NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Winning in the top six positions on the ladder, the second-ranked University of Pennsylvania women’s squash team solidified its place atop the Ivy League with a 6-3 victory over No. 4 Yale Saturday afternoon.
Penn (10-1, 4-0 Ivy) extended its Ivy winning streak to four matches and its best start in league play since 2009-10.Off to their best overall startsince that season as well,the Quakers finished 13-3 and 5-2 in the Ivies in 2009-10, good enough forsecond place in the league and the Howe Cup.
On Saturday, four matches went the distance to a fifth game, in the one through nine positions. Penn managed to win two of those matches, coming from sophomore Michelle Wong and junior Camille Lanier, in the fifth and sixth positions on the ladder.
Junior Yan Xin Tan picked up her second victory in the top spot on the ladder, winning 3-0, while freshmen Melissa Alves and Marie Stephan continued their excellent play winning, 3-0, in the third and fourth positions. Sophomore Anaka Alankamony won 3-1 in the second position.
After handing the Bulldogs (8-2, 2-1 Ivy) their first Ivy loss on the season, Penn will shift its focus to No. 11 Brown, playing the Bears on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. Click here to read a preview of the Brown matchup.