Amherst Drops Pair to Brown at Home; Lord Jeff Men Play Final Home Match of 2008-09

Jerome Giovinazzo
Jerome Giovinazzo won his final home
match at Amherst.
AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams played host to the visiting Bears of Brown University this afternoon at Davenport Courts. Amherst suffered a pair of disappointing losses to their visiting Ivy League foe this afternoon.  The Lord Jeff men fell 7-2, while the women dropped a 8-1 result.

The Amherst men’s team took to the friendly confines of Amherst’s courts today for the final time this season, marking the last appearance for the members of this year’s senior class. Graduating students Ben Bishop (Seattle, WA), Drew Blacker (Summit, NJ), Brad Corbin (Charlottesville, VA) and Jerome Giovinazzo (Staten Island, NY) played in the line-up before taking to the road to end their collegiate careers.

While the 14th-ranked Brown men won all but one match against the 15th-ranked Jeffs, Amherst did not go easily. Amherst’s pair  win came from senior co-captains Giovinazzo  and Blacker in front of a large number of fans. Each player gutted out a 3-1 win to end their home careers on a strong note.

The match of the day came  in a loss by Amherst first-year Steve Severson (Mercer Island, WA) in the number three match. After dropping a close first game 9-7, Severson won the second game 9-3 to equalize. Brown’s Adam Greenberg took a 2-1 lead with a 9-3 win in the third game, only to see Severson equalize with a 10-9 win in the fourth. Severson ultimately dropped the fifth and final game 9-3.

On the women’s side, Amherst was toppled convincingly by the Brown Bears. The Lord Jeffs lone victory came from sophomore Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) who defeated Laura Pyne 9-7, 9-5, and 9-4 in the number two match.

Amherst returns to action on Friday evening when the women will host William Smith, and the men will face Cornell on the road.

Individual Results – Amherst vs, Brown – Amherst, MA – January 20, 2009
Men’s Results

1) Drew Blacker (A) def. Adrian Leanza (B) 9-4, 9-5, 9-7, 9-2
2) Jerome Giovinazzo (A) def. Benjamin Clayman (B) 9-4, 9-1, (2-9), 9-7
3) Adam Greenberg (B) def. Steve Severson (A) 9-7, (3-9), 9-3, (9-10), 9-3
4) Brad Thompson (B) def. Ben Bishop (A) 9-4, 9-0, 9-7
5) Patrick Davis (B) def. Todd Lavine (A) 9-3, 9-7, (4-9), 9-4
6) Evan Besser (B) def. Kevin Cecala (A) 9-3, 9-7, (4-9), 9-4
7) Alex Heitzmann (B) def. Tom Rapisarda (A) (6-9), 9-4, 9-1, 9-5
8) Tucker Bryan (B) def. Matt Arnold (A) 9-2, 9-6, 9-6
9) Brett Camarda (B) def. Brad Corbin (A) (3-9), 1-0, 9-2, 9-6

Women’s Results
1) Charlotte Steel (B) def. Allie Dalglish (A) 9-5, 9-0, 9-0
2) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Laura Pyne (B) 9-7, 9-5, 9-4
3) Sophie Scherl (B) def. Kate Savage (A) 9-4, 9-7, (7-9), 9-5
4) Kali Schellenberg (B) def. Anna Scheidt (A) 9-1, 9-1, 9-2
5) Nikoo Fadaifard (B) def. Caitlin Demkin (A) 9-3, 9-0, 9-1
6) Carolyn Tilney (B) def. Melissa Moulton (A) 9-5, 9-0. 9-0
7) Sarah Roberts (B) def. Mimi Bell (A) 9-2, 9-1, 9-1
8) Charlotte MacMillan (B) def. Megan Clower (A) 9-2, 9-1, 9-0
9) Leila Driansky (B) def. Caroline Dreyspool (A) 9-1, 9-0, 9-0