PHILADELPHIA – The fifth-ranked Penn women’s squash team has yet to lose a set on the young season after it defeated No. 23 Drexel, 9-0, at the Kline and Specter Squash Center Wednesday night. It was the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
“It was a solid performance by the women versus an improving Drexel team,” head coach Jack Wyant said.
Even more impressive, Penn (3-0) earned yet another dominant victory without senior tri-captains Nabilla Ariffin, Pia Trikha, and Stephanie Vogel, as well as sophomore Colleen Fehm. The Quakers showcased their depth against the Dragons’ second-year varsity program.
Freshman Yan Xin took over the No. 1 spot for Ariffin, and did not skip a beat. She defeated Kaitlyn Money in straight sets. Rachael Goh, who lost just three games, and Yarden Odinak continued their winning ways at No. 2 and 3 in straight sets as well.
The next match for Penn will be Friday when they travel to Williamstown, Mass. for a 4:30 p.m. match against Williams. The Red and Blue will then return to action after the break for a weekend of Ivy League action when Harvard and Dartmouth come to the Ringe Courts Jan. 12 and 13.
Penn 9, Drexel 0
No. 1: Yan Xin (P) def. Kaitlyn Money (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-2, 11-7
No. 2: Rachael Goh (P) def. Disha Tharyamal (D) (3-0), 11-1, 11-0, 11-2
No. 3: Yarden Odinak (P) def. Katie Barnes (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-9, 11-5
No. 4: Courtney Jones (P) def. Kiran Vasudevan (D) (3-0), 11-5, 11-1, 11-0
No. 5: Ailsa Agnew (P) def. Laura Rahauser (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
No. 6: Chloe Blacker (P) def. Atiqah Shahrin (D) (3-0), 11-1, 11-1, 11-1
No. 7: Carey Celata (P) def. Courtney Sabo (D) (3-0), 11-1, 11-3, 11-3
No. 8: Leslie Gill (P) def. Davila Thompson (D) (3-0), 11-1, 11-1, 11-4
No. 9: Lyles Swift-Farley (P) def. Andrea Miguelez (D) (3-0), 11-2, 11-0, 11-0
No. 10: Lyles Swift-Farley (P) def. Alexandra Dodson (D) (3-0), 11-0, 11-1, 11-2