Women's Squash Overcomes Bowdoin, Bates

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The University of Pennsylvania women's squash team had little trouble racking up its sixth- and seventh-straight wins Saturday afternoon at the Yale Round Robin, dispatching of Bowdoin and Bates with 9-0 victories.

The Quakers (7-1) dealt Bowdoin (8-2) just its second loss of the season with all 3-0 victories, while Bates (2-3) managed just one point against the fifth-ranked team in the nation.

"The girls did great, they were in great form today," said Head Coach Jack Wyant.

Against Bates, co-captains Radhika Ahluwalia and Paula Pearson faced some of the toughest competition, with Ahluwalia overcoming a tight first game to win 3-0 (10-8, 9-0, 9-4) at No.3 andPearson winning 3-1 (9-0, 9-2, 5-9, 9-4) at No. 2. Freshman Alisha Turner continued her stellar form at No. 1, winning 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-0).

The Quakers, now at the midpoint of their season, will look ahead to the second half of Ivy play following next week's Constable Invitational. Ahluwalia andPearson are confident their first half performance will carry over to the second.

"I think we've improved on our preparation," said Ahluwalia. "We're doing the little things well."

"The freshman I think are doing really well. I have definitely noticed a difference and improvement in their game," Pearson said.

Penn returns to action next weekend during the three-day Constable Invitational at Princeton.

Full Results:

Penn 9, Bowdoin 0

1. Alisha Turner (P) def.Niki Clement, 3-0(9-5, 9-4, 9-2)
2. Paula Pearson (P) def. Emilie McKenna, 3-0(9-0, 9-1, 9-0)
3. Radhika Ahluwalia (P) def. Kate Garmley, 3-0(9-1, 9-2, 9-3)
4. Caitlin Russell (P) def.Alex Franceschi, 3-0(9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
5. Lauralynn Drury (P) def. Maddie leQueeney, 3-0(9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
6. Tara Chawla (P) def. Jackie Deyshee, 3-0(9-0, 9-3, 9-3)
7. Emily Goodwin(P) def. Dodie Press, 3-0(9-2, 9-0, 9-1)
8. Meggie Kempner (P) def.Lydia Pillsbury, 3-0(9-2, 9-3, 9-0)
9. Elizabeth Kern (P) def.Liz Gillespie, 3-0(9-1, 9-2, 9-0)
10. Chloe Wynne (P) def.Sarah Podmaniczky, 3-0(9-2, 9-1, 9-2)

Penn 9, Bates 0

1. Alisha Turner (P) def. Melissa Lue Yen, 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-0)
2. Paula Pearson (P) def. Kelsey Engman, 3-1 (9-0, 9-2, 5-9, 9-4)
3. Radhika Ahluwalia (P) def. Charlotte Gerrish, 3-0 (10-8, 9-0, 9-4)
4. Caitlin Russell (P) def. Schuyler Haynes, 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-1)
5. Lauralynn Drury (P) def. Eliza Roberts, 3-0 (9-2, 9-0, 9-0)
6. Tara Chawla (P) def. Caroline Lemoine, 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-0)
7. Emily Goodwin (P) def. Sarah Blomstedt, 3-0 (9-0, 9-6, 9-2)
8. Meggie Kempner (P) def. Jenny Imrich, 3-0 (9-0, 9-1, 9-0)
9. Elizabeth Kern (P) def. Margot Webel, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-3)