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Sophia Mehta
Sophia Mehta
Year: Junior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Branksome Hall
Major: History
House Affiliation: Kirkland

Junior (2017-18)
Holleran North Quarterfinalist ... Went 15-0 (7-0 Ivy) for a squad that won the National Championship (Howe Cup) and Ivy League title ... Defeated Dartmouth's Emma Roberts, 3-0, at No. 7 (Dec. 6) ...  Downed St. Lawrence's Allie Brazo at No. 7 in three games (Jan. 11) ... Victorious over Cornell's Lucy Martin, 3-0, at No. 8 (Jan. 13) ... Won against Columbia's Diana Masch in straight games at No. 8 ... Bested Tuft's Catherine Shanahan, 3-0, at No. 6 (Jan. 20) ... Topped Stanford's Sumrin Mudgil, 3-0, at No. 7 (Jan. 21) .. Beat Drexel's Stephanie Ryan, 3-0, at No. 8 (Jan. 28) ... Swept Trinity's Akanksha Salunkhe, 3-0, at No. 8 (Jan. 29) ... Swept Princeton's Isabel Hirshberg at No. 8 (Feb. 3) ... Swept Penn's Clare Kearns at No. 8 (Feb. 4) ... Topped Yale's Jennifer Davis in straight games at No. 8 (Feb. 9) ... Swept Brown's Scarlett Bergam at No. 7 (Feb. 11) ... At the Howe Cup (Feb. 16-18): swept Cornell's Lucy Martin and Yale's Jennifer Davis, before defeating Trinity's Akanksha Salunkhe, 3-1, in the final (all at No. 8) ... At the Holleran North Cup (March 2-4): Seventh seed; defeated Isabel Hirshberg in five games, 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, of the Round of 16; fell to Harvard team captain and eventual Holleran North Cup Champion Sue Ann Yong, 9-11, 8-11, 7-11, in the quarterfinal.

Sophomore (2016-17)
Finished sophomore campaign with 13-0 record … Earned first win of season at No. 6 against Junnat Anwar of Dartmouth, 3-0, at No. 6 (Dec. 7)  … Dominated against Drexel’s Mary Fung-A-Fat, 3-0, at No. 4 (Jan. 13) … Cruised at No. 8 with a 3-0 win over Penn’s Grace Van Arkel (Jan. 14) …Collected a 3-0 sweep against Kira Keating of Princeton at No. 7 (Jan. 15) … Rolled to a 3-1 win over Christie Huchro of Stanford at No. 7 (Jan. 19) … Earned a sweep at No. 4 against Tuft’s Sahana Karthik (Jan. 27) … Posted a 3-0 sweep against Addie Fulton of Columbia at No. 5 (Feb. 4) … Registered a 3-0 sweep at No. 8 against Hannah Scherl (Feb. 5) …Turned in a 3-0 sweep over Trinity’s Salma El Defrawy at No. 8 (Feb. 8) … Helped secure the Ivy Championship with a 3-1 victory over Yale’s Emily Sherwood at No. 7 (Feb. 12) … Cruised past Diana Masch of Columbia, 3-0, in the opening round of the CSA Team Championship at No. 8 (Feb. 24) … Collected a 3-1 win over Morgan Steelman of Princeton at No. 8 in the CSA Team Championship semis (Feb. 25) … Earned a 3-0 sweep over Penn’s Grace Van Arkel at No. 8 to help win the national title (Feb. 26). 

Freshman (2015-16)
Recorded a 14-2 mark on the year primarily playing at the No. 9 position … Competed in the Holleran A Division, going 3-1 and won the consolation title ... Made her collegiate debut with a win at the No. 6 position over Stanford’s Anna Marie Manning, 11-2, 11-2, 11-5, Nov. 20 … Defeated Dartmouth’s Zainab Molani at the No. 5 position, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5, Dec. 1 … Took down Penn’s Camille Lanier at the No. 8 position, 1-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-8, Jan. 9 … Swept Princeton’s Isabel Hirshberg, 11-4, 11-5, 11-3, Jan. 10 … Won by injury default over Trinity’s Alexia Echeverria at the No. 8 position, 11-8, Jan. 28 … Cruised past Columbia’s Diana Masch at the No. 9 position, 11-2, 11-6, 11-0, Feb. 6 … Took down Cornell’s Sydney Francis at the No. 9 position, 11-2, 11-2, 11-1, Feb. 7 … Blanked Brown’s Purvi Goel at the No. 7 position, 11-2, 11-4, 11-1, Feb. 12 … Toppled Yale’s Madeline Tomlinson at the No. 9 position, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-1, Feb. 14 … Downed Cornell’s Olivia Wherry at the No. 9 position in a Howe Cup quarterfinal, 11-2, 11-8, 11-8, Feb. 26 … Cruised past Trinity’s Karolina Holinkova in a Howe Cup semifinal at the No. 9 position, 11-4, 11-4, 11-1, Feb. 27.

Before Harvard
Three-time Canadian Junior National champion … 2015 Canadian Junior National finalist … six-time Provincial champion … Gold Medalist on Team Ontario at 2015 Canada Winter Games … 2015 Conference Chair at the World Affairs Conference ... Involved with Branksome's Best Buddies Program from 2011-15 … Enjoys traveling and reading … Sister, Alyssa, is on Harvard's women's squash team.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS