CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The three-time defending national champion, unbeaten, and second-ranked Harvard women's squash team entered its match with top-ranked Princeton as the underdog on Saturday. The Crimson (8-1, 4-0 Ivy League) won at spots two through nine to upset the Tigers (10-1, 3-1 Ivy League) and become the front-runner for its third straight Ivy League title. Harvard extended its winning streak to 47 matches in handing Princeton its first loss of the season.
The Crimson swept five matches: No. 3, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8. Senior Sue Ann Yong, sophomore Gina Kennedy, and freshman Hannah Craig put the Crimson up three points in the first set of matches. Eleonore Evans and senior captain Alyssa Mehta sealed the win for Harvard during the second rotation. Sophie Mehta, Amelia Henley, and Kayler Leonard capped the afternoon with three more victories in the final round of contests.
1. Olivia Fiechter def. Sabrina Sobhy (H), 3-2
2. Gina Kennedy (H) def. Raneem El Torky, 3-1
3. Kayley Leonard (H) def. Grace Doyle, 3-0
4. Alyssa Mehta (H) def. Samantha Chai, 3-1
5. Amelia Henley (H) def. Morgan Steelman, 3-0
6. Sue Ann Yong (H) def. Emme Leonard, 3-0
7. Eleonore Evans (H) def. Kira Keating, 3-0
8. Sophie Mehta (H) def. Isabel Hirshberg, 3-0
9. Hannah Craig (H) def. Madison Soukup, 3-1
Ex. Annika Engstrom (H) def. Kate Feeley, 3-2
A rematch of the 2017 CSA National Championship. No. 7 Penn enters the Murr Center for a noon match Sunday, Feb. 4.