ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

No. 1 Women's Squash Wins Tight Match Against No. 5 Penn, 5-4

Laura Gemmell and the Crimson improved to 7-0 after beating Penn Saturday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Four members of the No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team suffered their first individual losses of the season but the team remained unbeaten, defeating Penn, 5-4. The Crimson improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 against Ivy opponents.

Reigning CSA Individual National Champion, Laura Gemmell, remained undefeated after toppling Penn’s Nabilla Arffin, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5. Nirasha Guruge also kept her record unblemished, winning a five-set nail-biter against Rachael Goh, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 13-11.

Penn picked up three wins in matches No. 3, 4 and 5, handing the Crimson’s Alisha Mashruwala, June Tiong and Natasha Kingshott their first individual losses of the season.

Cece Cortes, Sarah Mumanachit and Alexandra Zindman were able to keep their perfect records intact, playing the No. 6, 7 and 9 matches. Cortes and Mumanachit picked up straight-set victories, while Zindman needed five to close out Hyland Murphy.

Harvard will be back in action tomorrow as it travels to Princeton for another Ivy League showdown.

No. 1 Laura Gemmell (H) def. Nabilla Arffin (P) 3-1: 11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5
No. 2  Nirasha Guruge (H) def. Rachael Goh (P) 3-2: 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 13-11
No. 3 Anne Madeira (P) def. Alisha Mashruwala (H) 3-0: 12-10, 11-7, 11-6
No. 4 Yarden Odinak (P) def. June Tiong (H) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
No. 5 Pia Trikha (P) def. Natasha Kingshott  3-0: 16-14, 12-10, 11-2
No. 6 Cece Cortes (H) def. Courtney Jones (P) 3-0: 12-10, 11-5, 11-8
No. 7 Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Stephanie Vogel (P) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 12-10
No. 8 Chloe Blacker (P) def. Bethan Williams (H) 3-2: 7-11, 5-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9
No. 9 Alexandra Zindman (H) def. Hyland Murphy (P) 3-2: 14-12, 8-11, 13-15, 11-6, 11-3
No. 10 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Josy Blair (P) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-2