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Weekend Review: Feb. 23, 2020

Credit: Beverly Schaefer / goprincetontigers.com
Caption: Gracie Joyce follows through after shot during her doubles match at the Blue Gray Classic.
Credit: Beverly Schaefer / goprincetontigers.com Caption: Gracie Joyce follows through after shot during her doubles match at the Blue Gray Classic.

Women’s tennis vs. Yale: W 4–1

No. 5 Princton women’s tennis team competed at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic this Saturday. The Tigers beat Yale University 4–1. Princeton secured the doubles point after all three of the duos won. No. 23 sophomore Grace Joyce and first-year Daria Frayman proved to be a tough match for Yale’s No. 3 Samantha Martinelli and Jessie Gong, earning a 7–6 win. Princeton sophomore Brianna Shvets and junior Nathalie Rodilosso defeated Chelsea Kung and Rena Lin 6–3, and first-year Zoe Howard and senior Clare McKee overcame Caroline Dunleavy and Rhea Shrivastava 7–5. The singles matches were also a success for the Tigers. The strong matches include Princeton’s No. 17 Brianna Shvets defeat of Yale’s no. 46 Samantha Martinelli 6–1, 2–6, 6–2; No. 57 Zoe Howard’s 7–5, 6–1 win against Caroline Dunleavy; and Clare McKee’s 6–1, 1–6, 6–3 victory over Jessie Gong. The Tigers finished second-place at the Blue Gray Classic after losing to No. 19 Wake Forest University 4–1 in the championship match.

Men’s tennis vs. Arizona: W 4–0

No. 28 men’s tennis capped out their weekend at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Alabama with a 4–0 win over No. 46 ranked University of Arizona. With wins by the the duos composed of senior Payton Holden and junior Ryan Seggerman and junior Damian Rodriguez and sophomore Justin Barki, the Tigers picked up the doubles point. Singles wins from Seggerman, Barki, senior Davey Roberts, and sophomore Will Peters propelled Princeton to a final victory on Sunday. Earlier in the day the team lost to No. 19 University of Mississippi in a close 4–3 match. Notably, sophomore Karl Poling and Seggerman won their No. 1 and No. 2 matches, respectively. The team’s first game of the Blue Gray was a 4–2 win over No. 44 ranked Auburn University. “We played with tremendous energy and confidence and this will be a great stepping stone for the matches ahead,” head coach Billy Pate told Princeton Athletics.

Women’s lacrosse vs. Virginia: L 10–12

No. 9 Princeton women’s lacrosse was defeated by No. 8 Virginia on Saturday in the home opener for the Tigers. The battle was tight for most of the game with neither team leading by more than three goals. UVA was the first to score, taking a quick 2–0 lead, but the Tigers rebounded with two more goals by junior Kyla Sears and sophomore Lucie Gildehaus. The Tigers then went on a 5–3 scoring run, taking the lead 7–5. UVA tied the score, but Princeton rallied off one more goal to take the lead going into halftime. UVA started the second half with a three-goal run, keeping the Tigers shy of a goal. Virginia managed to take a 12–9 lead but the final goal of the game came from the Tigers to keep the score at 10–12.

Men’s squash vs. Trinity: L 4–5

No. 4 men’s squash closed out its regular season competition with a nail-biting loss to second-ranked Trinity. The Gamecocks clinched five of the day’s nine victories, with only sophomore Youssef Ibrahim, senior Gabriel Morgan, sophomore Howe Cheng, and senior Adhitya Raghavan logging wins for the Tigers. Cheng had a standout performance with a clean 3–0 sweep over his opponent.

Women’s Squash vs. Harvard: L 1–6

Princeton lost 6–1 to No. 1 Harvard in the squash national team finals. This is Princeton’s second loss to Harvard — the two only losses the Tigers have had this season. The Tigers’ point in the finals came from junior Grace Doyle who defeated her competitor, Maddie Chai, in four games. Four Tigers were named All-Ivy including first-year Caroline Spahr (also named Ivy Rookie of the Year), sophomore Elle Ruggiero, junior Emme Leonard and junior Raneem El Torky. Up next is the CSA individual tournament held March 6–8 at Penn.

Male athlete of the week: Chris Brown ’21, Men’s Lacrosse: In the men’s lacrosse takedown of the NCAA defending champion University of Virginia, Chris Brown contributed four goals and one assist to reach 100 career points.


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credit: goprincetontigers.com caption: Christ Brown, 2/23 Male Player of the Week, headshot


Female athlete of the week: Mimi Lin ’20, Women’s Swim and Dive: Mimi contributed to women’s swim and dive’s 23rd Ivy League Championship this weekend with a stellar diving performance. She was named the Career High-Point Diving Champion.


credit: goprincetontigers.com caption: Mimi Lin, 2/23 Female Player of the Week, headshot

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