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Alyssa Mehta
Alyssa Mehta
Year: Senior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Branksome Hall
Major: Statistics
House Affiliation: Adams

2017-18 (Senior):
Defeated Dartmouth's Rebecca Brownell at No. 3, 3-0 (Dec. 6).  

2016-17 (Junior): 
CSA All-American second team selection … Holleran South division champion at CSA Individual Championships … CSA Scholar Athlete … Finished 16-0 on the year, including 5-0 in Ivy action … Collected first win of season against Dartmouth’s Rebecca Brownell at No. 4 (Dec. 7) … Took down Drexel’s Ryan Morgan, 3-0, at No. 1 (Jan. 13) … Earned hard-fought victory over Penn’s Jessica Davis, 3-2, at No. 5 (Jan. 14) … Rolled to a 3-0 sweep against Princeton’s Gabriella Garr at No. 4 (Jan. 15) … Picked up 3-0 victory over Stanford’s Tara Shannon at No. 5 (Jan. 19) … Earned a 3-0 win at the top position over Tuft’s Claire Davidson (Jan. 27) … Registered a 3-0 win at No. 5 against Cornell’s Nghi Nguyen (Feb. 5) … Turned in a 3-0 victory against Lakeesha Raere of Trinity at No. 5 (Feb. 8) … Rolled to a 3-0 sweep versus Hannah Hay-Smith of Brown at No. 3 (Feb. 10) … Picked up a 3-0 win at No. 10 against Brown’s Katherine Pisani (Feb. 10) … Posted a 3-0 decision versus Tara Shannon of Stanford at No. 4 (Feb. 11) … Cruised past Maya Patel of Columbia, 3-0, in the opening round of the CSA Team Championship at No. 5 (Feb. 24) … Collected a 3-0 decision over Gabrielle Garr of Princeton at No. 5 in the CSA Team Championship semis (Feb. 25) … Earned a 3-1 win over Penn’s Jessica Davis at No. 5 to help win the national title (Feb. 26) … Earned a bye in the first round of the Holleran South division of the CSA Individual Championships as the top seed (March 3) … Defeated teammate Eleonore Evans, 3-0,  in the quarterfinals and Princeton’s Gabrielle Garr, 3-0, in the semis (March 4) … Earned the Holleran South championship after taking down Stanford’s Zandra Ho in the finals, 3-0 (March 5). 

2015-16 (Sophomore):
CSA first team All-American ... All-Ivy ... Posted a 13-2 record on the season primarily playing at the No. 3 position … Competed in the Ramsay Cup, going 3-1 and took home the consolation title … Opened the season with a win at the No. 2 position over Stanford’s Sarah Bell, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5, Nov. 20 … Defeated Dartmouth’s Victoria Dewey at the No. 2 position, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5, Dec. 1 … Powered past Princeton’s Rachel Leizman at the No. 3 position, 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, Jan. 10 … Earned first career victory at the No. 1 position over St. Lawrence’s Jillian Baker, 11-8, 11-6, 11-3, Jan. 18 … Outlasted Trinity’s Julia Le Coq at the No. 3 position, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 10-12, 11-4, Jan. 28 … Swept Columbia’s Reyna Pacheco at the No. 3 position, 11-8, 11-3, 11-2, Feb. 6 … Took down Cornell’s Margaux Losty at the No. 3 position, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8, Feb. 7 … Toppled Yale’s Annie Ballaine at the No. 3 position, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6, Feb. 14 … Blanked Cornell’s Emma Uible at the No. 3 position in a Howe Cup quarterfinal, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6, Feb. 26 … Cruised past Trinity’s Julia Le Coq at the No. 3 position in a Howe Cup semifinal, 13-11, 11-7, 11-5, Feb. 27.

2014-15 (Freshman):
Competed in the 2015 Ramsey Cup tournament going 2-2 … Finished the season with a 10-2 record playing primarily at the No. 3 … Opened the season with a win over Dartmouth’s Lydie McKenzie, 11-1, 11-1, 11-,0 at the No. 2 position Dec. 2 … Took down Boston College’s Alison Johnston 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 at the No. 2 position Dec. 7 … Defeated Princeton’s Alexandra Lunt 9-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-6 at the No. 4 position Jan. 10 … Defeated Franklin & Marshall’s Lauren Johnston 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 at the No. 2 position Jan 12 … Swept Cornell’s Rachel Scherman 11-5, 11-9, 11-3 Jan. 31 … Scored a victory over Columbia’s Catherine Jenkins 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 Feb. 1 … Took down Stanford’s Zandra Ho 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 at the No. 1 position Feb. 1 … Defeated Trinity’s Anna Kimberley 9-11, 11-3, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7 Feb. 4 … Scored a victory over Yale’s Issey Norman-Ross 7-11, 11-1, 13-11, 11-5 Feb. 6 … Defeated George Washington’s Maria Alejandra Porras 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 in the opening round of the 2015 CSA Team National Championships Feb. 13 … Took down Trinity’s Kimberley 11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 11-9 Feb. 15, helping the Crimson take home the 2015 Howe Cup.

Before Harvard:
Played for the National Squash Academy of Canada… Ranked as the No. 1 U-19 Canadian Junior Girl and No. 7 in the Canadian Women’s Squash rankings… Played for the Canadian Junior National Team in 2011 and 2013… Was a Canadian Junior Closed National Champion from 2008-2013… Was a Canadian Junior Open Champion in 2010 and 2013… Between 2008 and 2013 she finished no lower than fifth place at the US Junior Open Championship, appearing as a finalist in 2009… Finished with High Honors in all four years of high school at Branksome Hall… Won multiple outstanding achievement awards in academics from 2011-2013… Received the 2014 Nicolas Fodor Extended Essay Award… Outside of the classroom she was an executive member of the school newspaper, participated in the Best Buddies program and was the head of the World Affairs Conference for 2013… Her cousin, Zeenia Framroze, attends Harvard and plans to graduate in 2015… Her sister, Sophie Mehta, is also an accomplished squash player in Canada, ranked as the No. 2 U-19 Girl and a member of the 2013 Junior National team.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS