Athletics

Amherst Squash Teams Dispatch Vassar 9-0 to Open Season

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams each opened up their 2010-11 seasons this evening against Vassar College at Davenport Courts.  Both the Lord Jeffs teams easily dispatched their Brewer opposition by 9-0 scores without dropping a single game in any match.

In a match that began approximately one hour later than scheduled, the Lord Jeffs wasted no time jumping out on top. In the feature matches, Amherst sophomore Charles Loesch-Quintin (Philadelphia, PA) made his season debut at number one memorable with an 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 win. Senior Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) cruised in the top spot for the Amherst women, dispatching her opponent 11-1, 11-2, 11-0.

Four Amherst first-years won their first collegiate matches this evening, with two rookies playing in the lineup for each team. On the men’s side, first-years David Kerr (Short Hills, NJ) and Rodrigo Miranda (San Salvador, El Salvador) played at numbers three and eight respectively. Kerr won his bout 11-1, 11-3, 11-3, while Miranda pulled out an 11-7, 11-8, 11-2 victory.

First-years Evelyn Kramer (Brooklyn, NY) and Lena Rice (Philadelphia, PA) played in the number five and eight spots for the women’s team in their first collegiate match. Kramer was impressive in an 11-4, 11-4, 11-2 win, while Rice was not to be out-done, winning 11-1, 11-3, 11-4.

Amherst’s teams will return to action on Saturday, December 11 with a pair of matches against Northeastern University and M.I.T. on the campus of M.I.T.

Men’s Result: Amherst 9 : Vassar 0 ~ Wednesday, December 01, 2010

1) Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Jacob Harris (V) 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-9)
2) Brian Warner (A) def. Mehdi Naqvi (V) 3-0 (11-6, 11-1, 11-4)
3) David Kerr (A) def. Arjun Jain (V) 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-3)
4) Kevin Cecala (A) def. Andrew Lindsay (V) 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-4)
5) Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Ansser Sadiq (V) 3-0 (11-1, 11-6, 11-6)
6) Matt Arnold (A) def. Yi Tan (V) 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-2)
7) Todd Lavine (A) def. Robert Ruggiero (V) 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-1)
8) Rodrigo Miranda (A) def. Dan Freeman (V) 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-2)
9) Marcelo Cifuentes (A) def. Oliver Newman (V) (11-3, 11-1, 11-4)

Women’s Result: Amherst 9 : Vassar 0 ~ Wednesday, December 01, 2010
1) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Kristine Bell (V) 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-0)
2) Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Libby Pei (V) 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-6)
3) Allie Dalglish (A) def. Nina Punukollu (V) 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-7)
4) Anne Piper (A) def. Willow Thompson (V) 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-3)
5) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Avery Siciliano (V) 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-2)
6) Mimi Bell (A) def. Lisa Evans (V) 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-0)
7) Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Jill Levine (V) 3-0 (11-3, 11-0, 11-0)
8) Lena Rice (A) def. Elizabeth Anderson (V) 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-4)
9) Mary Katherine McNeil (A) def. Andrew Fahmy (V) 3-0 (11-0, 11-2, 11-4)