Jan. 15, 2006
The two-time defending national champion Bulldogs (3-0, 2-0 Ivy) crushed Ancient Eight foe Dartmouth (3-2, 0-2) Saturday afternoon at the Brady Squash Center 9-0. In their first match of 2006, the Elis won seven of the nine matches 3-0.
At No. 1, Dartmouth's Jessica Drury challenged reigning individual national champion Michelle Quibell early, getting within one point of winning the first game. But the Eli senior responded, winning the second game 9-4 and then blanking Drury 9-0 in the third and final game.
Catherine McLeod, playing at No. 3, lost only seven points en route to a 3-0 win over Rebecca Loucks. Playing farther down the ladder, Jessica Balderston and Elisabeth Hill pulled out five game victories over their opponents at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.
1. Michelle Quibell (Y) def. Julia Drury (D), 3-0
2. Miranda Ranieri (Y) def. Ashley Malenchak (D), 3-0
3. Catherine McLeod (Y) def. Rebecca Loucks (D), 3-0
4. Lauren McCrery (Y) def. Madeline Lurio (D), 3-0
5. Kate Rapisarda (Y) def. Avery Eyre (D), 3-0
6. Nicola Shields (Y) def. Emilie Mackie (D), 3-0
7. Sarah Barenbaum (Y) def. Jessica Vyrostko (D), 3-0
8. Jessica Balderston (Y) def. Heather Lisle (D), 3-2
9. Elisabeth Hill (Y) def. Jessica Tory (D), 3-2
Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity