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Women’s Squash Sweeps Dartmouth, Eyes No. 1 Harvard Sunday – GoPrincetonTigers.com

Head coach Gail Ramsay couldn’t have asked for much more from her group Saturday in the opening match of the 2017 Ivy League season.

The fourth-ranked Princeton women’s squash team, ignited by the return of its All-America duo, won 27 of 30 individual games in a 9-0 victory over ninth-ranked Dartmouth at the Jadwin Squash Courts. The 1-2 duo of Olivia Fiechter and Maria Elena Ubina, neither of whom had played since the season-opening victory over No. 5 Stanford, returned to the court and both claimed 3-0 wins to lead the way.

The most dramatic match came at the No. 5 position, where Tiger sophomore Isabel Hirshberg went the distance with Rebecca Brownell, including a 14-12 win in the third game, and scored a 3-2 victory with an 11-6 win in the fifth game.

Freshman Morgan Steelman was pushed to four games before scoring an 11-4 win in the fourth, while all other Tigers scored quick 3-0 wins in their matches. Sophomore Samantha Chai was especially impressive, dropping only nine points total in her win at the No. 6 spot.

Ramsay hopes those quick matches will pay dividends tomorrow, as the Tigers will host top-ranked Harvard at noon, also on the Ivy League Digital Network. The Crimson, which took on No. 2 Penn Saturday afternoon, are the reigning Ivy League and Howe Cup national champions, but Princeton has split its last three home matches with Harvard, including 5-4 wins in their 2009 and 2013 Ivy League championship seasons.

#4 PRINCETON 9, #9 DARTMOUTH 0
1 – Olivia Fiechter d. Jacqueline Barnes 6, 1, 7
2 – Maria Elena Ubina d. Annie Blasberg 4, 6, 6
3 – Alexandra Toth d. Julia Potter 4, 8, 9
4 – Gabriella Garr d. Zainab Molani 8, 7, 3
5 – Isabel Hirshberg d. Rebecca Brownell 6, (8), 12, (8), 6
6 – Samantha Chai d. Janel Gaube 2, 5, 2
7 – Kira Keating d. Junnat Anwar 5, 7, 13
8 – Morgan Steelman d. Emma Roberts 5, 5, (9), 4
9 – Kate Feeley d. Maddie Fraser 5, 7, 4
 

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