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Women’s Squash Tops Trinity 7-2 to Improve to 8-0

Lillian Fast (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Lillian Fast (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – No. 2 Yale stayed undefeated Wednesday with a strong 7-2 victory over No. 5 Trinity.

On a day dominated by the Yale men's team breaking Trinity's 252 match win streak, the Yale women also had a statement victory over a previously undefeated Trinity team. 

At No. 1, sophomore Millie Tomlinson, the nation's No. 1 player, topped No. 4 Catalina Pelaez by a score of 11-4, 11-8, 3-11, 11-5.  The third game was the first that Tomlinson dropped in almost exactly a year, with her last lost game coming on January 19, 2011.

No. 2 Kim Hay won an extremely close match against Wee Nee Low, the No. 21 player to Hay's No. 15.  Hay dropped the first game 11-6, won the second 11-13, dropped the third 12-10, then came back to win the final two games 13-11, 12-10 to seal the match victory. 

At No. 3, senior captain Rhetta Nadas topped Alicia Rodriguez Acosta 11-2, 11-2, 5-11, 11-7.

At No. 4, senior Alexandra van Arkel fell in five sets to Ashley Tidman, winning the first and fourth games but ultimately dropping the final game. 

At Nos. 5-7 Yale was finally able to win some matches cleanly, with junior Katie Ballaine and sophomores Gwen Tilghman and Lilly Fast all winning in straight sets.  Freshman Shihui Mao dropped Yale's second match at No. 8, tying the score at 2-2 before dropping an extremely close fifth set 11-13 to Robyn Hodgson, who finished last season ranked No. 55 nationally.

Finally, at No. 9, freshman Issey Norman-Ross beat Pamela Larromana 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 to finish off the 7-2 victory for Yale.

Saturday, the Yale squad will travel to Mount Holyoke for what should be an easier matchup against the No. 13 Lyons.


Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity


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01/18/12 Yale University 7 Trinity College 2

Singles  Send To Excel    Indicates Winner
  Yale University Rating Trinity College Rating Winner's Score Winner Code
1WS Tomlinson,Millie 0.000 Pelaez,Catalina 0.000 11-4,11-8,3-11,11-5 Yale University C
2WS Hay,Kimberley 0.000 Low,Wee Nee 0.000 6-11,11-13,10-12,13-11,12-10 Yale University C
3WS Nadas,Rhetta N 0.000 Rodriguez Acosta,Alicia M. 0.000 11-2,11-5,5-11,11-7 Yale University C
4WS Van Arkel,Alexandra 0.000 Tidman,Ashley 0.000 7-11,11-8,11-1,7-11,11-6 Trinity College C
5WS Ballaine,Katie W 0.000 Babjukova,Natalie 0.000 11-7,11-8,11-9 Yale University C
6WS Tilghman,Gwendoline C 0.000 Pelletier,Jennifer L 0.000 11-9,11-5,11-8 Yale University C
7WS Fast,Lillian A. 0.000 Echeverria,Andrea C 0.000 12-10,11-9,11-5 Yale University C
8WS Mao,Shihui 0.000 Hodgson,Robyn 0.000 11-9,10-12,11-6,5-11,13-11 Trinity College C
9WS Norman-Ross,Issey 0.000 Larromana,Pamela 0.000 11-9,11-9,11-7 Yale University C
10WS Kerr,Aly 0.000 Wymard,Katie 0.000 7-11,6-11,11-4,11-6,11-9 Trinity College C

Updated: 1/18/2012 11:13:50 PM Code: C=Completed, DF=Default