Amherst’s NESCAC Run Ends in Women’s Squash Semifinals

Amherst’s NESCAC Run Ends in Women’s Squash Semifinals

CLINTON, N.Y. – Amherst College won their opening match against Tufts University at the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's squash tournament, but bowed out in the semifinals round to top-seeded Trinity College.

The Mammoths (10-5) are currently ranked #16 in the country, and they defeated the Jumbos 7-2 in the opening match before falling 7-2 to No. 3 ranked Trinity.

Amherst 7, Tufts 2

The Mammoths defeated Tufts for the second time this season by an identical 7-2 score. Kimberly Krayacich '18 won in a five-set thriller at number one singles, while Tufts took points at the first and third spots.

Amherst ran the table through the rest of the lineup, taking wins in straight sets at #4 and #5 thanks to Caroline Conway '20 and Riddhi Sampat '21 .

Maddie Chen '21 won at number six in four sets (11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-0), and Katy Correia '20 won three straight sets by an 11-5 scoreline at the seven spot.

Pierson Klein '20 earned a three-set win at #8, and Margaret Werner '21 overcame an 18-16 loss in her first game at No. 9 before coming back to take the match 11-3, 11-8, 11-5.  

Trinity 7, Amherst 2

Amherst took a pair of victories over the national powerhouse and top-seeded Bantams.

Werner beat Maggie Lineberger 11-7, 11-8, 11-2 at the eighth position, and Priya Sinha '19 was a straight set winner (11-1, 11-3, 11-5) victory at ninth singles.

The Bantams took the top seven spots without dropping a set, with the closest match coming at number three, where Conway fell to Min Jie Teh 11-8, 11-4, 11-7.