CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 12 Columbia women's squash team took on a pair of Ivy League adversaries over the weekend, falling to No. 2 Harvard Saturday, 9-0, and No. 8 Dartmouth, 8-1.
The Lions faced a tough challenger Saturday in the second-ranked Crimson, going down in each match in three games.
On Sunday, Columbia and Dartmouth went head-to-head in a tough match, but the Big Green was able to come away with the 8-1 victory. Leah Barnet captured the No. 5 match for Columbia with a three-game sweep over Katherine Nimmo. Barnet needed extra points in the second and third games, but knocked off Nimmo 11-8, 13-11, 13-11.
Monica Stone rallied from two games down to tie the No. 6 against the Big Green's Kensy Balch, but lost the fifth game and the match, 11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11, 11-5.
Columbia will return to action Friday, Feb. 8 when they host Penn and NYU at the SL Green StreetSquash Center in the final home match of the season.
Harvard 9, Columbia 0
No. 1Gemmell, Laura (H) def. Jenkins, Catherine (C) - 11-1,11-0,11-3
No. 2 Mendez, Haley (H) def. Pacheco, Reyna (C) - 11-7,11-1,11-3
No. 3 Gemmell, Michelle (H) def. Maity, Alisha (C) - 11-4,11-7,11-2
No. 4 Karki, Saumya (H) def. Calihan, Kate (C) - 11-3,11-2,11-2
No. 5 Kingshott, Natasha (H) def. Barnet, Leah (C) - 11-3,11-4,11-2
No. 6 Chu, Julianne (H) def. Stone, Monica (C) - 11-8,11-0,11-3
No. 7 Dowling, Isabelle (H) def. Quan, Katie (C) - 11-4,11-1,11-7
No. 8 Murray, Megan (H) def. Dickey, Skylar (C) - 11-7,11-2,11-1
No. 9 Calihan, Eliza (H) def. Schroder, Jenny (C) - 11-2,11-5,11-8
Dartmouth 8, Columbia 1
No. 1 Schafer, Corey (D) def. Jenkins, Catherine (C) - 12-10,11-5,11-8
No. 2 Turk, Melina (D) def. Pacheco, Reyna (C) - 7-11,12-10,11-7,11-9
No. 3 Scott, Nina (D) def. Maity, Alisha (C) - 11-2,11-2,11-5
No. 4 Loucks, Sarah (D) def. Calihan, Kate (C) - 11-6,11-4,11-9
No. 5 Barnet, Leah (C) def. Nimmo, Katherine (D) - 11-8,13-11,13-11
No. 6 Balch, Kensy (D) def. Stone, Monica (C) - 11-6,11-5,10-12,9-11,11-5
No. 7 Dewey, Victoria (D) def. Quan, Katie (C) - 11-8,11-5,11-9
No. 8 McKenzie, Lydie (D) def. Dickey, Skylar (C) - 11-8,11-8,11-8
No. 9 Darling, Helena (D) def. Schroder, Jenny (C) - 11-1,11-3,11-1