Squash Competes at Little Threes, Defeats Wesleyan
Issue   |   Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:29
Rob Mattson
First-year Haley McAtee won her match over Williams in the three spot.

Women

The Amherst College Women’s Squash team handily defeated the host team Wesleyan 7-2 during the first day of play at the Little Three Championship. The 17th ranked Purple and White swept the 3rd to the 9th courts. Amherst’s top ranked players, Kimberly Krayacich ’18 and Arielle Lehman ’15 both fell in tough matches against their Wesleyan counterparts. After dropping her first set, Lehman won her second 13-11 and went on to play two more close sets (11-7 and 11-9) before falling to her opponent.

On Court No. 3 Haley McAtee ’18 cinched a win over Williams. After dropping the two first sets (8-11 and 6-11) McAtee battled back winning the next 3 (11-5, 11-6, 11-9) to claim the match for the Jeffs. Tiana Palmer-Poroner ’17 won 3-1 on the fourth court while her teammate Ericka Robertson ’16 won 3-2 on the fifth court. On the sixth and seventh court Captain Taryn Clary ‘16 and Meyha Sud ’16 respectively swept their matches 3-0. Khushy Aggarwal ’16 and Corri Johnson ’16 rounded out the performances for the Jeffs both with 3-1 wins.

The second day of competition Amherst fell to Williams 9-0. The women will head to Mount Holyoke Wednesday, Feb. 4 and will play in the NESCAC Championships Feb. 6th -8th.

Men

On the men’s side Amherst edged out Wesleyan this past Saturday 5-4 in the Little Three Championship. The 22nd ranked Lord Jeffs defeated 20th ranked Wesleyan claiming wins in the first two courts, the fifth court and the last two courts.

Highlights included a 3-2 victory by Noah Browne ’16 on Court No. 1 and a 3-1 win by Captain Scott DeSantis ’15. Darian Ehsani ’17 won all three matches on Court No. 5 to post a clean 3-0 victory over his opponent. Alex Southmayd ’15 and Stephen Cacouris ’16 both garnered 3-1 wins on the eighth and ninth courts.

Fifteenth ranked Williams overcame the Amherst team 8-1 on the second day of competition. Highlights included a close match by Southmayd on the eighth court (3-2) claiming the first and third, while closely contesting the other sets.
The men will travel to Williams this coming weekend Feb. 6-8 to compete in the NESCAC Championships.

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