No. 5 Yale Falls to No. 2 Penn

Yale Captain Shiyuan Mao. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale Captain Shiyuan Mao. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Following a tough match against No. 4 Princeton yesterday, the Yale women's squash team suffered a 9-0 loss to the No. 2 Penn Quakers this afternoon. This marks the first time this season the No. 5 Bulldogs (10-3, 3-2 Ivy) have lost two matches in a row.

The Penn women, who are ranked second nationally behind Harvard, showed why they are competing for a national title this year. After winning the top four spots yesterday versus Princeton, the Yale women were unable to gain momentum for most of today's match.

The Bulldogs had several bright moments from today, especially from their underclassmen. Freshman Lucy Beecroft showed strong play in the two spot, scoring 34 points and winning a game against Penn's Melissa Alves despite losing the match 3-1 (11-6,10-12,11-6,12-10).  Fellow freshman Jessica Yacobucci also played well in the nine spot versus Clare Kearns, taking the match to five games but eventually losing 11-8,4-11,12-10,9-11,11-8.

The Bulldogs have five days to recover and prepare for Friday's match against No. 11 Dartmouth, the team's last home match of the season.

Report by Nick Sehlinger '17, Yale Sports Publicity






   Indicates Winner
  Yale University Rating University of Pennsylvania Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Scherl, Jenny  5.21166 Sedky, Reeham  5.63774 11-3,11-9,11-5 University of Pennsylvania C
2WS Beecroft, Lucy  5.17368 Alves, Melissa  5.34326 11-6,10-12,11-6,12-10 University of Pennsylvania C
3WS Yeap, Celine  5.03077 Stephan, Marie  5.34312 11-7,11-4,11-5 University of Pennsylvania C
4WS Mao, Shiyuan  4.89069 Alankamony, Anaka  5.27835 12-10,11-2,11-4 University of Pennsylvania C
5WS Davis, Jennifer 4.60243 Davis, Jessica  5.09526 11-4,8-11,11-5,11-5 University of Pennsylvania C
6WS Lehman, Jocelyn 4.62421 Wong, Michelle  4.95767 11-2,11-4,11-3 University of Pennsylvania C
7WS Sherwood, Emily 4.67131 Van Arkel, Grace  4.76075 11-5,7-11,11-6,11-4 University of Pennsylvania C
8WS Maity, Selena 4.58322 Stanley, Lindsay H. 4.53472 11-5,11-9,11-6 University of Pennsylvania C
9WS Yacobucci, Jessica 4.43207 Kearns, Clare  4.32511 11-8,4-11,12-10,9-11,11-8 University of Pennsylvania C
10WS Suan, Ashley 4.05672 Salvesen-Quinn, Mikaela A. 3.05141 11-6,11-4,11-5 Yale University C