Athletics

Amherst Squash Teams Wrap Play at NESCACs

LogoHARTFORD, CT – The Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams wrapped play at the 2009 NESCAC Championship this afternoon on the campus of Trinity College. The Lord Jeff women finished in 7th place, while the men’s side placed 4th at the tournament.

After a win by the Amherst women on Friday night over Wesleyan, the Lord Jeffs faced archrival Williams in the quarterfinal round Saturday morning. Amherst suffered a 9-0 defeat to the Ephs, and was sent to the consolation bracket to face Hamilton. The Continentals pulled out a gutsy 5-4 win over the Lord Jeffs, which punched Amherst’s ticket to the seventh-place match against Tufts.

In the Amherst women’s final match of the weekend, the Lord Jeffs pulled out a 5-4 win over the Jumbos to place 7th in the Championship.

Men’s action kicked off on Saturday for the Lord Jeffs against Bowdoin in the Quarterfinal round. Amherst pulled out a 5-4 win to move into the semifinal round of play, but ran up against the host and national powerhouse Bantams on their own courts. Trinity ran away with a 9-0 win to once again reach the title match, and send Amherst to the consolation bracket.

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Amherst took on Bates in the final match of the weekend, playing for 3rd place. The Bobcats defeated the Lord Jeffs 8-1 in the closing match-up, leaving Amherst standing in 4th place at Tournament's close.

Sat-Sun Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2009 ~ Quarterfinal and Consolation Play
Men’s Results
Amherst v. Bowdoin - Quarterfinal Round

1.   A- Drew Blacker def. Andy Bernard, 9-4, 10-9, 9-1
2.   B- David Funk def. Jerome Giovinazzo, 9-4, 9-7, 7-9, 9-6
3.   A- Steve Severson def. Peter Cipriano, 9-7, 10-9, 9-0
4.   A- Ben Bishop def. Rahul Madan Mohan, 8-10, 9-3, 9-1, 9-4
5.   B- Robert Lynn def. Todd Lavine, 9-6, 9-5, 9-2
6.   B- Thai Ha-Ngoc def. Kevin Cecala, 9-7, 9-5, 1-9, 2-9, 9-5
7.   B- Arun Makhija def. Tom Rapisarda, 9-3, 9-4, 9-4
8.   A- Brad Corbin def. Rob Stanley, 9-7, 1-9, 9-6, 9-7
9.   A- Zach Porges def. Brian Gladstone, 9-3, 9-3, 9-0
Amherst 5, Bowdoin 4

Trinity v. Amherst – Semifinal Round
1. TC- Gustav Detter d. Drew Blacker 9-1, 9-0, 9-4
2. TC- Manek Mathur d. Jerome Giovanazzo  9-3, 9-5, 9-0
3. TC- Chris Binnie d. Steve Severson 9-0, 9-0, 9-1
4. TC- Rushabh Vora d. Ben Bishop 9-0, 9-5, 9-0
5. TC- Charles Tashjian d. Todd Lavine 9-1, 9-2, 9-5
6. TC- Daniel Echavarria d. Kevin Cecala 9-2, ret.
7. TC- George Disesa d. Tom Rapisarda  9-4, 9-3, 9-2
8. TC- William Burchfield d. Brad Corbin 9-3, 9-6, 9-0
9. TC- John Lingos-Webb d. Zach Porges  9-1, 9-2, 9-2
Trinity 9, Amherst 0

Bates 8 v. Amherst 1– 3rd Place Match
1. B- Kush Mahian d. Drew Blacker, 9-3, 9-4, 9-3


2. B- Will Katz d. Jerome Giovinazzo, 10-8, 4-9, 9-4, 9-1
3. A- Steve Severson d. Jordan Greenberg, 4-9, def.
4. B- Matt Marchisotto d. Ben Bishop, 6-9, 9-1, 9-1, 9-3
5. B- Nick Echeverria d. Todd Lavine, 9-6, 9-5, 9-1
6. B- Bobby Burns d. Kevin Cecala, 9-8, 8-10, 9-4, 5-9, 9-7
7. B
- Chip Russell d. Tom Rapisarda, 9-5, 9-0, 5-9, 9-2
8. B- Marc Taggart d. Brad Corbin, 9-0, 9-3, 9-4
9. B- Charlie Johnson d. Zach Porges, 9-1, 9-3, 9-3
Bates 8, Amherst 1


Women’s Results
Williams v. Amherst - Quarterfinal Round

1. W- Toby Eyre def. Allie Dalglish 9-1 9-2 9-0
2. W- Jennifer Coxe def. Hayley Milbourn 10-8 9-2 9-6
3. W- Courtney Bogle def. Katie Savage 9-5 9-4 9-4
4. W- Arianna Kourides def. Caitlin Demkin 9-0 9-0 9-0
5. W- Caroline Henry def. Melissa Moulton 9-1 9-5 9-1
6. W- Kavitha Mannava def. Mimi Bell 9-4 9-0 9-0
7. W- Stephanie Barnet def. Megan Clower 9-3 9-1 9-1
8. W- Carolyn Kaemmer def. Caroline Dreyspool 9-2 9-0 9-0
9. W- Julia Reiser def. Veronica Roca 9-1 9-0 9-3
Williams 9, Amherst 0

Hamilton v. Amherst – Consolation Round
1. H- Kelly Whipple def. Allie Dalglish 9-7 9-4 5-9 9-6
2. A- Hayley Milbourn  def. Krissy Rubin 9-4, 9-3, 9-0
3. A- Kate Savage def. Leila Clifford 9-5, 9-6, 4-9, 5-7
4. H- Danielle Forsyth def.Caitlin Demkin 3-9,9-1,5-9,9-4,9-6
5. A- Melissa Moulton def. Courtney Kollmer 9-5,4-9,9-7,6-9,9-5
6. H- Anne Edelstein def. Mimi Bell 9-4, 8-10, 9-6, 9-7
7. H- Madeleine Sullivan def. Megan Clover 9-7 9-2 9-3
8. H- Jane Hannon def. Caroline Dreyspool 9-0 9-2 9-0
9. A- Veronica Roca def. Bailey Harris 9-0 9-4 9-2
Hamilton 5 Amherst 4

Tufts  v. Amherst – 7th Place Match
1. A- Allie Dalquish d. Victoria Barba 5-9, 9-5, 9-2, 1-9, 9-0
2. A- Hayley Milbourn d. Stefanie Marx 9-2, 9-5, 9-1
3. T- Valerie Koo d. Kate Savage 9-7, 9-7, 9-5
4. T- Mercedes Barba d. Caitlin Demkin 9-1, 9-4, 9-3
5. T- Jessica Herrmann d. Melissa Moulton 3-9, 9-7, 9-6, 9-4
6. A- Mimi Bell d. Alix Michael 9-4, 9-4, 9-1
7. A- Megan Clower d. Simone Grant 9-6, 9-3, 9-4
8. T- Katie Stork d. Caroline Dreyspool 9-0, 9-0, 9-2
9. A- Veronica Roca d. Caroline Choi 9-5, 10-9, 5-9, 5-9, 3-9
Tufts 4 Amherst 5