Amherst Men’s Squash Topples Tufts, 6-3

Amherst Men’s Squash Topples Tufts, 6-3

AMHERST, Mass. – Picking up their fifth-consecutive win, No. 20 Amherst men's squash toppled No. 24 Tufts University, 6-3, on Friday night at Davenport Squash Courts.

Improving to 7-4 on the season, Amherst will look ahead to the annual Little Three Championships when they open the day hosting Wesleyan (Conn.) at 10:00 a.m. before setting their sights on Williams College, who's won the Little Three's for 20 consecutive seasons, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mammoths' senior night.

After suffering an opening set loss, Robinson Armour '23 downed Kunal Valia at the top spot, 3-1, through commanding decisions in the final three sets.

At #2, Charles Sutherby '22  dropped his opening sets against Raghav Kumar, answering with three-straight wins (11-5, 11-6, 11-7) to claim the second spot.

After Adam Lichtmacher '23 dropped in straight sets to Sanjeev Jeyabalan, Robert Parker '21 and Nathaniel Mosse '23 blanked K. Marco Rodriguez and Dillon O'Shea, respectively, to pick up a pair of pivotal wins in the middle of the pack.

Terrence Wang '21 only dropped one set against Konrad LaDow at #5 before Pavan Nagaraj '21 finished off the scoring for Amherst with a straight set win over Salik Awan (11-7, 11-6, 11-4).

Mitchell Ford '20 won in an exhibition match against Connor Wind (11-8, 11-7, 13-11), while Andrew Leung '22 (6-11, 11-8, 1-11, 5-11), and Reginald Brewster '21 (6-11, 17-19, 5-11) dropped to William Dewire (#9) and Vivaan Jaikishan (#7), respectively.