Jeffs Edge Wesleyan, Can't Slow Williams

Contact: Matthew Hart

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – For the second time in as many weeks, the Amherst College women’s squash team notched a win over Wesleyan as the 16th-ranked Jeffs topped the 18th-ranked Cardinals, 6-3, to open their day at the Little Three Championships. No. 10 Williams got the better of Amherst in the nightcap, 9-0.

After a 7-2 win at last weekend’s Pioneer Valley Invitational, the Jeffs were once again too much for Wesleyan. Leading the way atop the lineup, Chandler Lusardi ’13 made quick work of Mary Foster ’14, 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-6), while Anne Piper ’13 rebounded after dropping the second game, taking a tight fourth for a 3-1 (11-2, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10) win over Annie Maxwell ’15.

Jeff first-years took down a pair of Cardinal seniors to highlight play in the middle of the Amherst lineup. Meyha Sud ’16 starred at No. 4, quickly dispatching of Grace Zimmerman ’13, 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-4) while Ericka Robertson ’16 notched a win in the next slot down, dropping the second but breezing in the final two games for a 3-1 (11-5, 9-11, 11-1, 11-6) triumph over Danielle Craig ’13.

Amherst wrapped up the team victory with a pair of wins at the bottom of the order as Khushy Aggarwal ’16 topped Liza Bayless ’16 in the eighth slot, 3-1(11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-8), and Taryn Clary ’16 continued her strong play at No. 9, sweeping Hannah Jenkins in dominant fashion (11-0, 11-2, 11-3).

Things were less enjoyable for Amherst against the host Ephs as Aggarwal and Clary were the only Jeffs to avoid being swept. At No. 8, Aggarwal dropped the first two games to Lily Grant ’16 but rebounded with a pair of tight 11-9 wins before coming up short in the fifth for a 3-2 (11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5) setback. Battling her second senior of the day, Clary fell in the opener to Mia Fry but rebounded with a strong second-game win before two close losses gave Fry a 3-1 (11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 13-11) decision.

The Jeffs will be back in action Friday through Sunday of next weekend at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Trinity.

AMHERST 6, WESLEYAN 3
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Mary Foster (W), 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-6)
2. Anne Piper (A) def. Annie Maxwell (W), 3-1 (11-2, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10)
3. Laura Nelson (W) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-2 (7-11, 12-10, 5-11, 17-15, 11-8)
4. Meyha Sud (A) def. Grace Zimmerman (W), 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-4)
5. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Danielle Craig (W), 3-1 (11-5, 9-11, 11-1, 11-6)
6. Claire Miller (W) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-2 (11-6, 11-9, 3-11, 7-11, 11-7)
7. Kar-Anne Tan (W) def. Corri Johnson (A), 3-1 (11-3, 5-11, 11-8, 12-10)
8. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Liza Bayless (W), 3-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-8)
9. Taryn Clary (A) def. Hannah Jenkins (W), 3-0 (11-0, 11-2, 11-3)
10. Sara Nyirjesy (A) def. Rosa Hayes (W), 3-0 (11-7, 12-10, 11-6)

WILLIAMS 9, AMHERST 0
1. Alli Rubin (W) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-3)
2. Laura Henry (W) def. Anne Piper (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-3)
3. Ellie O’Neill (W) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-5)
4. Alyssa Northrop (W) def. Meyha Sud (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-8)
5. Nicole Feshbach (W) def. Ericka Robertson (A), 3-0 (11-8, 11-3, 11-7)
6. Caroline Sawin (W) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-7)
7. Hannah Kaemmer (W) def. Corri Johnson (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-5)
8. Lily Grant (W) def. Khushy Aggarwal (A), 3-2 (11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5)
9. Mia Fry (W) def. Taryn Clary (A), 3-1 (11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 13-11)