Athletics

Jeffs Fall at Bates, 6-3

Contact: Matthew Hart

Clarry

LEWISTON, Maine – Taryn Clary ’16 remained undefeated on the season and Arielle Lehman ’15 and Ericka Robertson ’16 also picked up wins as the 19th-ranked Amherst College women’s squash team opened its two-day trip to Maine with a 6-3 setback at No. 13 Bates College on Tuesday.

Continuing to dominate at the bottom of the Jeff lineup, Clary handled Bates’ Sugeiry Betances in the ninth position, dropping only seven points in a 3-0 (11-0, 11-3, 11-4) triumph. Amherst’s other two wins required more drama, as Lehman took down Chloe Mitchell, 3-1 (11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8) at No. 3 and Robertson came back from a tough second game to edge Rakey Drammeh in a five-set thriller (11-6, 2-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-9).

Things were tougher for Amherst at the top of the order as Chandler Lusardi ’13 couldn’t carry over momentum from a pair of Sunday wins, falling in the first position to Cheri-Ann Parris, 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-6). Anne Piper ’13 kept things tight with Myriam Kelly at No. 2, taking the second set but falling, 3-1 (12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5).

Meyha Sud ’16 and Evelyn Kramer ’14 were turned away in the middle of lineup as Lesea Bourke swept Sud at No. 4, 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-6), and Lauren Williams pulled away from Kramer at sixth, 3-0 (12-10, 11-6, 11-5). Corri Johnson ’16 and Khushy Aggarwal ’16 each took the third game at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively, but suffered 3-1 setbacks to Alison Bragg (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3) and Samantha Matos (11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4), respectively.

The Jeffs will be back in action Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, with an 11 a.m. matchup at Bowdoin College.

BATES 6, Amherst 3
1. Cheri-Ann Parris (B) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-6)
2. Myriam Kelly (B) def. Anne Piper (A), 3-1 (12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5)
3. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Chloe Mitchell (B), 3-1 (11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8)
4. Lesea Bourke (B) def. Meyha Sud (A), 3-1 (11-9, 11-9, 11-6)
5. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Rakey Drammeh (B), 3-2 (11-9, 11-5, 11-4)
6. Lauren Williams (B) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (14-12, 11-1, 11-3)
7. Alison Bragg (B) def. Corri Johnson (A), 3-1 (11-9, 11-6, 11-13, 11-3)
8. Samantha Matos (B) def. Khushy Aggarwal (A), 3-0 (11-8, 14-12, 11-7)
9. Taryn Clary (A) def. Sugeiry Betances (B), 3-1 (11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6)