Women’s Squash Ends Regular Season With Two Losses

Tiffany Hau picked up a win at #2 against Dartmouth.
Tiffany Hau picked up a win at #2 against Dartmouth.

The 15th-ranked Middlebury women's squash team ended the regular season portion of its schedule with a pair of matches Saturday against nationally-ranked opponents. The Panthers started the day with a 9-0 setback to sixth-ranked Yale as a part of the Yale Round Robin, and followed that with a 6-3 loss to #10 Dartmouth. Middlebury (6-6) returns to the court on Friday when it competes in the NESCAC Tournament hosted by Trinity.

In the loss against Yale, Zoe Carey took a game at #4 before falling in four, while Alexa Comai played two competitive games in the number five spot.

Against Dartmouth, the Panthers fell behind when the Big Green were winners at #8 and #6. Four-game victories by Carey at #4 (11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-5) and Tiffany Hau in the second slot of the ladder (11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6) pulled the match back to even at 2-2. Dartmouth regained the lead with a triumph at #9, but Lucy Bostwick manufactured a five-game win in the seventh position (6-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9) after being a 2-1 hole.  

The last three matches on the court were at #1, #5 and #3, as Dartmouth needed four games at the top spot and five each in the middle of the ladder for the 6-3 victory.

#6 Yale 9, #15 Middlebury 0
12:00 p.m. January 30, 2016 at New Haven, Conn.
  1. Celine Yeap (Yale) def. Saskia Pownall-Gray (Midd) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
  2. Annie Ballaine (Yale) def. Tiffany Hau (Midd) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2
  3. Georgia Blatchford (Yale) def. Beatrijs Kuijpers (Midd) 11-6, 11-5, 11-4
  4. Jennifer Davis (Yale) def. Zoe Carey (Midd) 11-2, 8-11, 11-5, 11-4
  5. Selena Maity (Yale) def. Alexa Comai (Midd) 11-9, 11-8, 11-4
  6. Jocelyn Lehman (Yale) def. Caroline Jahrling (Midd) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
  7. Emily Sherwood (Yale) def. Lucy Bostwick (Midd) 11-3, 11-7, 11-1
  8. Madeline Tomlinson (Yale) def. Audrey Ellen (Midd) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
  9. Ashley Suan (Yale) def. Hope Matthews (Midd) 11-7, 11-2, 11-6
#10 Dartmouth 6, #15 Middlebury 3
4:00 p.m. January 30, 2016 at New Haven, Conn.
  1. Jackie Barnes (Dartmouth) def. Saskia Pownall-Gray (Midd) 7-11, 11-1, 11-3, 11-3
  2. Tiffany Hau (Midd) def. Tori Dewey (Dartmouth) 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6
  3. Becky Brownell (Dartmouth) def. Beatrijs Kuijpers (Midd) 5-11, 5-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9
  4. Zoe Carey (Midd) def. Lydie McKenzie (Dartmouth) 11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-5
  5. Zainab Molani (Dartmouth) def. Alexa Comai (Midd) 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 2-11, 11-8
  6. Emma Roberts (Dartmouth) def. Caroline Jahrling (Midd) 12-10, 13-11, 11-9
  7. Lucy Bostwick (Midd) def. Carly Rizzuto (Dartmouth) 6-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9
  8. Janel Gaube (Dartmouth) def. Audrey Ellen (Midd) 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
  9. Maddie Fraser (Dartmouth) def. Hope Matthews (Midd) 11-8, 11-7, 11-3