PHILADELPHIA - In front of its largest home crowd of the season, the Penn women's squash team defeated Princeton 6-3 Wednesday evening. The Quakers improved to 10-1 overall and remained undefeated in Ivy play with a 4-0 record, while the Tigers took its first League loss falling to 2-1 and 3-2 overall.
In a much anticipated match due to thetraditional Princeton-Penn rivalry, as well as being Penn's last opportunity to showoff for its home fans, the Quakers rose to the occasion. Senior captain Kristen Lange played especially well, dominating her match in the No. 1 with Amanda Siebert, 3-0. Senior Christina Matthias, junior Annie Madeira, and freshmen Rachael Goh and Yarden Odinak kept their undefeated season alive as they, along with freshman Pia Trikha in the No. 9 position, also swept their opponents 3-0.
The Tigers found their wins in the second, third, and fifth positions. Princeton's Julie Cerullo fought off a match ball to defeat senior Sydney Scott 3-2, after Scott battled to win the fourth game 15-13 to force a fifth. Britt Hebden fell 3-1 to fellow senior Kaitlin Sennatt in the No. 5 spot, while Princeton's Julie Cerullo defeated freshman Nabilla Ariffin 3-0 on center court.
The Quakers are back in action Saturday Feb. 6 when they go on a roadtrip to New England, facing Harvard Saturday at noon and Dartmouth Sunday at 11 a.m.
No. 1 Kristen Lange (P) def. Amanda Siebert (Pr.), 3-0 (11-9,11-2,11-7)
No. 2 Julie Cerullo (Pr.) def. Nabilla Ariffin (P), 3-0 (11-5,11-7,11-6)
No. 3 Jackie Moss (Pr.) def. Sydney Scott (P), 3-2 (7-11,11-9,11-7,13-15,13-11)
No. 4 Rachael Goh (P) def. Neha Kumar (Pr.), 3-0 (11-8,11-4,11-8)
No. 5 Kaitlin Sennatt (Pr.) def. Britt Hebden (P), 3-1 (7-11,11-7,11-4,11-8)
No. 6 Yarden Odinak (P) def. Nikki Sequeira (Pr.), 3-0 (11-2,11-5,11-8)
No. 7 Annie Madeira (P) def. Katherine Giovinazzo (Pr.), 3-0 (12-10,12-10,11-6)
No. 8 Christina Matthias (P) def. Casey Cortes (Pr.), 3-0 (11-8,11-8,11-9)
No. 9 Pia Trikha (P) def. Vanessa Yu (Pr.), 3-0 (11-6,11-0,11-9)
No. 10 Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Clare Kuensell (Pr.) 3-0 (11-8,11-1,11-9)