Jeffs Sweep Conn. College, Fall to Middlebury

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AMHERST, Mass. - Chandler Lusardi ’13 and Taryn Clary ’16 each picked up a pair of wins in the first and ninth positions, respectively, as the ninth-ranked Amherst women’s squash team split a pair of matches with No. 16 Connecticut College and No. 3 Middlebury.

Extending its win streak to three matches with a third-consecutive sweep, the Jeffs opened the day with a decisive 9-0 win over the Camels before dropping a 7-2 decision to the Panthers.

Winning the first set of her Conn. College match-up with Caroline Sargent ’15, 11-8, Lusardi cruised to a 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-3) victory at the top of the order. Anne Piper ’13 kept things going for the Jeffs with a 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-5) triumph over Leah Puklin ’15, while Arielle Lehman ’15 rounded out the top three with a 3-0 (12-10, 11-4, 11-3) decision over Ashley Arthur ’16.

First-year Meyha Sud handed Lucy Wallace ’13 a 3-0 (11-6, 11-0, 11-3) loss in the fourth position, while fellow rookie Ericka Robertson defeated Becca Markson, 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-1). Evelyn Kramer ’14 and Corri Johnson ’16 also swept their Camel counterparts in the sixth and seventh slots, respectively, while Khushy Aggarwal ’16 didn’t drop a point in the first two frames of a 3-0 (11-0, 11-0, 11-4) win over Myra Jacobs ’15. Clary wrapped up the Jeffs’ dominating performance, surrendering just two points in a 3-0 (11-0, 11-1, 11-1) win over Alheli Garza ’16.

Lusardi once again headlined the Jeff lineup in the nightcap, besting Abby Jenkins ’14, 3-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-9), while Charlotte Dewey ’15 upended Piper, 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-3). Anne Wymard ’15 swept Lehman, 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-2), in the third position, while Tiffany Hau ’16 dug out of a 0-2 hole against Sud, winning the last three sets, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6.

Zoe Carey ’16 turned away Robertson, 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-4), while Saskia Pownall-Gray ’16 took down Kramer, 3-0 (14-12, 11-1, 11-3). Amanda Chen ’14 and Lindsay Becker ’13 earned wins for Middlebury in the seventh and eighth positions, while Clary notched the Jeffs’ only other victory, handing Annie Ulrich ’13 a 3-1 (11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6) loss.

Amherst returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Bates.

No. 9 Amherst 9, No. 16 Conn. College 0
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Caroline Sargent (C), 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-3)
2. Anne Piper (A) def. Leah Puklin (C), 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-5)
3. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Ashley Arthur (C), 3-0 (12-10, 11-4, 11-3)
4. Meyha Sud (A) def. Lucy Wallace (C), 3-0 (11-6, 11-0, 11-3)
5. Erika Robertson (A) def. Becca Markson (C), 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-1)
6. Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Sara Krivoshik (C), 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-4)
7. Corri Johnson (A) def. Allie Hibbs (C), 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-3)
8. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Myra Jacobs (C), 3-0 (11-0, 11-0, 11-4)
9. Taryn Clary (A) def. Alheli Garza (C), 3-0 (11-0, 11-1, 11-1)

No. 3 Middlebury 7, No. 9 Amherst 2
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Abby Jenkins (M), 3-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-9)
2. Charlotte Dewey (M) def. Anne Piper (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-3)
3. Anne Wymard (M) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-2)
4. Tiffany Hau (M) def. Meyha Sud (A), 3-2 (8-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6)
5. Zoe Carey (M) def. Ericka Robertson (A), 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-4)
6. Saskia Pownall-Gray (M) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (14-12, 11-1, 11-3)
7. Amanda Chen (M) def. Corri Johnson (A), 3-1 (11-9, 11-6, 11-13, 11-3)
8. Lindsay Becker (M) def. Khushy Aggarwal (A), 3-0 (11-8, 14-12, 11-7)
9. Taryn Clary (A) def. Annie Ulrich (M), 3-1 (11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6)