No. 17 Amherst Tops No. 22 Mount Holyoke

No. 17 Amherst Tops No. 22 Mount Holyoke

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – The Amherst women's squash team capped of their 2018-19 regular season campaign sweeping six out of their seven matches won as they defeated Mount Holyoke College 7-2 on Wednesday evening at the Kendall Squash Courts.

The Mammoths solidified their regular season campaign with a record of 7-6 and have claimed the number four seed in the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship. The tournament will commence this Friday (January 8th) and run through Sunday to determine the conference champion.

Priya Sinha '19 caps off her final regular season campaign sweeping her opponent in three matches, ending with a 9-3 overall record while first-year Lilly Soroko '22 follows close behind with eight wins and four losses.

The Purple & White swept the first three sets in six of the matches won on the evening, claiming the 4-9 spots with ease. Keeley Osborn '22 claimed an 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 victory over Maeve Watts-Roy at number four while Pierson Klein '20 took the first two sets (11-9, 11-9) over Jennifer Mbah before holding her to under two points in the third.

At number seven, Katherine Correia '20 made her debut with force, limiting Kuzivakwashe Madungwe to under two points in the first set to snatch another win for Amherst (11-2, 11-2, 11-7). In the final two spots, Ashira Mawji '22 and Jenna Finkelstein '22 swept their opponents Tanishka Sachidanand and Emma Robson to solidify the win for the Mammoths.

The lone two victories on the day for the Lyons came at the top of the latter and the number three spot. Mihiliya Kalahe Arachchige earned the victory from one as she posted an 11-2, 11-8, 11-5 win over junior Caroline Conway '20. Senior Ragini Ghose garnered the second point for Mount Holyoke, gutting out a 3-2 (11-5, 9-11, 5-11, 12-10, 14-12) win against sophomore Riddhi Sampat '21, even after finding herself down by a 2-1 margin.

Rachael Ang '19 topped off the day for the Mammoths at number two, battling in a grueling five set match. Ang fell behind, losing the first two sets by an 8-11 and 9-11 margin. However, the Mammoth was relentless in the final three to nab 11-7, 12-10, and 11-5 victories.