Women's Squash Sweeps Haverford, Wellesley

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AMHERST, Mass. – Chandler Lusardi ’13 and Arielle Lehman ’15 each picked up a pair of wins at the top of the lineup as the Amherst women’s squash team opened the 2012 Pioneer Valley Invitational with 9-0 wins over Haverford and Wellesley.

Extending its win streak to three games, the Jeffs improved to 7-3 overall, having shutout their opponents on five occasions this season.

Against Haverford, Lusardi and Lehman earned 3-0 wins at the top of the order over Caroline Nightingale ’14 and Bethany Simmonds ’16, respectively, while Ericka Robertson ’16 rebounded from an 11-3 loss in the first game, rallying for a 3-1 (3-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7) decision over Alex Love ’15. Evelyn Kramer ’14 upended Alisa Strayer ’13, 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-0), while first-years Corri Johnson and Khushy Aggarwal notched 3-0 sweeps over Randee Johnson ’13 and Samara Flug ’15 in the fifth and sixth positions.

Taryn Clary ’16 continued to impress with a 3-0 (11-0, 11-2, 11-2) victory over Hannah Miller ’13, while Mary Katherine McNeill ’13 and Sarah Nyirjesy ’13 dropped just three points combined in a pair of 3-0 victories at the bottom of the lineup.

It was more of the same for the Jeffs against Wellesley, with Lusardi and Lehman once again picking up 3-0 victories in the first and second positions. Meyha Sud ’16 defeated Lilly Tyson ’15, 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-9), while Robertson made quick work of Haley Vasquez ’14, 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-7).

Kramer needed just three games to dispatch of Margo Sulmont ’13, while Johnson and Aggarwal kept things rolling with 3-0 sweeps of Alexandra Spiliakos ’15 and Cara Kaufman ’13. Clary earned her second triumph of the day with a 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-0) decision over Emaline Surgenor ’13, while McNeill lost just six points in a 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-3) win over Kate Loftus ’16.

Amherst continues Invitational play on Saturday, Jan. 19 with matches against Hamilton, Harvard and Wesleyan.

AMHERST 9, HAVERFORD 0
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Caroline Nightingale (H), 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-2)
2. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Bethany Simmonds (H), 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-2)
3. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Alex Love (H), 3-1 (3-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7)
4. Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Alisa Strayer (H), 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-0)
5. Corri Johnson (A) def. Randee Johnson (H), 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-1)
6. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Samara Flug (H), 3-0 (11-2, 11-1, 11-1)
7. Taryn Clary (A) def. Hannah Miller (H), 3-0 (11-0, 11-2, 11-2)
8. Mary Katherine McNeill (A) def. Sarah Madigan (H), 3-0 (11-1, 11-0, 11-1)
9. Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. Mimi Fuchs (H), 3-0 (11-0, 11-0, 11-1)

AMHERST 9, Wellesley 0
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Rosemary O’Connor (W), 3-0 (11-1, 11-6, 11-7)
2. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Gabriella Wynne (W), 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-4)
3. Meyha Sud (A) def. Lilly Tyson (W), 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-9)
4. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Haley Vasquez (W), 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-7)
5. Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Margo Sulmont (W), 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-6)
6. Corri Johnson (A) def. Alexandra Spiliakos (W), 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-0)
7. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Cara Kaufman (W), 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-1)
8. Taryn Clary (A) def. Emaline Surgenor (W), 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-0)
9. Mary Katherine McNeill (A) def. Kate Loftus (W), 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-3)