Williams Results

NO. 5 YALE 9, NO. 15 Williams 0
1. Millie Tomlinson (Y) def. Alyssa Northrop (W), 3-0 (11-4,11-5,11-0)
2. Kim Hay (Y) def. Nicole Feshbach (W), 3-0 (11-1,11-6,11-7)
3. Shiyui Mao (Y) def. Caroline Sawin (W), 3-0 (11-4,11-5,11-8)
4. Issey Norman-Ross (Y) def. Ellie O'Neill (W), 3-0 (11-8,11-4,11-9)
5. Jenny Scherl (Y) def. Ellen Coombe (W), 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-5)
6. Lilly Fast (Y) def. Alyssa Ritchie (W), 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-6)
7. Shiyuan Mao (Y) def. Lily Grant (W), 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-3)
8. Anna Harrison (Y) def. Gibbs Cullen (W), 3-0 (11-0, 11-4, 11-8)
9. Gwen Tilghman (Y) def. Maria Pylypiv (W), 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-9)
Exhibition: 10. Annie Ballaine (Y) def. Charlotte Walsh (W), 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-3) 


Report by Evan Brown '16Yale Sports Publicity

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