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No. 1 Women's Squash Moves to 6-0, Downs No. 6 Stanford

Pictured: June Tiong won in five games at the No. 3 slot.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Crimson women's squash team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, earned its second victory in as many days, topping sixth-ranked Stanford, 8-1, Sunday afternoon at the Barnaby Courts.

With the victory, Harvard improves to 6-0 and will host No. 3 Penn and No. 7 Princeton in key Ivy League home meets Feb. 6-7.

At the No. 1 position, Laura Gemmell, who was one of seven Harvard players to sweep their matches, defeated Katy Brewster in three straight games, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5.  June Tiong played Kerrie Sample at the No. 3 slot, and Tiong got the better of her opponent in a long five-game match.  Sample won the first two games, 13-11 and 11-8, but Tiong took the third game in overtime, 15-13.  In the fourth game, Tiong picked up an 11-7 win and clinched the match in the fifth game, 14-12, in overtime.

At the No. 4 spot, Alisha Mashruwala topped Cecilia Haig, 3-0 (12-10, 11-6, 11-5), while Natasha Kingshott made quick work of Samantha Buechner at the No. 5 position (12-10, 11-5, 11-6).  Katherine O'Donnell took down Kyla Sherwood at the No. 6 slot (14-12, 11-5, 11-6) and Johanna Snyder collected a 3-0 win against Aditi Maliwal at the No. 7 (11-5, 11-6, 17-15).  The Crimson also earned wins at the No. 8 slot by Sarah Mumanachit against Julie Koenig (11-2, 11-8, 11-8) and at No. 9, as Cece Cortes shut down Kathryn Corelli (11-9, 11-4, 11-9).

Complete Results
No. 1 Harvard 8, No. 6 Stanford 1

No. 1 Laura Gemmell (H) def. Katy Brewster (S) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-5
No. 2 Pamela Chua (S) def. Nirasha Guruge (H) 3-2: 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7
No. 3 June Tiong (H) def. Kerrie Sample (S) 3-2: 11-13, 8-11, 15-13, 11-7, 14-12
No. 4 Alisha Mashruwala (H) def. Cecilia Haig (S) 3-0: 12-10, 11-6, 11-5
No. 5 Natasha Kingshott (H) def. Samantha Buechner (S) 3-0: 12-10, 11-5, 11-6
No. 6 Katherine O'Donnell (H) def. Kyla Sherwood (S) 3-0: 14-12, 11-5, 11-6
No. 7 Johanna Snyder (H) def. Aditi Maliwal (S) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 17-15
No. 8 Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Julie Koenig (S) 3-0: 11-2, 11-8, 11-8
No. 9 Cece Cortes (H) def. Kathryn Corelli (S) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-9
No. 10 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Leah Stork (S) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 11-7