Men’s Squash Routs Conn. College and Northeastern in Round Robin
Issue   |   Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:39
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Mitch Ford ’20 helped Amherst to victory with a win on the ninth court.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s squash team continued its undefeated campaign by defeating both Conn. College and Northeastern University in a round robin tournament hosted at the Mammoths’ home Davenport Courts. With the two wins, Amherst’s record now stands at 4-0.

Against the Camels, Amherst won all nine competitive matches as well as the exhibition court contest, sweeping seven of the 10 courts. The first-year class keyed the Mammoths’ victory, with first-years winning their matches in the first and third through sixth spots.

Terrence Wang ’21 easily won on the first court 11-5, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4. Meanwhile, David Merkel ’19, Robert Parker ’21 and Cameron Bahadori ’18 swept the second through fourth courts, respectively. Pavan Nagaraj ’21 won another close match on court five, while Reggie Brewster ’21 and Mateen Mills ’20 notched sweeps on the sixth and seventh courts. Chris Zimmerman ’20, Arnav Parikh ’21 and Lucas Sheiner ’19 won the final three matches for the Mammoths.

“We’ve got a really strong freshman class,” Zimmerman said. “Everyone is really committed to getting the most out of the season.”
Against Northeastern, the Mammoths swept all 10 matches of the event, while playing in the same positions as against Conn. College. A few highlights of the day included Mills winning on the seventh court 11-0, 11-3, 11-1 and Zimmerman winning on court eight 11-2, 11-1 and 11-1.

“We have really high hopes,” Zimmerman noted. “Even though the overall quality of college squash has gone up in recent years, we think we can compete with the best.”
Amherst will not compete for the rest of the month of December, but will return on Sunday, Jan. 7 when it will host Yale. For the rest of interterm, the Mammoths will be busy, competing against their major rivals including Middlebury, Brown and Williams.

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