Freshman Gina Kennedy picked up a 3-0 win at the No. 2 position against Columbia (Gil Talbot).
PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 1 Harvard women's squash team rolled to a 9-0 victory over No. 8 Columbia in the first round of the CSA Team Championship on Friday afternoon. Harvard extended its win streak to 13-straight matches and collected its fourth-straight sweep of an opponent.
Harvard (13-0, 7-0 Ivy) controlled the match from the start against Columbia (6-8, 2-5 Ivy), winning all three matches in the first wave. Seniors Katherine Tutrone and Dileas MacGowan, along with sophomore Kayley Leonard, all cruised to sweeps to give the Crimson the early 3-0 advantage.
Junior Alyssa Mehta turned in a dominating performance in the second wave at No. 5, winning all three games while never surrendering more than four points in a game. Freshman Gina Kennedy and sophomore Sophie Mehta cruised at No. 2 and No. 8, recording sweeps to help clinch the match for Harvard in the second wave.
In the third set of matches, junior Sue Ann Yong, sophomore Sabrina Sobhy and freshman Amelia Henley continued to carry the Crimson momentum with 3-0 wins in their matches.
Tutrone, Henley, Leonard, MacGowan, Sophie Mehta and Alyssa Mehta all remained undefeated on the season in individual play with wins against the Lions.
The Crimson will return to action Saturday, Feb. 25 against the winner of No. 5 Yale and No. 4 Princeton at 2:30 p.m.
No. 1 Sabrina Sobhy (H) def. Tanvi Khanna – (3-0)
No. 2 Gina Kennedy (H) def. Maddie O'Connor – (3-0)
No. 3 Kayley Leonard (H) def. Jui Kalgutkar – (3-0)
No. 4 Amelia Henley (H) def. Colette Sultana– (3-0)
No. 5 Alyssa Mehta (H) def. Maya Patel – (3-0)
No. 6 Katherine Tutrone (H) def. Addie Fulton– (3-0)
No. 7 Sue Ann Yong (H) def. Gabriela Martin – (3-0)
No. 8 Sophie Mehta (H) def. Diana Masch– (3-0)
No. 9 Dileas MacGowan (H) def. Olivia Horwitz – (3-0)
No. 10 Eleonore Evans (H) def. Miriam Ali – (3-0)