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Yale Sweeps Haverford and Franklin & Marshall to Start Season 2-0

Katie Ballaine. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Katie Ballaine. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

LANCASTER and PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Saturday, the Yale women's squash team travelled to Pennsylvania to take on Franklin & Marshall in the morning and Haverford in the afternoon, defeating both. 

Yale began the defense of their national championship at Franklin & Marshall, where they dropped only one game en route to a 9-0 victory.  At Haverford, the closest game had a final score of 11-9 in Yale's favor. 

Against Franklin & Marshall, Yale started the lineup with sophomores Millie Tomlinson and Kim Hay at Nos. 1 and 2, and seniors Rhetta Nadas, the captain, and Alexandra van Arkel at Nos. 3 and 4. Junior Katie Ballaine played at No. 5, freshman Lilly Fast played No. 6, and senior Aly Kerr played No. 7.  Nos. 8 and 9 were junior Katie Harrison and younger sister Anna Harrison, a freshman.  Sophomore Coco Seibert played an extra match, also defeating her opponent without dropping a game. 

Against Haverford, Tomlinson and Hay sat out.  Nadas played at No. 1, van Arkel was No. 2, and Ballaine played at No. 3.  Fast was at No. 4, Kerr was at No. 5 and the elder Harrison was at No. 6.  Anna Harrison played No. 7, Siebert played No. 8, and junior Carolyn Brown played at No. 9.  Freshman Nina Kempner played an extra match, not dropping a point en route to a victory. 

This was Yale's last action of 2011.  The team will return to action on January 7th as they continue their quest to be back-to-back national champions.


Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity