Bulldogs Remain Unbeaten with 8-1 Defeat of Penn

Feb. 1, 2004

The women's squash team continued their undefeated season, besting Penn in a rescheduled match 8-1. The win improves Yale's season record to 8-0. Six of the eight Elis who won their matches against the Quakers did so without surrendering a game.

In the No. 1 match, Michelle Quibell allowed only three points to Linda McNair, defeating her 9-3, 9-0, 9-0. Kate Rapisarda had a similarly dominant match at the No. 7 slot, beating Rohini Gupta 9-0, 9-3, 9-3 to sweep the match, and Lauren McCrery defeated Annie Barrett by the same score from the No. 5 court.

Catherine McLeod beat Dafna Wagner 3-0 at the No. 3 position, while Lauren Doline and Nicola Shiels represented Yale's other 3-0 victories.

Amy Gross dropped a close 9-10 third game to Paula Pearson, but rebounded to take the fourth game and win 3-1 over Pearson. Frances Ho responded from a 1-0 deficit after falling behind 7-9 in the first game to win two hotly contested games before powering through the fourth with a 9-0 win.

Yale's lone loss came when Rachina Vora was defeated 3-1 by Rhea Bhandare, a former teammate of hers in India.

In the No. 10 exhibition match, Lindsay Schroll earned a hard-fought victory over Lily Evans, triumphing in five games by the score of 10-8, 2-9, 9-3, 7-9, 9-5.

1 M. Quibell (Y) def. Linda McNair (P) 3-0 (9-3, 9-0, 9-0)
2 A. Gross (Y) def. Paula Pearson (P) 3-1 (9-0, 9-4, 9-10, 9-2)
3 C. McLeod (Y) def. Dafna Wegner (P) 3-0 (9-4, 9-2, 9-1)
4 F. Ho (Y) def. Radhika Ahluwalia (P) 3-1 (7-9, 9-7, 10-8, 9-0)
5 Rhea Bhandare (P) def. R. Vora (Y) 3-1 (8-10, 9-7, 9-6, 10-9)
6 L. McCrery (Y) def. Annie Barrett (P) 3-0 (9-0, 9-3, 9-3)
7 K. Rapisarda (Y) def. Rohini Gupta (P) 3-0 (9-0, 9-3, 9-3)
8 L. Doline (Y) def. Lorin Riley (P) 3-0 (9-7, 9-2, 9-3)
9 N. Shiels (Y) def. Missy Cosgrave (P) 3-0 (9-3, 9-5, 9-7)
10 L. Schroll (Y) def. Lily Evans (P) 3-2 (10-8, 2-9, 9-3, 7-9, 8-5)