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.
|2/2/14|| No. 9 Columbia
||0|| No. 1 Harvard
|1S||Amanda Sobhy||5-11, 5-11, 1-11||Harvard|
|2S||Haley Mendez||5-11, 5-11, 5-11||Harvard|
|3S||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||Julianne Chu||5-11, 7-11, 7-11||Harvard|
|7S||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|
|2/1/14|| No. 9 Columbia
||4|| No. 8 Dartmouth
|1S||Jacqueline Barnes||11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8||Columbia|
|2S||Melina Turk||7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8||Columbia|
|3S||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||Helena Darling||11-8, 11-4 8-11, 12-10||Columbia|
|7S||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|