Jeffs Open Season With 6-3 Win Over Drexel

Contact: Ben Badua

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AMHERST, Mass. - Amherst first-years accounted for four of the team’s victories as the women’s squash team opened its 2012-13 season with a 6-3 win over Drexel University.

The Dragons’ Damindhi Udangawa ’16 headlined the lineup with a 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-8) sweep of Amherst’s Chandler Lusardi ’13, while Kaitlyn Money ’16 shut out Arielle Lehman ’15 in a second position showdown by a score of 3-0 (14-12, 11-9, 11-2).

Anne Piper ’13 earned a 3-1 (11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 14-12) decision over Disha Thahryamal ’16, while Meyha Sud ’16 dispatched of Katie Barnes ’16, 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 12-10), in her collegiate debut. Fellow first-year Ericka Robertson ’16 followed suit with a 3-0 sweep of Kiran Vasudevan ’15 in a pivotal fifth position match-up.

Lauren Rahauser ’16 recorded Drexel’s only other win, rallying from a 2-0 hole to hand Khushy Aggarwal ’16 a, 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5), loss. Notching a pair of 11-4 triumphs in the first two frames, Sarah Nyirjesy ’13 closed out Atigah Shahrin ’13 with an 11-9 victory in the third, while Corri Johnson ’16 and Taryn Clary ’16 earned a pair of 3-0 wins at the bottom of the order.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 1 against George Washington.

Amherst 6, Drexel 3
1. Damindhi Udangawa (D) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-8)
2. Kaitlyn Money (D) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (14-12, 11-9, 11-2)
3. Anne Piper (A) def. Disha Thahryamal (D), 3-1 (11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 14-12)
4. Meyha Sud (A) def. Katie Barnes (D), 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 12-10)
5. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Kiran Vasudevan (D), 3-0 (11-5, 11-9, 11-4)
6. Lauren Rahauser (D) def. Khushy Aggarwal (A), 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5)
7. Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. Atigah Shahrin (D), 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-9)
8. Corri Johnson (A) def. Courtney Sabo (D), 3-0 (11-4, 11-1, 11-5)
9. Taryn Clary (A) def. Davila Thompson (D), 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-6)