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
No. 1: Yan
Xin (P) def. Kaitlyn Money (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-2, 11-7
Rachael Goh (P) def. Disha Tharyamal (D) (3-0), 11-1, 11-0, 11-2
Yarden Odinak (P) def. Katie Barnes (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-9, 11-5
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
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