CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Haley Mendez of the No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Harvard women’s squash team was named the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week Jan. 16. Mendez, playing in the No. 4 position, broke a 4-4 tie against No. 3 Princeton with a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Alexis Saunders. The freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., trailed 2-0 early in the match but won the last three games, 14-12, 11-3 and 11-2, to take Harvard past the visiting Tigers. The Crimson advanced to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the Ivy League with the win. Harvard will be back in action Jan. 21 at No. 5 Trinity.
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