NEW YORK - The No. 9 Columbia women's squash team hosted a couple of tough Ivy League matches this weekend and SL Green StreetSquash Center. They began with a tough closely contested match againts No. 8 Dartmouth on Saturday, Feb. 1. The match remained up in the air until the final matches, but it would be Dartmouth that would hold on to hand the Lionsa 4-5 defeat. Columbia returned to action against No. 1 Harvard on Sunday, Feb. 2, but the Crimson came away with a 9-0 win.

At the No. 2 position, Columbia's Grace van Arkel played a thriller of a match, capturing a five-set win over Dartmouth's Melina Turk. Arkel went down 2-1 after three games of action, but rallied to win the final two sets and pick up the victory, 7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9.

Catherine Jenkins capped a solid run this year with her sixth consecutive victory this season against Dartmouth. Jenkins performed well winning in straight games 11-8, 11-10, 11-5 to improve to 8-2 overall.

Colette Sultana captured the Lion’s fourth win at the No.1 position as the Dartmouth match came down to one final matchup at the No. 4 position. Maya Patel lost a nail biter to Dartmouth’s Katherine Nimmo in a five-game match. Patel battled strong, but Nimmo held off the first-year 11-6, 5-11, 5-11, 11-7, 9-11.

Up next, Columbia (6-4, 1-4 Ivy League) will host its final home match of the season against Princeton on Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.

Match Date Home Matches
Won
Visitor Matches
Won
2/2/14  No. 9 Columbia
0  No. 1 Harvard
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  Columbia Harvard Winner's Score Winner
1S Colette Sultana Amanda Sobhy 5-11, 5-11, 1-11 Harvard
2S Grace Van Arkel Haley Mendez 5-11, 5-11, 5-11 Harvard
3S Reyna Pacheco Katherine Tutrone 3-11, 4-11, 1-11 Harvard
4S Maya Patel Saumya Karki 6-11, 1-11, 4-11 Harvard
5S Catherine Jenkins Michelle Gemmell 7-11, 5-11, 8-11 Harvard
6S Leah Barnet Julianne Chu 5-11, 7-11, 7-11 Harvard
7S Alisha Maity Dileas MacGowan 11-9, 4-11, 4-11, -11 Harvard
8S Kate Calihan Isabelle Dowling 6-11, 5-11, 3-11 Harvard
9S Monica Stone Megan Murray 6-11, 5-11, 3-11 Harvard
10S Jamie Pawlik Sarah Caughey 3-11, 7-11, 9-11 Harvard

 

Match Date Home Matches
Won
Visitor Matches
Won
2/1/14  No. 9 Columbia
4  No. 8 Dartmouth
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  Columbia Dartmouth Winner's Score Winner
1S Colette Sultana Jacqueline Barnes 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8 Columbia
2S Grace Van Arkel Melina Turk 7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 Columbia
3S Reyna Pacheco Nina Scott 9-11, 8-11, 5-11 Dartmouth
4S Maya Patel Katherine Nimmo 11-6, 5-11, 5-11, 11-7, 9-11 Dartmouth
5S Catherine Jenkins Hannah Balcha 11-8, 11-10, 11-5 Columbia
6S Leah Barnet Helena Darling 11-8, 11-4 8-11, 12-10 Columbia
7S Alisha Maity Lydie Mckenzie 11-10, 6-11, 10-12, 6-11 Dartmouth
8S Kate Calihan Tori Dewey 7-11, 5-11, 5-11 Dartmouth
9S Monica Stone Oona Morris 7-11, 1-11, 2-11 Darmouth
10S Jamie Pawlik Sarah Caughey 3-11, 7-11, 6-11 Dartmouth