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No. 4 Bulldogs Fall to No. 1 Crimson

Jenny Scherl. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jenny Scherl. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — No. 4 Yale (14-3, 4-2 Ivy) saw its hopes for a share of the Ivy League title vanish Friday as the Bulldogs suffered a 7-2 loss to No. 1 Harvard (11-0, 6-0 Ivy) at the Brady Squash Center. 

With the win, the Crimson remain undefeated on the season. While underdog Yale had hoped to press the defending national champions — as it did in a close 5-4 loss during the Ivy Scrimmages earlier this year — Harvard managed to pull away for a decisive win. The match was close than the score indicates, as Yale dropped 3-2 decisions at No. 2 and No. 4.

The bright spots for the Bulldogs came from freshmen Jenny Scherl and Shihui Mao, both of whom claimed 3-0 victories over their Harvard opponents. Sophomore Georgia Blatchford also notched a win in the No. 10 exhibition match. The success of these young players in this high-stakes match bodes well for the future of the Yale program. 

Yale will close out its regular season this Sunday with a trip to face No. 8 Dartmouth. The Bulldogs will look to bounce back with a win to give them some positive momentum heading into the Howe Cup, which begins on Friday, Feb. 21. 

Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity


Yale University Rating Harvard University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Tomlinson,Millie 0.000 Sobhy,Amanda 0.000 11-7,11-6,11-5 Harvard University C
2WS Hay,Kimberley 0.000 Mendez,Haley 0.000 13-11,8-11,11-7,2-11,11-8 Harvard University C
3WS Mao,Shihui 0.000 Tutrone,Katie 0.000 11-4,11-6,11-8 Harvard University C
4WS Norman-Ross,Issey 0.000 Karki,Saumya 0.000 11-4,12-10,11-13,6-11,11-9 Harvard University C
5WS Scherl,Jenny 0.000 Gemmell,Michelle A 0.000 11-9,11-4,11-8 Yale University C
6WS Fast,Lillian A. 0.000 Chu,Julianne L. 0.000 11-9,11-5,11-7 Harvard University C
7WS Tilghman,Gwendoline C 0.000 MacGowan,Dileas S. 0.000 11-8,11-7,11-9 Harvard University C
8WS Mao,Shihui 0.000 Dowling,Isabelle 0.000 14-12,12-10,11-7 Yale University C
9WS Harrison,Anne 0.000 Murray,Megan A. 0.000 11-4,11-7,11-9 Harvard University C
10WS Blatchford,Georgia A. 0.000 Monrad,Caroline 0.000 11-4,11-5,11-7 Yale University