AMHERST, Mass. – Extending their win streak to three matches, the No. 22 Amherst College men's squash team remained perfect as co-hosts of the annual Pioneer Valley Invitational, powering past both No. 34 Hobart College and No. 29 Hamilton College Saturday at the Davenport Squash Courts.
Improving their season ledger to 5-4 overall with the wins, the Mammoths are back in action tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 25 when they take on No. 30 Haverford at 10:00AM to close out the four-match weekend.
AMHERST 9, HOBART 0
Giving up only three set wins of the 27 played versus Hobart, Amherst posted 3-0 sweeps on courts three through nine en route to picking up the victory.
At the top of the ladder, Robinson Armour '22 won three straight sets to close out Quinn Udy, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-3, after dropping the first, while Adam Lichtmacher '23 earned the win via retirement in the No. 2 spot against Mohamed Abdelhafez.
Holding Giacomo Dalle Molle to under six points in all three sets, Charles Sutherby '22 picked up the W on the third court, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6, while Terrence Wang '21 took the point from James Mazzarelli in the fourth position in a hard-fought three sets (11-9, 11-9, 11-9).
First-year Nate Mossé kept things rolling in the fifth spot, downing Cameron Temoyan 11-2, 11-8, 11-7.
In three close battles on the sixth court, Pavan Nagaraj '21 edged Eric Molina 12-10, 11-3, 11-9. A dominant effort by Reginald Brewster '21 resulted in a 3-0 (11-1, 11-1, 11-7) sweep of Quran Davis at No. 7, while Andrew Leung '22 (11-7, 11-2, 11-2) and Mitchell Ford '20 (11-4, 11-5, 11-6) added wins at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.
AMHERST 9, HAMILTON 0
Finishing off the double-header with another 9-0 sweep, Amherst once again dropped only three sets to claim the win against Hamilton.
Competing in a five-set thriller at No. 1, Armour powered past Tate Suratt in the deciding set to come out on top, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-2.
Battling in all three sets on the second court, Lichtmacher staved off Callum Sondhi (13-11, 11-9, 11-9), while Sutherby also secured a closely contented three set win in the third positron, 12-10, 11-3, 11-8.
At No. 4, Robert Parker '21 got better each set against Tristan Chaix in the win (11-8, 11-6, 11-2). Splitting the first two sets, Mossé rallied to best Aaron Hadar, 11-7, 12-14, 11-9, 11-6, in the fifth position, while Nagaraj kept Nicholas Conzelman from forcing a fourth set with a clutch 12-10 win in the third to earn the 3-0 sweep (11-3, 11-9, 12-10).
Not giving up more than six points in each set, Brewster downed Tripp Peters at No. 7 (11-5, 11-5, 11-6), before Leung added a point to the board on court eight with a 13-11, 11-4, 11-9 victory over Will Jordan.
Ford wrapped up the sweep in the No. 9 spot, 11-6, 11-1, 11-2, versus Oliver Constable.
In exhibition play at No. 10, junior Arnav Parikh battled Jarrod Gerstein to a three set, 11-5, 11-9, 11-5, victory.