No. 4 Yale Finishes Ivy Season With Win at No. 8 Dartmouth

Annie Ballaine. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Annie Ballaine. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

HANOVER, N.H. — The No. 4 Yale Bulldogs wrapped up Ivy League competition on a winning note this Sunday with a decisive 9-0 win against No. 8 Dartmouth. 

With the win, Yale finished the regular season at 15-3, having only lost matches to three higher-ranked teams  — No. 1 Harvard, No. 2 Trinity, and No. 3 Penn. The Bulldogs' 5-2 conference mark puts them in third place in the final Ivy League standings. 

Host Dartmouth (4-7, 2-5 Ivy) had hoped to upend the visiting Bulldogs, but Yale's squad proved too much for the Big Green across the board, taking five of the nine matches in straight sets. Dartmouth's strongest effort to break the sweep came in the No. 8 position, but Yale sophomore Annie Ballaine hung on to win in five games (7-11,11-6,7-11,11-2,11-8). 

The strong performance from Yale was an encouraging sign after a tough loss against Harvard on Friday night. The Bulldogs will now start to prepare for the upcoming national championships, in which they hope to improve on last year's fifth-place finish. The Howe Cup will begin on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Jadwin Squash Courts in Princeton, N.J.

Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity


  Dartmouth College Rating Yale University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Barnes,Jacqueline A. 0.000 Tomlinson,Millie 0.000 11-4,11-6,11-3 Yale University C
2WS Turk,Melina C 0.000 Hay,Kimberley 0.000 11-3,11-8,11-9 Yale University C
3WS Scott,Nina K. 0.000 Mao,Shihui 0.000 11-6,9-11,11-7,11-3 Yale University C
4WS Nimmo,Katherine 0.000 Norman-Ross,Issey 0.000 11-7,11-8,11-4 Yale University C
5WS Balch,Kensy 0.000 Scherl,Jenny 0.000 11-4,11-5,11-3 Yale University C
6WS Darling,Helena S.D. 0.000 Fast,Lillian A. 0.000 11-5,8-11,14-12,11-6 Yale University C
7WS McKenzie,Lydie K. 0.000 Tilghman,Gwendoline C 0.000 11-5,11-7,11-7 Yale University C
8WS Dewey,Victoria J 0.000 Ballaine,Annie Y 0.000 7-11,11-6,7-11,11-2,11-8 Yale University C
9WS Caughey,Sarah K. 0.000 Harrison,Anne 0.000 14-12,9-11,11-1,11-5 Yale University C
10WS Morris,Oona R 0.000 Blatchford,Georgia A. 0.000 11-5,11-7,11-9 Yale University