AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men's squash team opened up the 2019-20 season in style on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Connecticut College 9-0 in the season opener at Davenport Squash Courts.
The Mammoths dropped just two sets to the Camels as seven different players in the top-nine recorded three-set sweeps, including #1 court first year Adam Lichtmacher and second court Robinson Armour '22.
Pavan Nagaraj '21 played in the most tightly contested match of the day, needing five sets to beat Camels #5 Billy Fleurima. Nagaraj took the opening two sets 11-9 and 15-13, but Fleurima fought back with 13-11 and 11-9 wins before Nagaraj sealed the match with an 11-8 win in the fifth game.
The bottom four players in the Mammoth lineup all won in straight sets, as Andrew Leung '22, Reggie Brewster '21, Chris Zimmerman '20, and Nathaniel Mossé '23 all handled their opponents with ease.
Amherst has a long break before hitting the courts again, as the Mammoths will not return to action until January 7th at Yale, a match set for 10:00 AM in New Haven.