Feb. 3, 2007
New Haven, CT - Miranda Ranieri battled back from a two game deficit at the No. 2 spot to even her match with Princeton's Neha Kumar at two games all. However, in the end, Kumar was too much for Yale's Ranieri as Ranieri fell 9-2 in the fifth game. Ranieri's struggle was just one of many for the Bulldogs (9-3, 2-2 Ivy) who fell at the hands of the league leading Tigers (6-0, 4-0 Ivy) 6-3 today.
Head Coach David Talbott said though Princeton, a team that beat Trinity and Pennsylvania, is the team to beat in the league, the loss was disappointing for Yale nonetheless.
"I think the women are a little disappointed," Talbott said. "We can play a lot more competitively. We didn't expect to lose Miranda at No. 2. It was an encouraging win at No. 8 with Balderston. It's the first time in four years we have had to deal with losing, though. We are lacking the depth we have had in the past. We lack the talent from past years."
Yale plays Brown next Saturday at home before traveling to Harvard Wednesday February 14 to play the Crimson.
No. 1 Catherine McLeod (Y) def. Claire Rein-Weston (P) 3-0
No. 2 Neha Kumar (P) def. Miranda Ranieri (Y) 3-2
No. 3 Amanda Seibert (P) def. Lauren McCrery (Y) 3-0
No. 4 Alia Aziz (Y) def. Gen Lessard (P) 3-1
No. 5 Ali Pearson (P) def. Kate Rapisarda (P) 3-0
No. 6 Casey Riley (P) def. Nicola Shiels (Y) 3-1
No. 7 Marilla Hiltz (P) def. Sarah Barenbaum (P) 3-0
No. 8 Jessica Balderston (Y) def. Carly Grabowski (P) 3-2
No. 9 Kaitlin Sennatt (P) def. Tara Wadhwa (P) 3-0
Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity