Auloke Mathur '07
Junior tri-captain Auloke Mathur picked up a win for the No. 11 Jeffs against Hobart.

Amherst Men's Squash Splits Hobart and Western Ontario

January 28, 2006

AMHERST, MA - The 11th-ranked Amherst College men's squash team blanked No. 27 Hobart College, 9-0, on Saturday morning, but fell to fifth-ranked University of Western Ontario, in the afternoon's match. With the split, the Jeffs move to 5-6.

Amherst had no trouble with the Statesmen in the morning's matches, winning eight 3-0 decisions and dropping only one game. Senior tri-captain Nick Haslett (Bryn Mawr, PA) posted the morning's most decisive victory, a 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 defeat of Hobart sophomore Graham Gardiner (Locust Valley, NY). Rookie Jerome Giovinazzo (Staten Island, NY) gave up only a single point, as he downed Statesman senior Mark Jacobus (South Burlington, VT), 9-0, 9-1, 9-0.

The Jeffs couldn’t maintain the momentum into the afternoon’s match, as they dropped all nine against the University of Western Ontario. The closest match was a 3-2 loss by No. 1 rookie phenom Drew Blacker (Summit, NJ) to Mustang first-year Iain Crozier (Winnipeg, Manitoba). After dropping the first game, Blacker took a 2-1 lead after three, but fell 9-6 in each of the last two intensity-packed games.

The Jeffs return to action on Saturday, February 4, at the Little Three Championship hosted by Wesleyan University.

Saturday, January 28, 2006 - Amherst College - Amherst, MA

Amherst vs. Hobart College
1) Drew Blacker (A) def. Prateek Patni (9-0, 9-2, 10-9)
2) Mark Rapisarda (A) def. Cale Forgues (2-9, 9-0, 9-5, 9-2)
3) Auloke Mathur (A) def. John Keating (9-1, 9-1, 9-0)
4) Gautam Kalani (A) def. Peter Hansen (9-4, 9-2, 9-0)
5) Stu Landesberg (A) def. Ken O'Connor (9-0, 9-1, 9-1)
6) Nick Haslett (A) def. Graham Gardiner (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
7) Tyler Mixter (A) def. Andrew Childs (9-2, 9-0, 9-2)
8) Jerome Giovinazzo (A) def. Matt Jacobus (9-0, 9-1, 9-0)
9) Andrew Slutsky (A) def. Nick Raho (9-0, 9-2, 9-0)

Amherst vs. U. of Western Ontario
1) Iain Crozier (WO) def. Drew Blacker (9-0, 7-9, 0-9, 9-6, 9-6)
2) Greg Hutner (WO) def. Mark Rapisarda (3-9, 9-6, 9-7, 9-2)
3) Andrew Janzic (WO) def. Auloke Mathur (9-5, 7-9, 9-6, 9-4)
4) Michael Auer (WO) def. Peter Hatfield (9-5, 9-3, 9-7)
5) Alex Carter (WO) def. Gautam Kalani (9-5, 3-9, 9-6, 9-1)
6) Chris Hanebury (WO) def. Stu Landesberg (9-6, 9-3, 9-3)
7) Tyler Parrington (WO) def. Nick Haslett (9-7, 8-10, 9-3, 9-2)
8) Ryan Osbourne (WO) def. Tyler Mixter (9-7, 9-4, 9-5)
9) Mark Ridgeway (WO) def. Jerome Giovinazzo (9-4, 9-8, 9-5)