Providence, RI - Brown got its first taste of Ivy League competition this weekend and split matches with two of its Ivy brethren at the Kate Brodsky Squash Pavilion. The Bears earned an 8-1 over Columbia, but fell to Cornell by a 9-0 margin.
Sophomore Dori Rahbar paced the Bears at number one singles, dropping the first game, but rallying for a 3-1 victory over the Lions. Sophomore Sarah Domenick, junior Sarah Crosty, and freshman Mina Shakarshy came out strong and each earned 3-0 wins at numbers 2-4.
Junior Lyndia Smith was victorious at number six, capturing a 3-1 decision, while senior Erika Kohnen came through at number seven, 3-0. The Brown domination of the Lions continued with junior Kyle Harrington winning, 3-1, at number eight, and junior Sarah Beresford taking a 3-0 decision at the ninth spot.
The Bears were unable to overcome a strong Cornell team. Freshman Katherine Elliott-Moskwa turning in a solid performance at number five, falling in five games to the Big Red.
The Bears take on Amherst on Wednesday, January 18 at the Kate Brodsky Squash Pavilion, starting at 1:00 pm.