AMHERST, Mass. – The No. 16 Amherst College women's squash team went unblemished on their home courts this weekend, with the Mammoths shutting out No. 29 Haverford, 9-0, Sunday morning to clinch a 3-0 record at the annual Pioneer Valley Invitational.
Standing their ground across all nine courts, the Mammoths did not relinquish a single set to the Fords, with every player across the ladder powering to 3-0 wins.
At No. 1, Daksha Pathak earned a 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 triumph over Isabelle Johnson, while Lauren Weil came out on top, 11-6, 11-2, 11-6, against Kaitlin Reese in the second position. Lilly Soroko rounded out the top-three spots with a 11-3, 11-1, 11-3 victory over Shreya Singh.
On the fourth court, Caroline Conway made short work of Tia Brown, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5. In the fifth position, Pierson Klein didn't give up a point in the third set to claim the 11-2, 11-5, 11-0 win against Maisie Smith.
The sixth court saw Riddhi Sampat hold Urgyen Wangmo to seven points in a 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 victory, while Margaret Werner knocked off Caroline Smith at No. 7 (11-4, 11-4, 11-4).
Katy Sabina Correia and Jenna Finkelstein capped off the clean sweep in the eighth and ninth positions, respectively, with Correia giving up the least amount of points of the scoring Mammoths to down Hannah Adler (11-3, 11-1, 11-1) and Finkelstein taking care of Lyvia Yan (11-4, 11-4, 11-4).
In exhibition play on the tenth court, Emma Spencer trounced Emilia Zegers, 11-1, 11-0, 11-2.
Now standing at 7-3 on the season, the Mammoths return to action on Friday, Jan. 31 when they host No. 19 Tufts University beginning at 5:00PM.