Amherst Cleans House at Vassar with Quartet of Wins

POUGHKEEPSKIE, NY - The Amherst College squash teams traveled to Vassar College to take on Vassar at 11 a.m. and Columbia University at 1 p.m. The Amherst men cruised to a pair of 9-0 victories to improve to 4-1 on the season, while the Amherst women earned an 8-1 win over Vassar before defeating Columbia, 7-2, to move their record to 3-2. While the Lord Jeff women's team returns to action Monday, Dec. 10 for a 7 p.m. match at Smith College, the men's team does not return to the court until mid-January.

Highlighting Amherst's day was Moriah Donelan (Darien, CT), who dropped the first two games of her match with Olivia Mak of Vassar, 9-1 and 9-4. The senior gained her composure and stormed back to win three consecutive games with her back against the wall, as she pulled off wins of 9-4, 9-4 and 9-6 to earn the 3-2 victory in the nine hole.

Amherst 9 vs. Vassar 0 (Men's Results)
1. Mark Rapisarda (A) def. Greg Kantrowitz, 3-0 (9-3, 9-4, 9-1)
2. Jerome Giovinazzo (A) def. Anshuman Beri, 3-0 (9-0, 9-5, 9-5)
3. Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Ryan McGinley-Stempel, 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-2)
4. Andrew Slutsky (A) def. Austin Minkowski, 3-0 (9-0, 9-5, 9-0)
5. Kevin Cecala (A) def. Aniruddh Mundra, 3-0 (9-1, 9-2, 9-1)
6. Lee Banta (A) def. Jacob Kantrowitz, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
7. Saahil Sud (A) def. Daniel Tan, 3-0 (9-3, 9-0, 9-5)
8. Nick Kramer (A) def. Jose Rivera, 3-0 (9-6, 10-8, 9-7)
9. Jacob Glass (A) def. Arjun Agarwala, 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-7)

Amherst 8 vs. Vassar 1 (Women's Results)
1. Allie Dalglish (AC) def. Amalia Sax-Bolder, 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-1)
2. Hayley Milbourn (AC) def. Eleanor Weiss, 3-0 (9-5, 9-1, 9-4)
3. Libby Martin (AC) def. Anna Licht, 3-0 (9-6, 9-3, 9-0)
4. Caitlin Demkin (AC) def. Hope Blinkoff, 3-0 (9-3, 9-2, 9-6)
5. Di Kirkwood (AC) def. Caitlin Ly, 3-0 (10-9, 9-1, 9-4)
6. Melissa Moulton (AC) def. Courtney Brooks, 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-6)
7. Lorrette Fisher (VC) def. Hannah Merves, 3-0 (9-7, 9-1, 9-7)
8. Laurel LaMontagne (AC) def. Stephanie Tracey, 3-0 (10-8, 9-7, 9-6)
9. Moriah Donelan (AC) def. Olivia Mak, 3-2 (1-9, 4-9, 9-4, 9-4, 9-6)

Amherst 9 vs. Columbia 0 (Men's Results)
1. Mark Rapisarda (A) def. Nik Trikha, 3-0 (9-5, 9-6, 9-3)
2. Jerome Giovinazzo (A) def. Clay Dahlman, 3-0 (9-4, 9-1, 9-5)
3. Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Thohnen Olapally, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-1)
4. Andrew Slutsky (A) def. Paul Ratchford, 3-0 (9-3, 9-2, 9-4)
5. Kevin Cecala (A) def. Jehangir Jejeebhoy, 3-0 (9-0, 9-2, 9-1)
6. Brian Warner (A) def. John Kamfonas, 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-4)
7. Lee Banta (A) def. Daniel Gentile, 3-0 (9-2, 9-5, 9-5)
8. Saahil Sud (A) def. Andrei Petrenko, 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-6)
9. Nick Kramer (A) def. Tom Reed, 3-0 (9-4, 9-1, 9-2)

Amherst 7 vs. Columbia 2 (Women's Results)
1. Allie Dalglish (A) def. Nadia Jihid, 3-0 (9-2, 9-0, 9-1)
2. Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Anne Cheng, 3-1 (9-3, 9-4, 3-9, 9-7)
3. Libby Martin (A) def. Olivia Tardan, 3-1 (9-1, 9-3, 9-1)
4. Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Lizz Radin, 3-1 (7-9, 9-4, 9-4, 9-1)
5. Di Kirkwood (A) def. Caitlin Fross, 3-0 (9-1, 9-3, 9-0)
6. Melissa Moulton (A) def. Zahrdi Tafique, 3-2 (3-9, 10-8, 9-3, 5-9, 9-1)
7. Masha Ooyevaas (C) def. Hannah Merves, 3-1 (3-9, 9-2, 9-7, 9-7)
8. Laurel LaMontagne (A) def. Monica Gorman, 3-1 (10-8, 4-9, 9-1, 9-3)
9. Yazzy Koukez (C) def. Moriah Donelan, 3-0 (9-2, 9-0, 9-0)