Jan. 29, 2006
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Bulldogs quickly turned this weekend's Constable Invitational at Princeton University into an advertisement for the most dominant program in women's squash. All four semifinalists - Michelle Quibell, Miranda Ranieri, Catherine McLeod, and Amy Gross - hailed from Yale. Quibell came away with the tournament title, her third straight Constable victory.
After defeating Trinity's Ashley Clackson, Quibell met classmate Gross in the semis. Gross entered the semis on the heels of a 3-1 upset over Princeton's Claire Rein-Weston, the tournament's No. 4 seed. Quibell, the defending national champion, won 3-0.
On the other side of the bracket, Ranieri, the tournament's No. 2 seed, advanced to the finals after defeating Catherine McLeod in a hard fought 3-1 match that included two 9-7 games. Ranieri, however, re-aggravated an injury in the match and defaulted the final match, giving Quibell the title.
In the 4.5 Division finals, Junior Kate Rapisarda defeated Princeton's Marilla Hiltz 9-6, 9-5, 9-2 to earn her own Constable title.
The No. 1 ranked Elis (7-0, 3-0 Ivy) return to team action next Saturday, when they visit Ivy rival No. 4 Princeton (3-0, 2-0 Ivy).
Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity