February 11, 2009

Yale Falls to Harvard 6-3

Feb. 11, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Yale ended the regular season with a 9-4 record after losing to Harvard 6-3 Wednesday in Cambridge.

Junior Alia Aziz, senior Tara Wadhwa, and junior Katharine Ettinger came up with Yale's three victories in the loss.

Six matches went to five games. The Bulldogs won two of the six five gamers, and the Crimson won four of the six five gamers. Harvard also won a match in four games as well.

Playing No. 3, Aziz battled to a 9-7, 6-9, 5-9, 9-4, 9-8 victory over Katherine O Donnell. At the No. 7 spot, Wadhwa pulled out the 8-10, 9-6, 7-9, 10-8, 9-2 win over Alexandra Zindman. Ettinger rolled to a 9-1, 9-1, 9-0 victory over Elizabeth Shuman at No. 9.

Yale lost matches in five games at No. 1, 2 and 4. At No. 4, freshman Rhetta Nadas went five before losing 10-8, 1-9, 1-9, 10-9, 9-5 to Bethan Williams. Sophomore Sarah Toomey lost at No. 2 to Alisha Mashruwala 9-1, 6-9, 5-9, 9-4, 9-7. Despite winning the first two games, sophomore Logan Greer could not pull out a victory at No. 1 against Nirasha Gurgue as she lost the match 6-9, 6-9, 10-8, 9-6, 9-5.

Yale will compete in the Howe Cup this Friday in Cambridge.

Results
1. Nirasha Gurgue (H) def. Logan Greer (Y), 6-9, 6-9, 10-8, 9-6, 9-5
2. Alisah Mashruwala (H) def. Sarah Toomey (Y), 9-1, 6-9, 5-9, 9-4, 9-7
3. Alia Aziz (Y) def. Katherine O'Donnell (H), 9-7, 6-9, 5-9, 9-4, 9-8
4. Bethan Williams (H) def. Rhetta Nadas (Y), 10-8, 1-9, 1-9, 10-9, 9-5
5. Johanna Snyder (H) def. Caroline Reigeluth (Y), 9-10, 9-4, 9-4, 9-6
6. Cecelia Cortes (H) def. Alexandra Van Arkel (Y), 9-5, 9-0, 9-0
7. Tara Wadhwa (Y) def. Alexandra Zindman (H), 8-10, 9-6, 7-9, 10-8, 9-2
8. Sandra Mumanchit (H) def. Alexandra Kerr (Y), 9-6, 9-5, 6-9, 7-9, 9-5
9. Katharine Ettinger (Y) def. Elizabeth Shuman (H), 9-1, 9-1, 9-0

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity