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Bulldogs Open New Year With Strong Win Over Cardinals

Jenny Scherl (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)
Jenny Scherl (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale women's squash team kicked off the new year with a 9-0 win over the Wesleyan University Cardinals.

After a two-week break for final exams and the holidays, the Bulldogs came out focused in their first match of 2017. The Yale women won 30 games to only one loss on the day over No. 24 Wesleyan in the teams' first meeting since 2012.

Senior Jenny Scherl had a strong showing playing in the 1 spot against Laila Samy, a highly rated Junior from Cairo, Egypt. Scherl began her match winning the first two games 11-5, 11-7. After dropping the third set, she was able to overcome a four point deficit in the fourth game to win 12-10.

"The team did a great job of coming out focused today," said Scherl. "We are looking forward to carrying this momentum into the rest of the matches this season."

The team will look to continue its success in Monday's double-header against Amherst and Mt. Holyoke. Those matches will take place at Amherst University, with the first match beginning at noon.

Report by Nick Sehlinger '17, Yale Sports Publicity


Yale University Rating Wesleyan University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Scherl, Jenny  5.14073 Samy, Laila O. 5.37664 11-5,11-7,8-11,12-10 Yale University C
2WS Beecroft, Lucy  Non-member Smith, Abigail T. 3.49735 11-2,11-2,11-4 Yale University C
3WS Yeap, Celine  5.0852 Ferreira, Annie  3.24685 11-3,11-2,11-1 Yale University C
4WS Mao, Shiyuan  4.8829 Imperiale, Alexandra G. 3.39353 11-3,11-3,11-2 Yale University C
5WS Davis, Jennifer L 4.68633 Russ, Josephine M. 3.36657 11-5,11-3,11-2 Yale University C
6WS Lehman, Jocelyn M. 4.62394 Premutico, Nina M 3.52412 11-3,11-0,11-4 Yale University C
7WS Sherwood, Emily B. 4.68952 Lampietti, Alessandra M. 3.16043 11-2,11-2,11-2 Yale University C
8WS Maity, Selena P. 4.52856 Leclair, Tatum C. 3.29865 11-1,11-0,11-1 Yale University C
9WS Yacobucci, Jessica M 4.39557 Francois, Sherly  3.22819 11-1,11-2,11-2 Yale University C
10WS Suan, Ashley E. 4.03822 Melian-Morse, Sofia  2.83425 11-1,11-3,11-3 Yale University C