Yale Takes Third In Howe Cup

Feb. 24, 2008

PRINCETON, N.J. - Yale rebounded nicely from Saturday's loss to Princeton with a narrow 5-4 win over Trinity on Sunday in the third-place match in the Howe Cup. With the match tied at 4-4, senior captain Miranda Ranieri came up with a huge 3-1 win over Lauren Polonich to clinch the No. 3 spot in the country for the Bulldogs.

Indeed, Ranieri was not to be denied in her final dual collegiate match. After dropping the first game, 9-5, she won three in a row to clinch the match for Yale.

Freshmen Logan Greer and Sarah Toomey once again played like seasoned veterans in their first appearances in the Howe Cup. No. 2 Greer defeated Ashley Clackson, 3-1 (7-9, 9-7, 9-0, 9-4) and No. 3 Toomey escaped with a 3-2 win (9-6, 10-9, 0-9, 7-9, 9-7) over Tehani Guruge.

The bottom of the Bulldog lineup made a huge difference as well. No. 8 Tara Wadhwa downed Robyn Williams, 3-1 (9-6, 3-9, 9-6, 9-7). No. 9 Elisabeth Hill won an epic battle with Kimbley Palterman, defeating her 3-2 (0-9, 9-5, 9-6, 2-9, 9-7).

The Bulldogs will compete in the CSA singles championships, hosted by Navy, this weekend.

In other action in New Jersey on Sunday, No. 2 Princeton beat No. 1 Penn 6-3 to win its second straight national title.

For complete draws and results, visit squashtalk.com.

Results:
No. 1 Miranda Ranieri (Y) def. Lauren Polonich (T), 3-1 (5-9, 9-3, 9-7, 9-7)
No. 2 Logan Greer (Y) def. Ashley Clackson (T), 3-1 (7-9, 9-7, 9-0, 9-4)
No. 3 Sarah Toomey (Y) def. Tehani Guruge (T), 3-2 (9-6, 10-9, 0-9, 7-9, 9-7)
No. 4 Nayelly Hernandez (T) def. Alia Aziz (Y), 3-0 (10-8, 9-6, 9-5)
No. 5 Jo-Ann Jee (T) def. Caroline Reigeluth (Y), 3-0 (9-2, 9-3, 9-1)
No. 6 Emery Holton (T) def. Jessica Balderston (Y), 3-2 (9-1, 4-9, 9-4, 3-9, 9-1)
No. 7 Emily Paton (T) def. Sarah Barenbaum (Y), 3-2 (2-9 9-6 9-3, 3-9, 9-0)
No. 8 Tara Wadhwa (Y) def. Robyn Williams (T), 3-1 (9-6, 3-9, 9-6, 9-7)
No. 9 Elisabeth Hill (Y) def. Kimbley Palterman (T), 3-2 (0-9, 9-5, 9-6, 2-9, 9-7)

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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