Jeffs Split Matches Against Hamilton and Colby

Jeffs Split Matches Against Hamilton and Colby

PHOTO GALLERY (by Rob Mattson)

AMHERST, Mass. - The 21st-ranked Amherst College men's squash team split its double-header Saturday in day two action at the Pioneer Valley Invitational. The Jeffs defeated No. 24 Hamilton, 7-2, in the early contest but dropped the second match to No. 23 Colby, 6-3.

Noah Browne '16 and Scott DeSantis '15 excelled at the top of the lineup for the Purple & White. Browne picked up two wins on the day from the No. 1 position, sweeping both opponents by scores of 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 and 11-7, 12-10, 11-5, respectively. DeSantis earned a 3-1 win against Hamilton and followed that up with a 3-0 sweep against the Mules. 

Also earning two wins on the day, from the bottom of the lineup, were Alex Southmayd '15 and Stephen Cacouris '16 from the No. 7 and No. 8 spots, respectively. Southmayd swept his opponent in the Hamilton matchup and narrowly won his match against Colby, claiming a 3-2 win by scores of 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8. Cacouris dropped the first set of his match against the Continentals but rattled off three straight sets to win, 3-1. He followed that up with a 3-0 sweep against Colby.

The Jeffs conclude the three-day tournament tomorrow and will host Drexel at 10 a.m.

No. 21 AMHERST 7, No. 24 HAMILTON 2
1. Browne (A) def. Black (H), 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-7)

2. DeSantis (A) def. Wolpert (H), 3-1 (8-11, 11-1, 13-11, 11-9)
3. Groot (A) def. Pivirotto (H), 3-2 (11-4, 3-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4)
4. Dudzik (H) def. Ehsani (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-3) 
5. Kardon (A) def. Harrison (H), 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-8)
6. Van (A) def. Loume (H), 3-1 (7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 13-11)
7. Southmayd (A) def. Nehrbas (H), 3-0 (11-4, 11-1, 11-5)
8. Cacouris (A) def. Laub (H), 3-1 (9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-6)
9. Ruth (H) def. Ellis (A), 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-9)
10. Sperry (H) def. Line (A), 3-1 (8-11, 11-13, 11-6, 7-11)

No. 21 AMHERST 3, No. 23 COLBY 6
1. Browne (A) def. McBrian (C), 3-0 (11-7, 12-10, 11-5)
2. DeSantis (A) def. Smith (C), 3-0 (12-10, 11-8, 11-5)
3. Kwass (C) def. Groot (A), 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5)
4. McCarthy (C) def. Ehsani (A), 3-0 (11-8, 14-12, 11-8)
5. Koda (C) def. Kardon (A), 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-7)
6. Doherty (C) def. Van (A), 3-1 (11-13, 11-3, 12-10, 11-3) 
7. Southmayd (A) def. Eder (C), 3-2 (9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8)
8. Cacouris (A) def. Swapp (C), 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-7)
9. York (C) def. Ellis (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-9)
10. Epstein (C) def. Line (A), 3-0 (11-1, 11-9, 11-3)