Squash Competes at NISRA Individual Championships

Both men's and women's squash pitted their best competitors players against the top 64 in the nation this past weekend. Senior co-captain Harriet Ells (Brooklyn, NY)entered the draw with a No. 4 seeding and compiled a 4-0 record before falling to the eventual winner, Katherine Johnson of Princeton whom Ells had defeated during the regular season 3-0.

After finishing 3rd at Team Nationals last weekend, men's squash took its top six to Individuals. David McNeely '00 (Newtown Square, PA) entered the competition with a No. 4 seeding while Kevin Orphan '99 (Atlanta, GA) led Amherst in the lower half of the draw with a No. 12 rank. Amir Give'on of Princeton, whom Orphan had battled to a 15-14 win in the fifth game at the Potter Trophy, felled firstEvan Khan '98 (Seattle, WA) in the second round (15-12, 15-10, 17-15) before taking out McNeely in the quarterfinals.

Orphan fought to five- and four-game wins before dropping his two matches. Co-Captain Collin Bell '97 (Villanova, PA)Jand Hayden Felice '98 (Radnor, PA)compiled a 1-1 record before entering the feed-in consolation rounds, whileStephen Seelbach '99 (Short Hills, NJ) progressed to the semifinals of the consolations before falling to the eventual winner.

 


Final Individual Records 
season (at Indivs)
Harriet Ells '97                25-5 (4-1)
David McNeely '00               16-5 (3-1)
Kevin Orphan '99                15-7 (2-2)      
Collin Bell '97                 13-8 (1-2)
Hayden Felice '98               11-8 (1-2)
Evan Khan '98                   17-5 (2-2)
Stephen Seelbach '99            16-7 (3-2)