CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the consolation match of the Kurtz Cup, Amherst College suffered a 9-0 defeat to George Washington University on Saturday afternoon at Harvard University.
The Colonials improve to 10-9 on the season, though the Mammoths pressured them into three four-set matches and one five-setter.
The closest match of the day was at the number three position, where Rachael Ang '19 pushed Abigail Shonrock before falling 9-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-3, 11-4.
Madison Chen '21 also won the first set, 11-3 against Emma Tryon at number five, but Tryon came back to take the match 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.
At number seven Margaret Werner '21 staved off elimination by taking the third set before settling for a four-set defeat (11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9).
Sophomore Pierson Klein's match followed a similar pattern, as she fell to Ginger Sands 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4.
Zoe Foo Yuk Han and Engy Elmandouh got the Colonials off to strong starts, defeating Kim Krayacich '18 and Haley McAtee '18 at the one and two spots, respectively.
Amherst (11-8) plays in the consolation playoff match tomorrow against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foes Middlebury College. That match is set to start at 1:00 pm.