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Jeffs Sweep Rochester and Franklin & Marshall

January 26, 2002


David Bauer '03
Junior David Bauer posted a particularly impressive win against Rochester
LANCASTER, PA - The Amherst College men's squash team - ranked 15th in the nation according to the latest NISRA poll - improved to 6-5 with a pair of wins over 26th ranked University of Rochester and 14th ranked Franklin & Marshall College on Friday and Saturday.

The Jeffs whitewashed Rochester, 9-0, in the opener, sweeping every match, 3-0. Amherst junior David Bauer (Darien, CT) posted a particularly impressive individual win, rolling Rochester sophomore Dave Easwaran (Princeton, NJ), 9-0, 9-0, 9-0.

Franklin & Marshall, which hosted the tri-match, presented more of a challenge, especially at the top of the draw, handing the Jeffs' No. 1 and 2 seeds a pair of early losses. Amherst rebounded by winning six of the remaining seven matches, with three of their six victories coming by way of shutout. First-year Gifford Sommerkamp (Bethesda, MD) and juniors John Holodnak (Wellesley, MA) and Bauer each posted 3-0 wins for Amherst, while senior John Brody (Baltimore, MD) and sophomore Asad Haque (Richmond Hill, Ontario) posted a pair of hard-fought 3-2 victories. First-year Brian Lawrence (Concord, MA) added a 3-1 win over Franklin & Marshall sophomore Jake van Roden (Villanova, PA).

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 2 p.m. for an exhibition match against visiting Dublin City University.

Friday, January 25, 2002 @ Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
Amherst College 9 - University of Rochester 0


1) Michael Strong (Amh) def. Allen Fitzsimmons (9-8, 9-6, 9-2)
2) Carlo Valdesolo (Amh) def. Gen Izumida (9-4, 9-0, 9-1)
3) Gifford Sommerkamp (Amh) def. Jay Ledbetter (9-1, 9-0, 9-5)
4) John Holodnak (Amh) def. Mike Strumpf (9-0, 9-0, 9-2)
5) David Bauer (Amh) def. Dave Easwaran (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
6) John Brody (Amh) def. Dave Appelman (9-1, 9-1, 9-0)
7) Asad Haque (Amh) def. Dave Sokoloff (9-0, 9-2, 9-4)
8) Brian Lawrence (Amh) def. Peter Avitable (9-2, 9-1, 9-0)
9) Andrew Merle (Amh) def. John Black (9-5, 9-7, 9-6)

EXHIBITION............................................................
10) Chris Kane (Amh) def. Drew Chapman (9-4, 9-5, 9-6)

Saturday, January 26, 2002 @ Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
Amherst College 6 - Franklin & Marshall College 3


1) Arjun Krishnan (F&M) def. Michael Strong (9-7, 9-6, 9-6)
2) Mihir Kapoor (F&M) def. Carlo Valdesolo (9-0, 9-5, 9-3)
3) Gifford Sommerkamp (Amh) def. William Dore (9-8, 9-3, 9-1)
4) John Holodnak (Amh) def. Eric Bardawil (9-3, 9-7, 9-7)
5) David Bauer (Amh) def. Dave Galbraith (9-3, 9-5, 9-0)
6) John Brody (Amh) def. Hassan Ahmed (9-3, 5-9, 9-6, 9-3)
7) Asad Haque (Amh) def. Hamish Dickson (4-9, 10-8, 9-2, 9-4)
8) Brian Lawrence (Amh) def. Jake van Roden (9-5, 2-9, 7-9, 9-3, 9-1)
9) Greg Romero (F&M) def. Andrew Merle (9-1, 9-4, 10-8)