Athletics

Amherst Teams Earn Wins Over M.I.T. and Northeastern

AMHERST, MA – After matches against Northeastern University and M.I.T. on Saturday, the Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams both remain unbeaten on the year. Both the Lord Jeff teams picked up 9-0 wins over the Huskies to start the day, before the men’s team played to an 8-1 win over M.I.T. to wrap the weekend. Amherst will break for the end of the semester and return to action on January 7, 2011 against Yale University

Both of Amherst’s number ones had their hands full against Northeastern, as Kevin Cecala (Wilmington, DE) and Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) each had to battle to five game wins. Cecala out-lasted Pedro Souza 12-10 in the opening game, but looked dominant in an 11-2 win to take a two-games-to-none lead. Souza earned consecutive 11-7 results to force a fifth and final set, but Cecala completed the sweep of the Huskies with an 11-7 in the final frame.

Milbourn also earned a 12-10 win in her first game against Tessa Martin, but then fell behind 2-1 as Martin rolled off 11-4, and 11-3 wins in the second and third stanzas. Milbourn regrouped, and won the fourth and fifth sets by scores of 11-5 and 11-6. The rest of the Amherst women’s side picked up 3-0 wins, with the number eight and nine players receiving default wins.

In the final match of the day, M.I.T.’s West Hubbard handed Cecala a 3-2 loss for the only Amherst defeat of the trip. After Hubbard took a 2-0 lead on a pair of 11-5 wins, Cecala turned the tables with a back-to-back wins of 11-4 and 11-8 to force a fifth game. Hubbard proved too much in the final game, winning 11-6 to earn the tough victory.  The Lord Jeff men earned 3-0 wins in every other match to take the decision without concern.

Men’s Result: Amherst 9 : Northeastern 0 ~ Saturday, December 11, 2010

1) Kevin Cecala (A) def. Pedro Souza (N) 3-2 (12-10, 11-2, 7-11, 7-11, 11-7)
2) Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Miles Brewer (N) 3-0 (15-13, 11-5, 11-4)
3) Brian Warner (A) def. DJ Brinkworth (N) 3-0 (11-3, 11-0, 11-4)
4) David Kerr (A) def. Max Kachur (N) 3-1 (11-4, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5)
5) Tom Rapisarda (A) def. John Ghublinkian (N) 3-0 (11-2, 12-10, 11-4)
6) Todd Lavine  (A) def. Mike Wegman (N) 3-1 (7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 12-10)
7) Matt Arnold (A) def. Keith Sproat (N) 3-0 (11-2, 11-7, 11-3)
8) Rodrigo Miranda (A) def. Dan Berestein (N) 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-5)
9) Zach Porges (A) def. Corey Bausoleil (N) 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-5)

Women’s Result: Amherst 9 : Northeastern 0 ~ Saturday, December 11, 2010

1) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Tessa Martin (N) 3-2 (12-10, 4-11, 3-11, 11-5, 11-6)
2) Allie Dalglish (A) def. Emily Raho (N) 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-6)
3) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Carly Evans (N) 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-4)
4) Mimi Bell (A) def. Amanda Georgesau (N) 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-1)
5) Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Rosa Barney (N) 3-0 (11-2, 11-1, 11-0)
6) Lena Rice (A) def. Lisa Novikova (N) 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-0)
7) Mary Katherine McNeil (A) def. Alina Nugamova (N) 3-0 (11-1, 11-0, 11-0)
8) Ginny Wheeler (A) def. default
9) Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. default

Men’s Results: Amherst 8: M.I.T. 1 ~ Saturday, December 11, 2010
1) West Hubbard (M) def. Kevin Cecala (A) 3-2 (11-5, 11-5, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6)
2) Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Robert Habib (M) 3-0 (11-9. 11-9, 11-4)
3) Brian Warner (A) def. Michael Zomnir (M) 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-4)
4) David Kerr (A) def. John Kucharczyk (M) 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-6)
5) Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Austin Anderson (M) 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-5)
6) Todd Levine (A) def. Abhi Mitra (M) 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 11-4)
7) Matt Arnold (A) def. Joey Lemberg (M) 3-0 (11-0, 11-3, 11-5)
8) Rodrigo Quan (A) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M) 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-4)
9) Zach Porges (A) def. Steve Howland (M) 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-9)