Nov. 16, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale started its season with a resounding 9-0 win against Stanford on Friday at the Brady Squash Center. Facing former Yale coach Mark Talbott for the first time, the Bulldogs dropped only one game in their victory.
Prior to the match, Richard Cooley, Yale Class of '44, was honored as part of the Blue Leadership Ball and the George H.W. Bush Lifetime of Leadership Awards. He captained the squash team before leaving Yale in 1943 to joined the military service. After losing his right arm in World War II, Cooley became a national champion in squash - left-handed - during the 1950s.
"It's an honor to be on the court with Dick today," said Mark Talbott, describing him as "a remarkable human being."
Freshman Logan Greer kicked things off on the Nicholas F. Brady '52 Exhibition Court, playing No. 2 in her first college match. She got off to a hot start against Katy Brewster, cruising to a 9-4 victory in the first game. After falling behind 2-1 in the second game, Greer won seven straight points, eventually taking the game, 9-3. A 9-6 win in the third completed the 3-0 victory.
Senior captain Miranda Ranieri also scored an impressive three-game win. After dominating the first game 9-1 against Lily Lorentzen, she, too, fell behind 2-1 in the second game before winning seven straight points. Ranieri took the last two games by 9-6 scores to defeat Stanford's No. 1.
After the break, the Bulldogs will begin their Ivy League schedule against Penn in Philadelphia on Dec. 1. The Quakers defeated Princeton to win the Ivy Scrimmage last weekend.
No. 1 Miranda Ranieri (Y) def. Lily Lorentzen (S), 3-0
No. 2 Logan Greer (Y) def. Katy Brewster (S), 3-0
No. 3 Sarah Toomey (Y) def. Samantha Buechner (S), 3-0
No. 4 Caroline Reigeluth (Y) def. Ceclilia Haig (S), 3-1
No. 5 Jessica Balderston (Y) def. Shannon Harrington (S), 3-0
No. 6 Sarah Barenbaum (Y) def. Elizabeth Riley (S), 3-0
No. 7 Elisabeth Hill (Y) def. Esther Cheng (S), 3-0
No. 8 Tara Wadhwa (Y) def. Pamela Sherwood (S), 3-0
No. 9 Kaitlin Vinci (Y) def. Cameron Ormsby (S), 3-0
Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity