Athletics

Amherst Teams Place Second at Little Three Championships

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College placed second at the 2011 Little Three Squash Championships, as the Lord Jeff men's and women's teams each defeated Wesleyan University before suffering a 7-2 loss to Williams College. The Ephmen and Ephwomen claimed their 12th consecutive Little Three titles.

Williams hasn’t lost to either of its Little Three counterparts since February 1999, when Amherst earned a 5-4 win on the men’s side and a 6-3 victory in the women’s match. The Lord Jeff men move to 10-7 on the season, while the women are now 12-5. Amherst, Wesleyan and Williams will head to Trinity College next weekend for the NESCAC Championships.

The afternoon began with both Amherst teams defeating Wesleyan, with the men cruising to an 8-1 result over the Cardinals. Eight of the matchups featured a 3-0 win for the Jeffs, with Wesleyan picking up its lone point at No. 1, where John Steele got past Andrew Kriete ’11 (Chatham, NJ) in four games.

The Amherst-Wesleyan women’s match was much closer, as the Jeffs edged out a 5-4 victory. Three pairings required five games to determine a winner, but Amherst got its points at Nos. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8. Evelyn Kramer ’14 (Brooklyn, NY) swept her opponent at No. 6, marking the only match that didn’t go at least four games.

Kriete would bounce back from his loss to Wesleyan by coming out on the winning end of a marathon match against William Morris. The two top players alternated games before Kriete wrapped up the impressive bout with a 13-11 result in the fifth frame. Also picking up a point for the Jeffs was Steve Severson ’12 (Mercer Island, WA), who didn’t drop a single game at No. 7. Two of Amherst’s losses came in five-game battles, as the 18th-ranked Jeffs and 11th-ranked Ephs seemed more evenly matched than the rankings predicted.

Anne Piper ’13 (Bronxville, NY) and Kramer accounted for Amherst’s two points against Williams on the women’s side, with Piper taking care of business in four games at No. 4 and Kramer coming from behind for an impressive five-game result at No. 7. Anna Scheidt  ’12 (Fort Lee, NJ) held a two-games-to-one advantage at No. 6 but would drop each of the next two by an 11-8 score.

MEN’S RESULTS
#18 Amherst def. #21 Wesleyan, 8-1
1) John Steele (W) def. Andrew Kriete (A) 3-1 (11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-3)
2) Brian Warner (A) def. Dale Kobrin (W) 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-2)
3) Kevin Cecala (A) def. Alexander Nassikas (W) 3-0 (13-11, 11-8, 11-8)
4) Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Alexander Nunez (W) 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-1)
5) David Kerr (A) def. Jeffrey Berman (W) 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-6)
6) Steve Severson (A) def. Ethan Moritz (W) 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-6)
7) Todd Lavine (A) def. Lucas Wherry (W) 3-0 (11-0, 11-4, 11-1)
8) Matt Arnold (A) def. Shivan Bhavnani (W) 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-8)
9) Rodrigo Miranda (A) def. Chase Hochman (W) 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-5)
10) Marcelo Cifuentes (A) def. Keitaro Sagawa (W) 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-5)

#11 Williams def. #18 Amherst, 7-2
1) Andrew Kriete (A) def. William Morris (W) 3-2 (6-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 13-11)
2) Will Gruner (W) def. Brian Warner (A) 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-1)
3) Jeremy Hermann (W) def. Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) 3-2 (11-8, 3-11, 13-15, 11-9, 11-7)
4) Nicholas Marks (W) def. Kevin Cecala (A) 3-0 (11-1, 11-8, 11-9)
5) Taylor Foehl (W) def. Tom Rapisarda (A) 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 13-11)
6) Jack Ervasti (W) def. David Kerr (A) 3-2 (11-9, 15-13, 9-11, 9-11, 11-7)
7) Steve Severson (A) def. Alexander Greaves-Tunnell (W) 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-5)
8) Ryan Eagan (W) def. Todd Lavine (A) 3-1 (11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5)
9) Jared Zuckerman (W) def. Matt Arnold (A) 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-9)
10) Aaron Seong (W) def. Rodrigo Miranda (A) 3-2 (11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 4-11, 13-11)

WOMEN’S RESULTS
#12 Amherst def. #19 Wesleyan, 5-4
1) Mary Foster (W) def. Hayley Milbourn (A) 3-2 (5-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9)
2) Allie Dalglish (A) def. Diana Edwards (W) 3-1 (12-10, 11-8, 3-11, 11-3)
3) Anne Piper (A) def. Grace Zimmerman (W) 3-1 (10-12, 13-11, 12-10, 11-3)
4) Tanesha Jackson (W) def. Kate Savage (A) 3-1 (14-12, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5)
5) Danielle Craig (W) def. Anna Scheidt (A) 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 3-11, 11-7, 11-5)
6) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Ellen Schwed (W) 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-6)
7) Mimi Bell (A) def. Jenny Chu (W) 3-1 (12-10, 9-11, 11-5, 13-11)
8) Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Kar-Anne Tan (W) 3-1 (11-6, 11-4, 10-12, 11-8)
9) Meherazade Sumariwalla (W) def. Sarah McCarrick (A) 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6)
10) Megan Clower (A) def. Kerry Klemmer (W) 3-0 (12-10, 12-10, 11-5)

#9 Williams def. #12 Amherst, 7-2
1) Courtney Bogle (W) def. Hayley Milbourn (A) 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-9)
2) Laura Henry (W) def. Chandler Lusardi (A) 3-1 (11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5)
3) Alison Rubin (W) def. Allie Dalglish (A) 3-0 (11-3, 14-12, 11-2)
4) Anne Piper (A) def. Hannah Kaemmer (W) 3-1 (7-11, 11-2, 11-9, 12-10)
5) Alyssa Northrop (W) def. Kate Savage (A) 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-6)
6) Kavitha Mannava (W) def. Anna Scheidt (A) 3-2 (9-11, 11-2, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8)
7) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Eliana Saltzman (W) 3-2 (11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-8)
8) Mia Fry (W) def. Mimi Bell (A) 3-1 (3-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-5)
9) Carolyn Kaemmer (W) def. Lena Rice (A) 3-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-2)
10) Laura Cullen (W) def. Mary Katherine McNeill (A) 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-9)