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Elis Start New Year with No. 16 Amherst, No. 19 Tufts

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2 Matches on Monday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale Women's Squash Team will bring in the new year with two home matches at the Brady Squash Center Monday. Its first match is against No. 16 Amherst at noon, followed by a 4 p.m. contest with No. 19 Tufts.  

The Elis are off to a 2-0 start this season, winning 9-0 against both No. 8 Drexel and No. 10 Brown.


The Mammoths are 1-1 this season, losing 0-9 in their opening match against No. 3 Princeton and winning 9-0 over No. 36 Northeastern. Amherst is coming off an 11-9 season in which it finished No. 16 in the nation and advanced to the Kurtz Cup in the College Squash Association National Championships.


The Jumbos are off to a 3-2 start, with wins against No. 21 Wesleyan, No. 23 Colby and No. 25 Bowdoin, and losses to No. 15 Middlebury and No. 13 Williams. The Jumbos lost only one senior during the offseason and have bolstered their lineup with exciting talent including three new first-years. 


The Bulldogs have been firing on all cylinders because of a strong team effort, not just the play of one or two athletes. They have surrendered just one game across two matches. Yale's lone seniors, No. 2/3 Celine Yeap and No. 4/5 Emily Sherwood, are off to impressive starts, winning both of their matches 3-0. Also yet to lose a game this season is No. 1 Lucy Beecroft who, as a college junior, has already played in a professional squash match.

To watch both matches online, click here.


Report by Johnny Gross '21, Yale Sports Publicity