Amherst Teams Place Second at 2010 Little Threes
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - The Amherst College men's and women's squash teams traveled to Williamstown, Mass. over the weekend to play a pair of matches against NESCAC archrivals Williams College and Wesleyan University for the 2010 Little Three Championship. On both sides, Amherst fell to Williams, but topped Wesleyan to place second overall.
In the morning match, the Lord Jeff women topped the Cardinals 9-0, while the men's squad ousted their Wesleyan couterparts 8-1. Amherst junior Brian Warner (Atlanta, GA) moved up to the top spot for the Lord Jeffs and won three straight games after dropping the first to Matt Candal to take home the win. Against Wesleyan, the Amherst men also picked up 3-0 wins from Tom Rapisarda (New York, NY), Todd Lavine (Atherton, CA), Lee Banta (Westfield, NJ) and Saahil Sud (Brampton, NJ).
On the women's side, Amherst's Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) defeated Wesleyan's Casey Simchik in the number one match. Kate Savage (Philadelphia, PA) and Caitlin Demkin (Warren, NJ) also earned 3-1 wins against the Cardinals, while the remaining six Lord Jeffs won 3-0.
Against the Ephs, Amherst did not fair as well and despite playing numerous close games fell 9-0 on both the men's and women's sides. Sophomore Steve Severson (Mercer Island, WA) dropped the first game of his match to William Morris, but battled back to an 11-9 win in the second frame to draw even. Morris pulled out the next two games to win 3-1, but Severson was impressive in the losing effort.
Rookie Mary Katherine McNeil (Greenwich, CT) was a bright spot for the Lord Jeffs against Williams in the number eight match. Playing against Hannah Kaemmer in her first Amherst-Williams match, McNeil took the first game 11-6, before dropping three games in a row.
Both Amherst teams will head to Trinity College this weekend for the 2010 NESCAC Championship Tournament.
INDIVIDUAL MATCH RESULTS
Amherst Men 8 : Wesleyan Men 1
1) Warner (A) def. Candal(W) 3-1
2) Broadfoot (W) def. Severson (A) 3-0
3) Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Kobrin (W) 3-2
4) Cecala (A) def. Fowles(W) 3-1
5) Rapisarda (A) def. Lee (W) 3-0
6) Arnold (A) def. Gibbs (W) 3-1
7) Lavine (A) def. Wherry (W) 3-0
8) Banta (A) def. Baicker-McKee(W) 3-0
9) Sud (A) def. Sagawa (W) 3-0
Amherst Women 9 : Wesleyan Women 0
1) Milbourn (A) def. Simchik (W) 3-1
2) Lusardi (A) def. Zimmerman (W) 3-0
3) Savage (A) def. Jackson (W) 3-1
4) Scheidt (A) def. Craig (W) 3-0
5) Piper (A) def. Hunter (W) 3-0
6) Demkin (A) def. Chu (W) 3-1
7) Bell (A) def. Fox (W) 3-0
8) McNeil (A) def. Garrett (W) 3-0
9) Nyirjesy (A) def. Sumariwalla (W) 3-0
Amherst Men 0 : Williams Men 9
1) Buchsbaum (W) def. Warner (A) 3-0
2) Morris (W) def. Severson (A) 3-1
3) Henze (W) def. Loesch-Quintin (A) 3-0
4) Gruner (W) def. Cecala (A) 3-0
5) Marks (W) def. Rapisarda (A) 3-1
6) Drobestsky (W) def. Arnold (A) 3-0
7) Yaros (W) def. Lavine (A) 3-0
8) Herrmann (W) def. Banta (A) 3-0
9) Ervasti (W) def. Sud (A) 3-0
Amherst Women 0 : Williams Women 9
1) Eyre (W) def. Milbourn (A) 3-0
2) Coxe (W) def. Lusardi (A) 3-0
3) Bogle (W) def. Savage (A) 3-0
4) Henry, L. (W) def. Scheidt (A) 3-0
5) Henry, C. (W) def. Piper (A) 3-0
6) Rubin (W) def. Demkin (A) 3-0
7) Kaemmer, C. (W) def. Bell (A) 3-0
8) Kaemmer, H. (W) def. McNeil (A) 3-1
9) Reiser (W) def. Nyirjesy (A) 3-0