PHILADELPHIA - Despite falling, 7-2, to the defending national champions Saturday, Penn women's squash Head Coach Jack Wyant was more than pleased with his team's efforts.
"We made progress today," he said afterhis No. 6 Quakers (2-1) fell to No. 1 Yale (1-0). "When we played them lasst year, we lost 7-2 and they didn't have their No. 1 player [Michelle Quibell]. Today, we still lost 7-2, but I feel like we made progress."
In a three-and-a-half hour marathon match, the Quakers earned wins at No. 4 with Alisha Turner's 3-0 win and No. 8 with Emily Goodwin's 3-0 victory. Caitlin Russell narrowly lost at No. 6, dropping a 3-2 match.
The Bulldogs, however, showed why they are the defending Howe Cup champions by winning six flights by a 3-0 score.
"I'm pleased with the progress, and I'm looking for a good result tomorrow," said Wyant.
The Quakers return to Ivy League action tomorrow morning at Ringe, facing Brown at 11 a.m.
1.Michelle Quibell(Y) def. Paula Pearson, 3-0
2.Miranda Ranieri(Y) def. Radhika Ahluwalia, 3-0
3.Catherine McLeod(Y) def. Tara Chawla,3-0
4.Alisha Turner(P) def. Amy Gross, 3-0
5.Lauren McCrery (Y) def. Lauralynn Drury,3-0
6.Kate Rapisarda (Y) def. Caitlin Russell, 3-2
7.Sarah Barenbaum(Y) def. Meggie Kempner, 3-0
8.Emily Goodwin (P) def. Jess Baldenson,3-0
9.Tara Wadheim(Y) def. Elizabeth Kern, 3-0
10.Elisabeth Hill(Y) Chloe Wynne,3-1