Amherst Squash Teams Both Fall to U. Penn at Home

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men's and women's squash teams hosted the University of Pennsylvania teams this evening at Davenport Courts. The Lord Jeff squads each suffered defeats at the hands of the Quakers, with the women dropping a 9-0 result and the men falling 8-1.

In the first round of matches, Amherst first-year Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) played Kristen Lange to a tough middle game during a 3-0 loss. Mibourn took a team-high four points in the second game.

The women's team dropped shutout results in three matches in the three, seven and nine spots. Penn won all 27 of the games played between the two schools in the women's draw, with the loss bringing Amherst's losing streak to three matches.

In men's action, Amherst was able to pick up a single match after an injury forced second-ranked Mark Froot to retire before the third game of a 1-1 match. The Lord Jeff men had better luck than the women's team with a number of matches being highly competitive.

In the number four match, first-year Tom Rapisarda (New York, NY) lost 3-0 to Porter Drake, but took at least a few points in each game. Fans were impressed with the young Lord Jeff's skill in the second game as he lost 9-5.

Senior co-captain Andrew Slutsky (Providence, RI) also played particularly well this evening in his match. Slutsky took a school-high number of points in his loss, falling 9-4, 9-5, 9-5. Slutsky held tough in each game, but was unable to take a game from his opposition.

With today's results the women's team falls to 5-6, while the men's squad drops to 5-5. Both teams return to action on Tuesday for a 1 p.m. match at Brown University.

Individual Results

Women's Match: Penn 9 – Amherst 0
1) Scott (P) def. Dalglish (A) 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-0)
2) Lange (P) def. Milbourn (A) 3-0 (9-1, 9-4, 9-0)
3) Turner (P) def. Demkin (A) 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
4) Hebden (P) def. Kirkwood (A) 3-0 (9-1.9-0.9-1)
5) Chawla (P) def. Moulton (A) 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-3)
6) Madeira (P) def. Merves (A) 3-0 (9-0, 9-2, 9-0)
7) Matthias (P) def. LaMontagne (A) 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
8) Drury (P) def. Bell (A) 3-0 (9-0, 9-1, 9-2)
9) Goodwin (P) def. Donelan (A) 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)

Men's Match: Penn 8 – Amherst 1
1) Rosen (P) def. M. Rapisarda (A) 3-0 (9-4, 9-3, 9-6)
2) Giovinazzo (A) def. Froot (P) by default (injury) (5-9, 9-4, ret.)
3) Kurn (P) def. Slutsky (A) 3-0 (9-4, 9-5, 9-5)
4) Drake (P) def. T. Rapisarda (A) 3-0 (9-3, 9-5, 9-2)
5) Clark (P) def Cecala (A) 3-0 (9-1, 9-4, 9-4)
6) Rahd (P) def. Bishop (A) 3-0 (9-3, 9-1, 9-1)
7) Justi (P)  def. Banta (A) 3-0 (9-0, 9-4, 9-4)
8) Zimmerman (P) def. Corbin (A) 3-0, (9-0, 9-1, 9-3)
9) Rayfield (P) def. Kramer (A) 3-0 (9-4, 9-4, 9-0)