March 25, 2012

Tomlinson, Hay Both Make First Team All-Ivy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Friday, IvyLeagueSports.com announced the All-Ivy women's squash team, which included Yale's top two players. 

Sophomore Millie Tomlinson made the team for the second consecutive season.  Tomlinson had a banner year for the Yale women, playing at No. 1 for the entire season and defeating every opponent except for Harvard freshman Amanda Sobhy.  Tomlinson finished ranked No. 2 in collegiate squash to go with a 13-2 record in the regular season, with an additional 4-1 mark in the Ramsay Division of the CSA Individual championships.  In total, Tomlinson's record was a sterling 17-3, with all three losses coming at the hands of Sobhy.  In fact, Tomlinson only lost six games to players other than Sobhy on her way to a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy team. 

Fellow sophomore Kim Hay, who played at No. 2 for Yale, was also honored with a unanimous selection to the team.  Hay finished the season 14-2 in the regular season, followed by a 2-1 record in the Ramsay Division at the Individual Championships for a total of 16-3, which vaulted her up the No. 6 ranking nationally.  Hay's loss in the Individual Championships came to Tomlinson, but before that match Hay's only losses were to Harvard's No. 3 ranked Laura Gemmell and Princeton's No. 7 Elizabeth Eyre, both of whom joined Hay and Tomlinson on the First Team All-Ivy.  Additionally, Hay made up for both of those losses with victories over both Eyre and Gemmell.  Hay's victory over Gemmell was the junior's first loss to a player other than Tomlinson, and came at a crucial time for Yale, very nearly vaulting the Bulldogs to a victory in the regular season finale against the Crimson.

 
 

Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity

 

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