Lord Jeffs Off to Best Start Since 2003 With 9-0 Win Over Smith
Amherst first-year Megan Clower won her match
without giving up a point.
Fresh off a pair of wins over 16th- and 17th-ranked Tufts and Vassar teams over the weekend, Amherst took on the 32nd-ranked Pioneers this evening in a final match before breaking for final exams. The Jeffs wasted no time jumping out to a lead that Smith could not recover from. Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD), Anna Schiedt (Fort Lee, NJ), Megan Clower (Bryn Mawr, PA) and Hannah Merves (Merion, PA) each won their match without dropping a single point.
Sophomore Alexandra Dalglish (Fort Washington, PA) fell into an early 2-0 hole in her opening game against Shanita Williams, before rattling off nine straight points for a 9-2 win. Dalglish found her familiar form for 9-1 and 9-0 wins in the following games.
Rookie Kate Savage (Philadelphia, PA) took 9-3 and 9-0 wins over Smith’s Margaret Oliverio before edging out a 10-9 win in the third and final game. Sophomore Caitlin Demkin (Warren, NJ) surrendered four and three points in her first two games, before shutting out Jasmine Wallas 9-0 for the match in game three.
Senior captain Melissa Moulton (Oreland, PA) and Mimi Bell (Shaker Heights, OH) each won their matches without giving up more than a single point in any one game.
Amherst will next travel to the CSA Five College Challenge at Williams on January 3-4, 2009.
Amherst 9 : Smith 0 – Davenport Courts - Amherst College – December 8, 2008
1) Alexandra Dalglish (A) def. Shanita Williams (S) 9-2, 9-1, 9-0
2) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Jessica MacLeod (S) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
3) Kate Savage (A) def. Margaret Oliverio (S) 9-3, 9-0, 10-9
4) Anna Schiedt (A) def. Elizabeth Guyman (S) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
5) Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Jasmine Wallas (S) 9-4, 9-3, 9-0
6) Melissa Moulton (A) def. Mercedes Pepper (S) 9-0, 9-1, 9-1
7) Mimi Bell (A) def. Andrea Shang (S) 9-0, 9-0, 9-1
8) Megan Clower (A) def. Su Fu (S) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
9) Hannah Merves (A) def. Catriona Blunt (S) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0