Yale sophomore Millie Tomlinson took down a couple players from No. 1 Harvard en route to her berth in the Ramsay division title, but met her match in the Crimson's No. 1 Amanda Sohby Sunday. Sohby bested the reigning national champion in three games to take the individual title. Yale freshman Shuihui Mao took home the Holleran Division Championship with a win over Princeton's Alexandra Lunt.
In the last match of the 2012 season, the Yale Bulldogs fell to No. 1 Harvard 8-1. Among their eight losses was Millie Tomlinson at No. 1, the reigning national champion, who dropped her match the Crimson's Amanda Sohby. Sohby, the 2010 junior national champion, had not come close to losing a match in her collegiate career.
The last quarterfinal match of the day in the Ramsay Division at the CSA Individual Championships will be a family quarrel, as Yale teammates Kim Hay and Millie Tomlinson will square off for the right to move on to the semifinals. Issey Norman-Ross and Shui Mao also advanced in the Holleran decision, giving the Bulldogs four players in action in the winner's brackets tomorrow.
Friday, the Yale women’s squash team will travel to Dartmouth before hosting Harvard in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs and the Crimson are the only undefeated teams in the nation entering the weekend, and are on pace for a showdown to determine the Ivy League title
Saturday, the No. 2 Yale women’s squash team beat No. 13 Mount Holyoke, No. 22 Colby, and No. 20 Wesleyan at the Pioneer Invitational at Mount Holyoke, winning every match and dropping only one game total on the day.
Yale All-Access will offer exclusive live streaming video from the main courts at the Brady Squash Center this Wednesday, when the Yale men's and women's teams host Trinity. The No. 2 Yale men's team came close to ending No. 1 Trinity’s legendary winning streak last time, falling to the Bantams 5-4 in last year’s National Championship match. Both teams are undefeated this season, with Trinity’s winning streak now at 252. The No. 2 Yale women’s team, which has not lost since falling to Trinity 6-3 at the Howe Cup third-place game on Feb. 28, 2010, beat the Bantams 6-3 last year as part of the Bulldogs’ undefeated National Championship season. This year, Trinity is ranked No. 5.
The No. 2 ranked Yale squad will face the first major challenges of the season over the weekend, with matches against No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Cornell, No. 16 Cornell, and No. 10 Williams in the Brady Squash Center.