The Tigers (3-0 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) have become a personal nemesis for Penn women's squash star Jessica DiMauro.
Last season, as the defending national champion, DiMauro was upset by Princeton's Katherine Johnson '97 in the national championship final.
Sunday at the Constable Invitational in Jadwin Gym, DiMauro ran into another Tiger she couldn't beat: freshman Julia Beaver. In the final, Beaver rebounded from a 2-1 deficit to earn a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded DiMauro.
DiMauro had defeated senior Missy Wyant, 3-1, in the second round, before Wyant rebounded to win three straight consolation matches. In the consolation final, Wyant knocked off sophomore teammate Blair Irwin, 3-0.
Junior Elise O'Connell finished fourth, falling to DiMauro in the semifinal round.
W. swimming tops Yale
If the final 179-113 margin wasn't lopsided enough, it was only that close because women's swimming stopped scoring its swimmers after the first 13 events in Saturday's meet against Yale. The Tigers had taken first place in 11 of those 13 events.
Junior Bess Frank grabbed three firsts, and sophomores Alyson Goodner and Tara Martin won two races apiece as Princeton improved to 4-0 in dual-meet competition with the lopsided victory at DeNunzio Pool.
Track teams star at invite
No team scores were recorded at the New Year's Invitational held Dec. 12 at Jadwin Gym, but it was clear who had the premier teams on the track.
Princeton's women earned six first-place finishes against six local teams. Senior Hadiya Green turned in winning performances in the long jump and triple jump to lead the Tigers. Senior Michelle D'Agostino also won the mile race.
The men took first place in five events against five area squads, highlighted by freshman Biren Roy's win in the mile and a 1-2-3 sweep of the 1,000 meters led by senior Pete Kimball.
Wrestler Bonfiglio shines
Sophomore Ryan Bonfiglio reached the quarterfinals at 142 lbs. to head up a nine-man Princeton contingent at the Wilkes Open Dec. 27 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The tournament, which did not compute team scores, gave the wrestling team possibly the toughest competition they will face all winter. Bonfiglio rose to the occasion, winning his first two matches by decision before falling to Clarion's Stan Spoor, 19-6, in the quarterfinals.
Freshman Juan Venturi was the only other Tiger to win a match, reaching the second round at 126 lbs.