NEW HAVEN, Conn. — No. 5 Yale closed out a long week of squash action with 9-0 victories over No. 12 George Washington and No. 17 Middlebury at the Brady Squash Center on Saturday.
The wins nicely wrapped up a five-match week for the Bulldogs (12-1, 2-0 Ivy), who notched victories against four of their five opponents.
Yale began the day against George Washington. The Bulldogs dispatched the Colonials with relative ease, taking 27 of 28 games played to earn the 9-0 win.
While Middlebury put up more opposition, the end result was the same — a 9-0 win for Yale. The Panthers pushed the Bulldogs to five matches at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 7, but junior Issey Norman-Ross, senior Gwen Tilghman and junior Nina Kempner all prevailed in close matches at their respective spots.
With the victories, Yale finished out a busy week on a positive note. The Bulldogs will hope to keep the momentum going into a big road trip next weekend, in which the Bulldogs head to Princeton to take on two Ivy League rivals: No. 3 Penn and No. 4 Princeton. Yale previously topped Penn 7-2 at the Ivy League Scrimmages in November and will hope to replicate the feat when it counts next Saturday before facing the Tigers on Sunday. Both matches will be key contests in the race for an Ivy League championship.
Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity
Results vs. George Washington:
|Yale University||Rating||George Washington University||Rating||Winner's Score||Winner||Status|
|1WS||Tomlinson,Millie||0.000||Porras,Anna G.||0.000||11-6,9-11,11-7,11-7||Yale University||C|
|3WS||Norman-Ross,Issey||0.000||Porras,Maria Alejandra||0.000||11-0,11-7,11-8||Yale University||C|
|4WS||Tilghman,Gwendoline C||0.000||Shea,Jacqueline A.||0.000||11-8,11-4,11-4||Yale University||C|
|5WS||Mao,Shiyuan||0.000||Levyn,Emely J.||0.000||11-3,11-7,11-8||Yale University||C|
|6WS||Blatchford,Georgia A.||0.000||Barnes,Kelly K||0.000||11-4,11-5,11-9||Yale University||C|
|7WS||Ballaine,Annie Y||0.000||Tzarnas,Alexa N||0.000||11-6,11-5,11-7||Yale University||C|
|10WS||Kempner,Nina||0.000||Tapley,Elizabeth S.||0.000||11-4,11-4,11-8||Yale University||C|
Results vs. Middlebury:
|Yale University||Rating||Middlebury College||Rating||Winner's Score||Winner||Status|
|1WS||Norman-Ross,Issey||0.000||Jenkins,Abigail E.||0.000||9-11,11-9,14-12,11-9||Yale University||C|
|3WS||Tilghman,Gwendoline C||0.000||Wymard,Anne E.||0.000||6-11,10-12,12-10,11-4,11-8||Yale University||C|
|4WS||Blatchford,Georgia A.||0.000||Hau,Tiffany||0.000||11-7,11-5,11-5||Yale University||C|
|5WS||Ballaine,Annie Y||0.000||Pownall-Gray,Saskia||0.000||11-1,11-7,11-3||Yale University||C|
|6WS||Harrison,Anne||0.000||Carey,Zoe B||0.000||11-6,11-4,11-9||Yale University||C|
|7WS||Tomlinson,Madeline||Non-member||Chen,Amanda C||0.000||11-6,11-8,13-11||Yale University||C|
|9WS||Lee,Jessica||0.000||Ellen,Audrey G.||0.000||11-2,11-5,11-7||Yale University||C|
|10WS||Roberts,Amanda||0.000||Makin,Carter A.||0.000||11-3,11-5,11-0||Yale University||C|