Cardinal Swept by No. 2 Trinity
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 7 Stanford squash team wrapped up its weekend in New Haven, Conn. with a 9-0 loss to No. 2 Trinity.
Playing for the fourth time in three days, the Cardinal gave the second-ranked Bantams a good match. Five of the nine matches went to four sets, but Trinity was able to come out on top at all nine spots.
Stanford got off to a slow start with only three individuals capturing their first set. Freshman CC Ho won her first at the No. 2 spot, 11-6, junior Ariel Posner took her opening set 11-9 at the No. 6 position and sophomore Sarah Haig edged out Chanel Erasmus, 14-12, at the No. 8 slot. All three Stanford players went on to drop the next three sets.
After losing the first two sets, junior Ally Huchro forced a fourth by winning 11-7 in the third. Freshman Julia Olson knotted up the match at 1-1 with a 13-11 second-set win. Neither could continue momentum and would fall in four sets.
The Cardinal fell to 2-2 on the weekend and 4-4 overall for the season. Trinity improved to 8-0 with the victory.
Stanford will conclude its regular season with two matches in New Jersey next weekend. The Cardinal will be on Princeton’s campus to take on No. 10 Brown at 10 a.m. (PT) on Saturday, Feb. 1. Stanford will turn around and face No. 4 Princeton at 12 noon on Sunday, Feb. 2.
No. 2 Trinity 9, No. 7 Stanford 0 Brady Squash Center s New Haven, Conn. January 26, 2014
1. Catalina Pelaez (Trinity) def. Madeleine Gill (Stanford) 11-7, 11-5, 11-92. Wee Nee Low (Trinity) def. CC Ho (Stanford) 6-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-53. Anna Kimberley (Trinity) def. Serena Fagan (Stanford) 11-7, 11-5, 11-34. Ashley Tidman (Trinity) def. Bailey Bondy (Stanford) 11-7, 11-4, 11-55. Natalie Babjukova (Trinity) def. Ally Huchro (Stanford) 11-3, 11-6, 7-11, 11-46. Sachika Balvani (Trinity) def. Ariel Posner (Stanford) 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-57. Jennifer Pelletier (Trinity) def. Julia Olson (Stanford) 11-5, 11-13, 11-3, 11-78. Chanel Erasmus (Trinity) def. Sarah Haig (Stanford) 12-14, 11-6, 11-7, 11-39. Alexia Echeverria (Trinity) def. Carolyn Gillette (Stanford) 11-2, 11-6, 11-8