No. 1 Women's Squash Clinches Share of Ivy Title, Topples No. 4 Yale, 7-2

No. 1 Women's Squash Clinches Share of Ivy Title, Topples No. 4 Yale, 7-2

MacGowan picked up a win in the seventh spot to help the Crimson remain undefeated and take a share of the title home (Photo Courtesy: Zack Williamson).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The top-ranked women's squash team bested No. 4 Yale, 7-2, Friday night at Brady Squash Center in New Haven, Conn., clinching at least a share of the Ivy League title, the first for the program since 2011-12.

The Crimson remains unbeaten with a perfect 11-0 overall record and will look to grab an outright Ivy League championship when the team welcomes conference foe Brown to the Murr Center Sunday, Feb. 9.

Amanda Sobhy and Katie Tutrone cruised to 3-0 wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 slot respectively.  Sobhy defeated Millie Tomlinson 11-7, 11-6, 11-5, while Tutrone toppled Shihui Mao 11-4, 11-6, 11-8.

Haley Mendez posted a 3-2 score to outlast Yale's Kimberley Hay in the No. 2 position 13-11, 8-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-8, as Saumya Karki earned a 3-1 win in the third position over Issey Norma-Ross to help the Crimson's cause.

Julianne Chu, Dileas MacGowan, and Megan Murray swept their opponent, 3-0, in the bottom half of the ladder to help lock up the win. MacGowan continues to lead the Crimson in individual wins with 11.

Harvard will try to win the Ivy League title outright on Sunday against Brown, as the Bears visit the Murr Center for a match slated for noon.

Complete Results
Harvard 7, Yale 2
No. 1 Amanda Sobhy defeated Millie Tomlinson (11-7, 11-6, 11-5)
No. 2 Haley Mendez defeated Kimberley Hay (13-11, 8-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-8)
No. 3 Katie Tutrone defeated Shihui Mao (11-4, 11-6, 11-8)
No. 4 Saumya Karki defeated Issey Norman-Ross (11-4, 12-10, 11-13, 6-11, 11-9)
No. 5 Jenny Scherl defeated Michelle Gemmell (11-9, 11-4, 11-8)
No. 6 Julianne Chu defeated Lillian Fast (11-9, 11-5, 11-7)
No. 7 Dileas MacGowan defeated Gwendoline (11-8, 11-7, 11-9)
No. 8 Shihui Mao defeated Isabelle Dowling (11-8, 11-7, 11-9)
No. 9 Megan Murray defeated Anne Harrison (11-4, 11-7, 11-9)
No. 10 Georgia Blatchford defeated Caroline Monrad (11-4, 11-5, 11-7)