CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 16 Amherst women's squash team traveled to Harvard University on Thursday afternoon where they defeated Tufts, 6-3, for their second win, improving to 2-2 on the season.
Tufts opened the day with two quick wins in the first and second spot against Caroline Conway '20 (11-6, 11-5, 11-4) and Rachael Ang '19 (11-0, 11-4, 11-6). Lilly Soroko '22 battled against Zarena Jafry at number three, pulling away with the victory after four sets (9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2). The Jumbos were able to secure one lasting victory as Megan Chen defeated Riddhi Sampat '21 by a score of 11-9, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9.
From there on out the Purple & White didn't look back, posting victories in the remaining 5-9 spots. Keeley Osborn '22 snagged the sweep against Rachel Windreich (11-3, 11-7, 11-7) while Ashira Mawji '21 followed it up at number eight with an 11-3, 11-1, 11-6 win over Chloe Kantor.
Margaret Werner '21 and Pierson Klein '20 both battled in five sets against their competition. Werner dropped the first two against Catherine Shanahan (8-11, 4-11), but came back to seize the last three sets for the Amherst victory (8-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-4, 12-10) while Klein lost the first and third sets, but went on to win 6-11, 11-4, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5. In the number nine spot, Priya Sinha '19 finalized the Mammoth win with an 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 sweep over Tufts Sahana Karthik.
Amherst returns to action tomorrow (January 11th) when conference foe, Middlebury College, joins the Mammoths at Davenport Squash Courts at 3:00 PM. The Jumbos move to 3-4 on the year and will take on Connecticut College on January 13th in their next competition, beginning at 5:00 PM at Harvard University.