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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Third-Ranked Squash Sweeps Weekend, Tops No. 5 Yale
Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania  
Release:  02/03/2013

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Third-ranked Penn (10-2, 3-2 Ivy) completed the weekend sweep on Sunday, during which it earned three wins. The Quakers capped off the weekend by beating No. 5 Yale (9-3, 2-2) in New Haven, Conn. The win virtually cemented the Red and Blue as the third-best team in the country, with their only two losses coming against No. 1 Princeton (9-0, 5-0) and No. 2 Harvard (9-1, 4-1).

The first rotation saw Ailsa Agnew (9-2, 3-2) finish first at No. 9, earning one of the Quakers’ three straight-game victories on the day. Next was Yarden Odinak (4-4, 2-3) at the sixth position. The senior went 0-1 on Saturday, but bounced back with a win against the Bulldogs in four games. The final match in the first rotation to finish was at No. 3. Rachael Goh (6-3, 2-2) evened her Ivy League record on the season, winning a tough one in the full five games, 3-2.

In the second, Pia Trikha (6-2, 2-2) was the first to finish, dropping her match at No. 5 in three games. Next was Chloe Blacker (10-1, 4-1) at the eighth position, and the junior took her match in four games. The last match to finish in the second round was a marathon at No. 2. Yan Xin (7-3, 3-2) won her match in five long games, with three going past the 11-point mark.

Penn quickly finished off Yale in the final rotation, winning two of the three matches. The two matches won by the Quakers ended swiftly, with freshmen Haidi Lala (8-1, 3-1) at No. 4 and Camille Lanier (9-1, 3-1) at No. 7 each winning in straight games, 3-0. Nabilla Ariffin (4-5, 1-3) fell in the final match at the first position in four games, but Penn’s win was already assured.

The Red and Blue are now tied for third in the Ivy League with Cornell (10-3, 3-2), and trail only Princeton and Harvard with just two Ivy matches remaining until the Howe Cup. Penn will be back in action on Feb. 8 when it takes the short trip up to New York, N.Y. to face Columbia (3-8, 0-5) at 6:30 p.m.

Full Results
Penn 7, Yale 2

No. 1: Millie Tomlinson (Y) def. Nabilla Ariffin (P) 3-1, (11-2, 11-5, 7-11, 11-4)
No. 2:
Yan Xin (P) def. Katie Ballaine (Y) 3-2, (18-16, 9-11, 11-3, 10-12, 15-13)
No. 3:
Rachael Goh (P) def. Shihui Mao (Y) 3-2, (11-8, 5-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8)
No. 4:
Haidi Lala (P) def. Lillian Fast (Y) 3-0, (12-10, 11-6, 11-4)
No. 5:
Gwendoline Tilghman (Y) def. Pia Trikha (P) 3-0, (11-9, 11-9, 13-11)
No. 6:
Yarden Odinak (P) def. Issey Norman-Ross 3-1, (11-9, 4-11, 12-10, 11-7)
No. 7:
Camille Lanier (P) def. Anne Harrison (Y) 3-0, (11-8, 11-4, 11-5)
No. 8:
Chloe Blacker (P) def. Annie Ballaine (Y) 3-1, (11-3, 11-1, 10-12, 11-4)
No. 9:
Ailsa Agnew (P) def. Katie Harrison (Y) 3-0, (11-3, 11-4, 12-10)
No. 10:
Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Carolyn Brown (Y) 3-1, (11-4, 11-2, 8-11, 11-5)



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