CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Friday, the No. 2 Yale women's squash took care of business in the first round of the Howe Cup, beating No. 7 Cornell handily by a margin of 9-0.
At No. 1, sophomore Mille Tomlinson topped Cornell freshman Danielle Letourneau 11-9, 11-9, 11-8.
In the second spot, fellow sophomore Kim Hay, ranked No. 15 nationally, topped No. 16 Jaime Laird 3-1, bouncing back to win three straight games after dropping the first 12-10.
In the third spot, No. 33 ranked senior captain Rhetta Nadas went to five sets against No. 27 Jesse Pacheco, pulling out the fifth game 11-5 over her higher-ranked opponent.
At No. 4, senior Alexandra van Arkel knocked off Maggie Remsen in four games, 11-8, 11-7, 4-11, 11-4.
Junior Katie Ballaine dropped the second game to Rachel Au at No. 5, but won the first, third and fourth games to take the match.
Sophomore Lilly Fast played in the eighth spot and topped Jacqueline Wagner in four games, with her only loss coming in the 14-12 second game.
Finally, freshman Issey Norman-Ross won a five-set victory over Lauren Caty in which Norman-Ross bonced back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to take the match.
Saturday, the Bulldogs will face off against No. 3 Princeton. Yale beat the Tigers 7-2 in a match earlier this season, but since then Princeton has caught fire, as they will enter the showdown with the Bulldogs on a five match winning streak.
|Cornell University||Rating||Yale University||Rating||Winner's Score||Winner||Code|
|1WS||Letourneau,Danielle C||0.000||Tomlinson,Millie||0.000||11-9,11-9,11-8||Yale University||C|
|2WS||Laird,Jaime M||0.000||Hay,Kimberley||0.000||10-12,11-9,11-4,12-10||Yale University||C|
|3WS||Pacheco,Jesse||0.000||Nadas,Rhetta N||0.000||10-12,11-9,11-5,10-12,11-5||Yale University||C|
|4WS||Remsen,Maggie||0.000||Van Arkel,Alexandra||0.000||11-8,11-7,4-11,11-4||Yale University||C|
|5WS||Au,Rachel KH||0.000||Ballaine,Katie W||0.000||11-3,10-12,11-4,13-11||Yale University||C|
|6WS||Berner,Clare M||0.000||Tilghman,Gwendoline C||0.000||11-2,11-5,11-9||Yale University||C|
|8WS||Wagner,Jacqueline||0.000||Fast,Lillian A.||0.000||11-9,12-14,11-6,11-8||Yale University||C|
|9WS||Caty,Laura D||0.000||Norman-Ross,Issey||0.000||8-11,12-10,10-12,11-7,11-4||Yale University||C|
|10WS||Match not played|
|Updated: 2/24/2012 5:21:24 PM||Code: C=Completed, DF=Default|
Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity