NEW YORK - The No. 14 Columbia women's squash team opened the 2012-13 campaign Sunday playing host to No. 6 Cornell at the SL Green StreetSquash Center. The Big Red was able to come away with the Ivy League victory by a score of 9-0.
Cornell was able to take seven of the nine matches Sunday in three games. Playing in the No. 1 position, Columbia's Catherine Jenkins was able to capture the second game to even the match at 1-1, but Danielle Letourneau was able to rebound for the Big Red and take the next two games for the 3-1 win.
Katie Quan took the opening set for Columbia, 11-9, in the No. 6 match, but her challenger, Rachel Au, was able to secure the next three games. Monica Stone played a tight match in the No. 5 position, forcing extra points in the first game, but falling 14-12, 11-9, 11-5. Kate Calihan and Diya Kumar both played tough matches in the No. 7 and 8 positions, respectively, but were not able to come away with match victories.
The Lions will not be in action again until after the New Year, a Jan. 12, 2013 date at home against the Brown Bears.
Women's Results - Cornell 9, Columbia 0
No. 1 Danielle Letrourneau (Corn) def. Catherine Jenkins (Col) - 11-9, 10-12, 11-2, 11-6
No. 2 Jesse Pacheio (Corn) def. Reyna Pacheco (Col) - 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
No. 3 Jaime Laird (Corn) def. Leah Barnett (Col) - 11-6, 11-7, 11-7
No. 4 Abbey Foster (Corn) def. Alisha Maity (Col) - 11-6, 11-4, 11-2
No. 5 Brynn Daniels (Corn) def. Monica Stone (Col) - 14-12, 11-9, 11-5
No. 6 Rachel Au (Corn) def. Katie Quan (Col) - 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5
No. 7 Laura Caty (Corn) def. Kate Calihan (Col) - 11-9, 11-8, 11-5
No. 8 Maggie Remsen (Corn) def. Diya Kumar (Col) - 11-8, 11-3, 11-9
No. 9 Reut Odinak (Corn) def. Skylar Dickey (Col) - 11-2, 11-9, 11-5
No. 10 Olivia Wherry (Corn) def. Morgan Strauss (Col) - 11-1, 11-7, 11-5