NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In their opening match of the new year, No. 4 Yale University handed No. 16 Amherst College women's squash their first loss on the season in a 9-0 decision Tuesday afternoon at Brady Squash Center.
Dropping their first match, the Mammoths fall to 2-1 on the season and will travel to Middlebury College in their next outing, taking on the Panthers at 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 16th. Yale remains unbeaten and record their fifth consecutive win as they take on Mount Holyoke College closely following their duel with the Mammoths.
At the top of the ladder, Daksha Pathak '23 fell in the opening set 11-3 before posting seven points in the second stanza. However, Yale #1 Helen Teegan was able to clinch the second set (11-7) before ending the match with an 11-6 score line in the third.
Lauren Weil '23 lined up against Elisabeth Ross at #2, coming within three points in the second set but ultimately dropped 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 to the Bulldog foe.
Senior Caroline Conway '20 lost the opening two sets in her battle against Aishwarya Bhattacharya at #4, but came back in the third to post nine points. However, Bhattacharya was able to hold out and win 11-3, 11-5, 11-9.
Pierson Klein '20 and Emma Spencer '22 fell to Riya Mital (11-6, 11-1, 11-0) and Alexis Lazor (11-5-11-4, 11-4), respectively, before Keeley Osborn '22 pushed her match with Anika Bhargava to five sets.
Opening with a dominant 11-1 victory in the first set, Osborn went up early before Bhargava came back to clinch the second set by an 11-8 margin. With things squared at one apiece, Osborn snagged the third set by a narrow 12-10 decision but the Bulldog answered with an 11-9 win in the fourth. Marking the same score line from the previous set, Bhargava pulled off the 11-9 win to uphold the sweep for Yale.