Athletics

Jeffs Top Mount Holyoke, 6-3

Contact: Ben Badua

Lusardi

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The 16th-ranked Amherst women’s squash team extended its win streak to three games and improved to 13-7 on the season with a 6-3 victory over local rival No. 20 Mount Holyoke College on Wednesday evening.

Mount Holyoke’s Randima Ranaweera ’14 won the battle at the top of the order, dispatching of Chandler Lusardi ’13, 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-7), while teammate Sherouk Khefagy ’16 needed just three games to get past the Jeffs’ Anne Piper ’13. Shaheen Madraswala ’14 continued the Lyons’ dominance at the top of the lineup, defeating sophomore Arielle Lehman 11-5 and 11-6 in the first two frames before edging out a 14-12 victory in the third.

Things began to turn around for the visitors in the fourth position, as Meyha Sud ’16 rallied from a 12-10 loss in the first game of her matchup with Samantha Rosado ’15, winning the next three sets by scores of 11-8, 11-8 and 11-7, respectively. Ericka Robertson ’16 swept senior Kathryn Brummer, 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-9), in the fifth spot, while Evelyn Kramer ’14 shutout junior Elyse Taylor, 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-3).

Taryn Clary ’16 upended Xianger Fei ’15, 3-0 (11-9, 11-1, 11-6), while Mary Katherine McNeill ’13 made quick work of Susannah Bonn ’16, taking the first game 11-1 before recording identical 11-3 triumphs in the second and third. Sarah Nyirjesy ’13 closed things out, dropping just four points in a 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-1) victory over Catherine Ryan ’16.

The Lord Jeffs return to action this weekend at the inaugural Division III Individual Championships hosted by Bowdoin College.

No. 16 Amherst 6, No. 20 Mount Holyoke 3
1. Randima Ranaweera (M) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-7)
2. Sherouk Khefagy (M) def. Anne Piper (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-6)
3. Shaheen Madraswala (M) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 14-12)
4. Meyha Sud (A) def. Samantha Rosado (M), 3-1 (10-12, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7)
5. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Kathryn Brummer (M), 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-9)
6. Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Elyse Taylor (M), 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-3)
7. Taryn Clary (A) def. Xianger Fei (M), 3-0 (11-9, 11-1, 11-6)
8. Mary Katherine McNeill (A) def. Susannah Bonn (M), 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-3)
9. Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. Catherine Ryan (M), 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-1)