Squash Holds Strong at Yale's Howe Cup

Cup Results

The Lyons finished out the season strong coming in 13th place at the Howe Cup, 4th place in their Kurtz Cup - B Division. Mount Holyoke finishes the season with an overall record of 17-5 and set an all-time school record ending the season ranked 13th nationally.

In Howe Cup play, it was a disappointing and tough loss to Stanford on Friday (3-6), but the team continued to play hard defeating both Hamilton (6-3) on Saturday and Colby (6-3) on Sunday.

Sophomore Pam Ankermann and first years Laura Robinson and Menusha Hettiarachchi all remained undefeated for the entire season. Ankermann and Hettiarachchi qualified for the individual nationals held in two weeks time.

First-year Laurie Lue Yen, sophomore Amanda Wiggill, and junior Pia Seth all had outstanding performances during the tournament weekend despite severe injuries. Tough losses challenged both Sara Yoshino and Stephanie Wohler, two talented fourth-year players. Coach Pam Saunders applauds her squad who met and suprassed all of its original goals; ranking in the top 15 nationally, winning the Seven Sister's Tournament, and defending its ranking at the Howe Cup.

Match #1 MHC 3, Stanford 6
No. 1 P. Anckermann (MHC) def. K. Brewster (S) 3-2 (9-2, 2-9, 9-4, 3-9, 10-9)
No. 2 M. Hettiarachchi (MHC) def. E. Riley (S) 3-0 (9-5, 9-5, 9-5)
No. 3 A. Pattee (S) def. L. Lue Yen (MHC) 3-1 (6-9, 9-2, 9-4, 9-5)
No. 4 L. Robinson (MHC) def. E. Cheng (S) 3-0 (9-4, 9-6, 9-3)
No. 5 K. Hazy (S) def. E. Wright (MHC) 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-1)
No. 6 C. Crowley (S) def. A. Wiggill (MHC) 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-1)
No. 7 E. Buck (S) def. S. Wohler (MHC) 3-1 (7-9, 9-4, 9-1, 9-5)
No. 8 S. Kowk (S) def. S. Yoshino (MHC) (9-2, 9-7, 10-8)
No. 9 R. Deming (S) def. P. Seth (MHC) 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-5)

Match #2 MHC 6, Hamilton 3
No. 1 P. Anckermann (MHC) def. K. Whipple (HC) 3-0 (9-1, 9-6, 9-0)
No. 2 M. Hettiarachchi (MHC) def. K. Rubin (HC) 3-0 (9-2, 9-0, 9-5)
No. 3 L. Lue Yen (MHC) def. L. Walsh (HC) 3-1 (5-9, 9-7, 9-5, 9-6)
No. 4 L. Robinson (MHC) def. M. Sullivan (HC) 3-0 (9-6, 9-4, 9-1)
No. 5 E. Wright (MHC) def. N. Schwerin (HC) 3-0 (9-6, 9-0, 9-0)
No. 6 A. Wiggill (MHC) def. B. McDermott (HC) 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-0)
No. 7 C. Kollmer (HC) def. S. Wohler (MHC) 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
No. 8 M. Schwerin (HC) def. S. Yoshino (MHC) 3-0 (9-4, 9-0, 9-0)
No. 9 C. Cook (HC) def. J. Wade (MHC) 3-2 (9-7, 7-9, 9-4, 6-9, 9-6)

Match #3 MHC 6, Colby 3
No. 1 P. Anckermann (MHC) def. S. Smith (CC) 3-0 (9-3, 9-3, 9-6)
No. 2 M. Hettiarachchi (MHC) def. S. Petro (CC) 3-1 (9-10, 9-3, 9-7, 9-2)
No. 3 L. Lue Yen (MHC) def. N. Delano (CC) 3-2 (3-9, 9-1, 2-9, 9-3, 9-6)
No. 4 L. Robinson (MHC) def. J. Vogel (CC) 3-0 (9-1, 9-2, 9-3)
No. 5 E. Wright (MHC) def. C. Monrad (CC) 3-0 (9-4, 9-2, 9-6)
No. 6 M. Dufour (CC) def. A.Wiggill (MHC) 3-2 (9-1, 9-1, 5-9, 6-9, 9-5)
No. 7 B. Cole (CC) def. S. Wohler (MHC) 3-0 (10-9, 9-2, 9-7)
No. 8 K. Dziedzic (CC) def. S. Yoshino (MHC) 3-0 (9-4, 9-1, 9-1)
No. 9 P. Seth (MHC) def. L. Snyder (CC) 3-0 (9-1, 9-3, 9-1)