Jeffs Split Matches at NESCAC Championship
Contact: Mike O'Brien
CLINTON, NY – After falling to third-seeded Williams College in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, 7-2, the sixth-seeded Amherst College women’s squash team retaliated with a 5-4 win against seventh-seeded Bowdoin in the consolation round at Hamilton Saturday.
The 17th-ranked Jeffs (7-9), led by the bottom of the lineup, edged 20th-ranked Bowdoin in the second match of the day. Amherst earned wins from the No. 3 and No.5 positions as well as No. 7 through No. 9.
Meyha Sud ’16 claimed the No. 3 spot. After falling early in the match, 11-7, the sophomore rattled off three consecutive wins by scores of 11-6, 11-9 and 11-7. Evelyn Kramer ’14 swept her opponent in the No. 5 position with wins of 11-7, 11-5 and 11-6.
In the bottom of the lineup, Taryn Clary ’16 continued her hot streak and has now won five straight from the No. 7 spot. The sophomore was edged 11-9 in the first set but retaliated nicely with wins of 11-8, 11-7 and 11-7 to earn the win. Classmate Corri Johnson pulled off another 3-1 win from the eighth spot (11-3, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5) and Lena Rice ’14 continued her impressive season at the No. 9 position with a sweep (11-2, 11-2, 11-6).
Earlier in the day, the Jeffs squared off against 14th-ranked Williams for the second time in a week, this time dropping a 7-2 decision.
The Ephs earned wins from the No. 1 position down to the No. 5 spot, sweeping all but one mach.
Amherst picked up wins in the No. 6 and No. 7 positions. Khushy Aggarwal ’16 dropped the first and third sets by scores of 6-11 but claimed games four and five by scores of 13-11 and 11-8, respectively. Clary picked up her fourth consecutive win from the No. 7 spot. The sophomore earned the only Jeff win the last time these teams met and claimed a 3-1 win Saturday as well. After falling in the first set 11-5, Clary rattled off three straight wins of 11-3, 11-9 and 11-4 to pick up the win.
The Jeffs return to the Little Squash Center tomorrow, Feb. 2, and will face fourth-seeded Hamilton in the consolation round. The match is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.