Athletics

Jeffs Upend No. 23 Mount Holyoke, 7-2

riceYALE.jpgAMHERST, Mass. - Making up a match that was snowed out a week ago, the 17th-ranked Amherst women’s squash team defeated Five College rival Mount Holyoke College, 7-2.

Improving to 8-10 on the season with a win over the 23rd-ranked Lyons (9-10), the Jeffs will return to action on Feb. 21-23 at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships hosted by Princeton University.

Picking up one of two Mount Holyoke victories, Randima Ranaweera ’14 earned a 3-1 (11-3, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7) decision over Ericka Robertson ’16 at the top of the order. Sherouk Khefagy ’16 followed suit in the second position, needing just three sets to dispatch of Arielle Lehman ’15, 3-0 (11-8, 11-1, 11-6).

Meyha Sud ’16 notched a decisive 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-4) victory over Samantha Rosado ’15 in the third position, while Tiana Palmer-Poroner ’17 rebounded from a 13-11 first set loss to Allison Shilling ’17, taking the next three frames by scores of 11-4, 11-4 and 11-3, respectively.

Sweeping her Lyon counterpart at No. 5, Evelyn Kramer ’14 downed Elyse Taylor ’14, 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-6), while Khushy Aggarwal ’16 closed out Sanjna Merchant ’17 in straight sets, 3-0 (11-6, 13-11, 11-8). Taryn Clary ’16 handled Xianger Fei ’15 in the seventh position, 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-5), while Corri Johnson ’16 bested Catherine Ryan ’16, 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-0).

Lena Rice ’14 held her own at the bottom of the Amherst lineup with a 3-0 (11-0, 11-3, 11-3) triumph over Anna Hartman ’16, while Izzy Derber ’17 came away with a 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-9) win in an exhibition match against Amy Sanchez ’17.

NO. 17 AMHERST 7, NO. 23 MOUNT HOLYOKE 2
1. Randima Ranaweera (M) def. Ericka Robertson (A), 3-1 (11-3, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7)
2. Sherouk Khefagy (M) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (11-8, 11-1, 11-6)
3. Meyha Sud (A) def. Samantha Rosado (M), 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-4)
4. Tiana Palmer-Poroner (A) def. Allison Shilling (M), 3-1 (11-13, 11-4, 11-4, 11-3)
5. Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Elyse Taylor (M), 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-6)
6. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Sanjna Merchant (M), 3-0 (11-6, 13-11, 11-8)
7. Taryn Clary (A) def. Xianger Fei (M), 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-5)
8. Corri Johnson (A) def. Catherine Ryan (M), 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-0)
9. Lena Rice (A) def. Anna Hartman (M), 3-0 (11-0, 11-3, 11-3)
Ex. Izzy Derber (A) def. Amy Sanchez (M), 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-9)