No. 4 Bulldogs Fall to No. 1 Crimson

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Jenny Scherl. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — No. 4 Yale (14-3, 4-2 Ivy) saw its hopes for a share of the Ivy League title vanish Friday as the Bulldogs suffered a 7-2 loss to No. 1 Harvard (11-0, 6-0 Ivy) at the Brady Squash Center. 

With the win, the Crimson remain undefeated on the season. While underdog Yale had hoped to press the defending national champions — as it did in a close 5-4 loss during the Ivy Scrimmages earlier this year — Harvard managed to pull away for a decisive win. The match was close than the score indicates, as Yale dropped 3-2 decisions at No. 2 and No. 4.

The bright spots for the Bulldogs came from freshmen Jenny Scherl and Shihui Mao, both of whom claimed 3-0 victories over their Harvard opponents. Sophomore Georgia Blatchford also notched a win in the No. 10 exhibition match. The success of these young players in this high-stakes match bodes well for the future of the Yale program. 

Yale will close out its regular season this Sunday with a trip to face No. 8 Dartmouth. The Bulldogs will look to bounce back with a win to give them some positive momentum heading into the Howe Cup, which begins on Friday, Feb. 21. 

Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity

Results: 

Yale University Rating Harvard University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Tomlinson,Millie 0.000 Sobhy,Amanda 0.000 11-7,11-6,11-5 Harvard University C
2WS Hay,Kimberley 0.000 Mendez,Haley 0.000 13-11,8-11,11-7,2-11,11-8 Harvard University C
3WS Mao,Shihui 0.000 Tutrone,Katie 0.000 11-4,11-6,11-8 Harvard University C
4WS Norman-Ross,Issey 0.000 Karki,Saumya 0.000 11-4,12-10,11-13,6-11,11-9 Harvard University C
5WS Scherl,Jenny 0.000 Gemmell,Michelle A 0.000 11-9,11-4,11-8 Yale University C
6WS Fast,Lillian A. 0.000 Chu,Julianne L. 0.000 11-9,11-5,11-7 Harvard University C
7WS Tilghman,Gwendoline C 0.000 MacGowan,Dileas S. 0.000 11-8,11-7,11-9 Harvard University C
8WS Mao,Shihui 0.000 Dowling,Isabelle 0.000 14-12,12-10,11-7 Yale University C
9WS Harrison,Anne 0.000 Murray,Megan A. 0.000 11-4,11-7,11-9 Harvard University C
10WS Blatchford,Georgia A. 0.000 Monrad,Caroline 0.000 11-4,11-5,11-7 Yale University