Savage Ends Run at CSA Championships

Kate Savage '12 was 3-2 at the CSA Championships.

Contact: Justin Long

AMHERST, Mass. – Kate Savage ’12 wrapped up a stellar career with the Amherst College women’s squash program by suffering a 3-0 loss in the consolation finals of the Holleran Division at the CSA Individual Championships.

With Amherst serving as this year’s national tournament host, Savage began her weekend with a loss in the opening round of her division, but she rallied to win three consecutive matches in front of her home crowd. Her run finally came to a close on Sunday morning when she was dealt a 3-0 loss by Trinity College’s Andrea Echeverria (11-9, 11-9, 11-4).

Savage finished with 12 wins on the year, including three while playing at the top of the lineup. The senior captain was particularly impressive down the stretch, as she won her final five matches in team competition before going 3-2 against some of the country’s best players at the CSA Individual Championships.

Amherst got off to a 3-6 start this season but went 10-4 the rest of the way, notably upsetting Mount Holyoke College and avenging a loss to Bowdoin by shutting out the Polar Bears in the NESCAC Championships. Savage will be a key loss, but the Lord Jeffs will return their top two players in Chandler Lusardi ’13 and Arielle Lehman ’15, each of whom earned All-NESCAC honors and competed at the CSA Individual Championships.

For complete results and tournament brackets, visit the CSA Individual Championship website.