NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale women's squash team kicked off the new year with a 9-0 win over the Wesleyan University Cardinals.
After a two-week break for final exams and the holidays, the Bulldogs came out focused in their first match of 2017. The Yale women won 30 games to only one loss on the day over No. 24 Wesleyan in the teams' first meeting since 2012.
Senior Jenny Scherl had a strong showing playing in the 1 spot against Laila Samy, a highly rated Junior from Cairo, Egypt. Scherl began her match winning the first two games 11-5, 11-7. After dropping the third set, she was able to overcome a four point deficit in the fourth game to win 12-10.
"The team did a great job of coming out focused today," said Scherl. "We are looking forward to carrying this momentum into the rest of the matches this season."
The team will look to continue its success in Monday's double-header against Amherst and Mt. Holyoke. Those matches will take place at Amherst University, with the first match beginning at noon.
Report by Nick Sehlinger '17, Yale Sports Publicity
|Yale University||Rating||Wesleyan University||Rating||Winner's Score||Winner||Status|
|1WS||Scherl, Jenny||5.14073||Samy, Laila O.||5.37664||11-5,11-7,8-11,12-10||Yale University||C|
|2WS||Beecroft, Lucy||Non-member||Smith, Abigail T.||3.49735||11-2,11-2,11-4||Yale University||C|
|3WS||Yeap, Celine||5.0852||Ferreira, Annie||3.24685||11-3,11-2,11-1||Yale University||C|
|4WS||Mao, Shiyuan||4.8829||Imperiale, Alexandra G.||3.39353||11-3,11-3,11-2||Yale University||C|
|5WS||Davis, Jennifer L||4.68633||Russ, Josephine M.||3.36657||11-5,11-3,11-2||Yale University||C|
|6WS||Lehman, Jocelyn M.||4.62394||Premutico, Nina M||3.52412||11-3,11-0,11-4||Yale University||C|
|7WS||Sherwood, Emily B.||4.68952||Lampietti, Alessandra M.||3.16043||11-2,11-2,11-2||Yale University||C|
|8WS||Maity, Selena P.||4.52856||Leclair, Tatum C.||3.29865||11-1,11-0,11-1||Yale University||C|
|9WS||Yacobucci, Jessica M||4.39557||Francois, Sherly||3.22819||11-1,11-2,11-2||Yale University||C|
|10WS||Suan, Ashley E.||4.03822||Melian-Morse, Sofia||2.83425||11-1,11-3,11-3||Yale University||C|