Women's Squash Defeated by Yale as Season Resumes on Monday

Megan Chen won 15 points during her #5 match

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Tufts University women's squash team took an 8-0 loss as it returned to action on Monday with a match at Yale University.

The #6 ranked Eli won for the fourth time against no losses this year. The Jumbos, ranked 19th in the College Squash Association poll, fell to 3-3 with the setback. It was Tufts' first match since December 8.

With only seven of its top nine players available, Tufts' Julie Yeung and Catherine Shanahan both played in two spots each for the Jumbos. Yeung played the closest match at #2 where she lost to Yale sophomore Helen Teegan 11-6, 11-5, 11-7. Yeung was also competitive in the #1 match, taking an 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 loss against junior Lucy Beecroft from Yale.

Shanahan scored well with 14 points in her loss in the seventh match against Yale sophomore Alexis Lazor with 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 scores. She also lost 11-8, 11-2, 11-3 at #4 against sophomore Aishwarya Battacharya.

In the fifth match between Tufts freshman Megan Chen scored 15 points in a loss to Yale's Emily Sherwood 11-1, 11-4, 12-10. 

Yale sophomore Riya Mital scored the biggest win of the afternoon with her 11-1, 11-4, 11-2 win in the sixth match.

The Jumbos will host Amherst College at Harvard University on Thursday starting at noon. Yale next hosts Penn also on Saturday at noon.