No. 11 Women's Squash Gets First Ever Ivy League Win In Upset At No. 9 Brown
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Since the programs inaugural season in 2010, the Columbia women’s squash program has continued to make impressive strides and achievements. On Sunday, Jan. 12, the women's squash team added another monumental achievement, as they capped a competitive weekend of play with its first Ivy League win in program history over No. 9 Brown. The Lions came away with a strong 6-3 victory on the road at Brodsky Memorial Squash Pavilion for its first ever victory over a top-10 opponent.

Leah Barnet pulled out a tough win at the No. 5 position over Brown’s Katherine Elliot-Moskawa. In a back and forth match, Barnett took the win in five games at 6-11, 13-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6.

No. 11 Columbia bounced back after facing an impressive top-five ranked Yale team in New Haven, Conn on Saturday, Jan. 11. The Bulldogs came into the contest unbeaten with four straight shutout wins. The Lions put up a solid fight but No. 5 Yale would add another 9-0 win on the season.

The Lions move to 2-2 overall on the season and 1-2 in conference play. Up next, Columbia will compete in the Pioneer Valley Invitational on Friday, Jan. 17 in Amherst, Mass.

Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
1/12/13  No. 9 Brown 3  No. 11 Columbia 6


  Brown Columbia Winner's Score Winner
1S Sarah Domenick
Colette Sultana 11-5,11-5,11-2 Columbia
2S Dori Rahbar
Grace Van Arkel 10-12,11-9,11-6,11-6 Columbia
3S Hannah Hay-Smith
Reyna Pacheco 4-11,11-9,11-2,11-0 Columbia
4S Emily Richmond
Maya Patel 11-8,11-6,11-9 Columbia
5S Katherine Elliott-Moskwa
Leah Barnet 6-11,13-11,11-6,6-11,11-6 Columbia
6S Mina Shakarshy
Catherine Jenkins 11-9,11-5,11-4 Columbia
7S Skylar Murphy
Alisha Maity 11-2,11-9,11-6 Brown
8S Isabel Scherl Kate Calihan 5-11,11-7,11-7,11-6 Brown
9S Isabel Pitaro Diya Kumar 11-8,7-11,11-3,11-7 Brown
10s Meredith Schmidt-Fellner Jamie Pawlik 11-4,11-7,11-7 Brown


Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
1/11/13  No. 5 Yale
9  No. 11 Columbia 0
  Yale Columbia Winner's Score Winner
1S Millie Tomlinson
Colette Sultana 11-2,11-6,11-2 Yale
2S Kimberley Hay
Grace Van Arkel 11-2,11-4,11-1 Yale
3S Shihui Mao
Reyna Pacheco 11-7,11-6,11-4 Yale
4S Issey Norman-Ross
Maya Patel 11-4, 11-3, 13-11 Yale
5S Jenny Scheri
Leah Barnet 11-4, 11-9, 14-12 Yale
6S Lillian Fast
Catherine Jenkins 11-3,11-5,11-5 Yale
7S Gwendoline Tighman
Alisha Maity 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 Yale
8S Annie Ballaine Kate Calihan 11-3,11-9,11-3 Yale
9S Georgia Biatchford Monica Stone 11-8, 11-5,11-4 Yale