Women's Squash Now 2-0
Issue   |   Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:21

First-year Cameron Bahadori led the men’s squash team this past weekend at the Div. III Invitational held at Wesleyan. Bahadori advanced to the semifinals of the “B” Draw, topping Carlos Ames of Bates and Maxwell Bearse of Bowdoin before falling to Caran Aorora of Bates in a grueling five-game battle.

Darian Ehsani ’17 also competed in the “B” Draw and defeated David Bian of MIT in a competitive first-round match, 7-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5. After receiving a second-round bye, Ehsani then lost to Aorora of Bates.

Senior co-captains Alex Southmayd and Scott DeSantis were slated to compete in the “A” Draw; however, neither player was able to get past the first round of competition, as Southmayd fell to Matt Lillie of Conn. College and DeSantis lost to Nick Wilkinson of Williams.

The Jeffs now have a break from matches until Jan. 9, when they play Bowdoin in their first NESCAC match of the season.

A few underclassmen were able to pick up victories this past weekend at the Div. III Invitational for the women’s squash team. In the “A” Draw, Kimberly Krayacich ’18 topped Allison Bourke of Bates in her first round match before falling to eventual champion Lalia Samy of Wesleyan in the second round. In the “B” Draw, Haley McAtee ’18 was able to advance to the semifinals, while Tiana Palmer Poroner ’17 was ousted in the quarterfinals.

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Jeffs returned to action against 36th-ranked Smith. Amherst swept all nine matches, improving to 2-0 on the season.

Krayacich headlined the team’s performances once again, with an 11-5, 11-4, 12-10 win in the No. 1 spot. Fellow first-year Mae Cromwell also experienced success, as she dropped a mere total of three points over the course of her entire match.

Arielle Lehman '15, Taryn Clary '16 and Nicole Yang '16 all dominated their Smith opponents as well; each losing a total of seven points in their 3-0 victories. McAtee, Palmer-Poroner, Izzy Derber ’17 and Caitlin Merrell ’17 all earned wins to round out the day.