With a number of the nation’s best competing at the Brady Squash Center this weekend, the women’s squash team looks to continue its dominance against all those not named Penn. With a pair of doubleheaders on tap, the Bulldogs (5-1) hope to continue their great play and almost double their win total to nine. On Saturday the Elis take on two Ivy League rivals — No. 10 Cornell (2-5) at 9 a.m. and No. 8 Dartmouth (5-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday will pit Yale against No. 12 Bowdoin (1-5) and No. 11 Bates (4-3) at 10 a.m. and noon respectively.
All four of Yale’s opponents come in with formidable rankings, but only Dartmouth and Bates come in with winning records — which shows the matches are won on the court. Dartmouth may prove to be the Bulldogs’ toughest competition. The Big Green bring a solid 5-2 record along with three players ranked in the top twenty-seven in the country. Dartmouth is coming off a hard-fought 5-4 loss at the hands of No. 8 Stanford at a neutral site. Prior to that the girls from Hanover had put together a four match winning streak — their only other defeat was versus No. 3 Harvard (5-0).
The Bulldogs have been on a roll since their lone loss. Since that defeat to No. 2 Penn (3-0) on Dec. 1, Yale has lost a grand total of two individual matches — and won 34. The team is led by Canadian Miranda Ranieri ’08 — the top ranked collegiate in the country — and has seen great play from its three freshmen — Logan Greer, Sarah Toomey, and Caroline Reigeluth.