PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sending three competitors to the 2020 College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Championships, Amherst squash dropped in the round of 16 in each of the matches to conclude their 2019-20 campaign.
First up for Amherst, Daksha Pathak '23 competed in the Holleran East Division and faced off against Cornell's Colby Gallagher. Going down 11-9, Pathak posted an 11-5 win in the second set to even the odds (1-1), but was halted 13-11, 11-2 in the final sets to drop out of the main draw.
Dueling another Ivy League opponent, Lauren Weil '23 lined up against Grace Doyle in the Holleran South Division and went down early after an 11-1 opening set loss. Weil was only able to post three and four points in the next sets, respectively, losing 3-0 to Doyle to also drop out of the main draw (11-1, 11-3, 11-4).
The only Mammoth competing on the men's side, Adam Lichtmacher '23 was locked in against Trinity's Aly Eltokhy in the Molloy West Division. Lichtmacher dropped in straight sets after going down 0-2 following 11-6, 13-11 losses. In the final set, Lichtmacher was able to post 10 points but Eltokhy notched the decisive point to knock off the Mammoth in the opening round (12-10).
Men's squash, who lost in the opening round of the CSA Team Championships, finished their season with a 9-10 ledger, while women's squash blanked Hamilton and Wesleyan in the opening rounds of the Walker Cup (9-0) before downing Franklin & Marshall 8-1 in the title match. The women finished with a record of 14-6.