Athletics

Women's Squash Sweeps Smith, 9-0

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AMHERST, Mass. - Dropping just one of 25 sets, the 19th-ranked Amherst women’s squash team cruised to a 9-0 sweep of Five College rival Smith at Davenport Courts.

Winning the first two games of her first position match-up with Jacqueline Zhao ’15, Chandler Lusardi ’13 rebounded from a hard-fought 12-10 loss in the third with an 11-5 victory in the fourth frame.

Arielle Lehman ’15 secured a 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-4) decision over Eunice Zhao ’13 in the second spot, while first-year Ericka Robertson continued to impress, dispatching of Szilvia Kiss ’13, 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-7).

Fellow rookie Khushy Aggarwal followed suit with a 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-1) victory over Vivian Lee ’15 in the fourth position, while Corri Johnson ’16 lost just one point in a dominating 3-0 (11-0, 11-1, 11-0) triumph over Haruka Shimoto ’16. Sarah Nyirjesy ’13 earned a pair of 11-2 wins over Jana Chan ’15 before closing out the sweep with an 11-5 score in the third, while Taryn Clary ’16 handled Carly Melillo ’16, 3-0 (11-1, 11-1, 11-1).

Mary Katherine McNeill ’13 defeated Jennifer Yoo ’16, 3-0 (11-0, 11-1, 11-2), in the eighth slot, while Ginny Wheeler ’13 won by default at the bottom of the order.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 8 vs. Northeastern.

No. 19 Amherst 9, No. 34 Smith 0
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Jacqueline Zhao (S), 3-1 (11-4, 11-3, 10-12, 11-5)
2. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Eunice Zhao (S), 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-4)
3. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Szilvia Kiss (S), 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-7)
4. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Vivian Lee (S), 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-1)
5. Corri Johnson (A) def. Haruka Shimoto (S), 3-0 (11-0, 11-1, 11-0)
6. Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. Jana Chan (S), 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-5)
7. Taryn Clary (A) def. Carly Melillo (S), 3-0 (11-1, 11-1, 11-1)
8. Mary Katherine McNeill (A) def. Jennifer Yoo (S), 3-0 (11-0, 11-1, 11-2)
9. Ginny Wheeler (A) win by default