Brown Hands Amherst Squash Teams Pair of Defeats

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams played host to Brown University this afternoon in a rare mid-week day match. In both matches, the Brown Bears handed the Lord Jeffs a defeat, with the men's match finishing 9-0 and the Amherst women losing 7-2. The result drops the Amherst men’s team to 6-6 on the year, while the women move to 8-4.

Brown entered the day ranked higher in the most recent CSA National Rankings than Amherst on both sides, but both Lord Jeff teams carried momentum into the match after finishing the final day of the Pioneer Valley Invitational strong. Amherst’s teams combined to post a 5-0 record on Sunday, but today’s result snapped a pair of win streaks.

Amherst's only two wins came on the women’s side, where Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) dropped the first two games to Sarah Crosky 13-11 and 14-12, but responded to win three straight decisions. Milbourn won 11-7, 14-12 and 11-8 in the third, fourth and fifth to take the win at number one. The Amherst women’s other point came at number three from Anne Piper (Bronxville, NY). The Amherst sophomore needed five games to pull out a win over Dori Rahbar, rallying after losing the first game 11-5. Piper took a 2-1 lead with 11-6 and 11-5 wins in the second and third, but Rahbar forced a fifth game with an 11-9 win in the fourth. In the decisive fifth game, Piper pulled out the 12-10 victory.

Both Amherst teams return to action on Friday for a 5 p.m. match against Bowdoin at Yale, before hosting Hamilton and Tufts on Saturday at home.

Amherst Men 0 : Brown Men 9  ~ Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ~ Davenport Courts

1) Brad Thompson (B) def. Andrew Kriete (A) 3-1 (11-5, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5)
2) Adrian Leanza (B) def. Kevin Cecala (A) 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 12-10)
3) Blake Reinson (B) def. Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 13-11)
4) Chris Holter (B) def. Tom Rapisarda (A) 3-1 (11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5)
5) Ben Clayman (B) def. David Kerr (A) 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-5)
6) Eamon O’Connor (B) def. Steve Severson (A) 3-1 (11-9, 11-2, 5-11, 11-2)
7) Tucker Bryan (B) def. Todd Lavine (A) 3-1 (12-14, 11-6, 11-2, 11-8)
8) Alex Hsu (B) def. Matt Arnold (A) 3-2 (11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 11-5)
9) Philip Holberton (B) def. Rodrigo Miranda (A) 3-2 (10-12, 8-11, 12-10, 11-1, 11-8)
10) Evan Besser (B) def. Marcelo Cifuentes (A) 3-0 (11-3, 11-1, 12-10)

Amherst Women 2: Brown Women 7 ~ Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ~ Davenport Courts
1) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Sarah Crosky (B) 3-2 (11-13, 12-14, 11-7, 14-12, 11-8)
2) Sarah Domenick (B) def. Chandler Lusardi (A) 3-1 (13-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6)
3) Anne Piper (A) def. Dori Rahbar (B) 3-2 (5-11, 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10)
4) Carolyn Tilney (B) def. Allie Dalglish (A) 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-9)
5) Nikki Fadaifard (B) def.  Kate Savage (A) 3-2 (11-1, 9-11, 11-4, 14-16, 11-7)
6) Lydia Smith (B) def. Evelyn Kramer (A) 3-2 (1-7, 11-2, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7)
7) Sophie Scherl (B) def. Anna Scheidt (A) 3-1 (5-11, 11-6, 11-5, 13-11)
8) Kyla Harrington (B) def. Mimi Bell (A) 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-3)
9) Erika Kohnen (B) def. Lena Rice (A) 3-0 (13-11, 11-4, 11-5)
10) Sarah Beresford (B) def. Mary Katherine McNeil (A) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-5)