Yale Takes Fourth Place in Howe Cup

Feb. 18, 2007

New Haven, CT - No. 5 Yale fell to No. 2 University of Pennsylvania 6-3 in the Howe Cup 3-4 playoffs Sunday at the Brady Squash Center. Senior Catherine McLeod, freshman Alia Aziz and senior Kate Rapisarda picked up victories in the Bulldogs loss to the Quakers.

In a rematch of their first match of the year, the Bulldogs could not manage to improve upon the December result. McLeod managed a victory at No. 1 against Penn's Kirstin Lange 9-3, 9-3, 9-2. Aziz, who pulled off a remarkable five game victory Saturday against Princeton, once again battle back to win against Raddy Ahluwalia 5-9, 9-6, 10-8, 9-5. Rapisarda came back after losing the first game 9-7 to win the next three games 9-6, 9-6, 9-0 against Britt Hebden. However, the Bulldogs could not pick up any more victories in the loss.

Although the Bulldogs' pursuit of an Ivy League Title and Howe Cup Championship has ended, they still have one more match this Wednesday at Cambridge against Harvard.

Results:
1. Catherine McLeod (Y) def. Kirstin Lange (P), 3-0 (9-3, 9-3, 9-2)
2. Sidney Scott (P) def. Miranda Ranieri (Y), 3-1 (10-8, 10-9, 7-9, 9-6)
3. Paula Pearson (P) def. Lauren McCrery (Y), 3-1 (1-9, 9-6, 9-0, 9-3)
4. Alia Aziz (Y) def. Raddy Ahluwalia (P), 3-1 (5-9, 9-6, 10-8, 9-5)
5. Kate Rapisarda (Y) def. Britt Hebden (P), 3-1 (7-9, 9-6, 9-6, 9-0)
6. Tara Chawla (P) def. Nicola Shiels (Y), 3-0 (9-5, 9-3, 9-6)
7. Alisha Turner (P) def. Sara Barenbaum (Y), 3-1 (8-10, 10-8, 9-1, 9-3)
8. C. Matthias (P) def. Jessica Balderston (Y), 3-0 (9-2, 9-2, 9-5)
9. Lauralynn (P) def. Tara Wadhwa (Y), 3-0 (9-2, 9-2, 9-4)

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity