Senior co-captain Scotty Hanley seized a 3-1 win on Friday night.

Amherst Squash Stumbles Against Cornell

January 27, 2006

AMHERST, MA - The 11th-ranked Amherst College men's squash team dropped a 7-2 decision to No. 7 Cornell University on Friday night, while the No. 13 Jeff women were upended by the ninth-ranked Big Red, 8-1. Amherst's men's squad falls to 4-5 and the women drop to 3-8 with their seventh straight loss.

Senior co-captain Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD) grabbed the only victory of the night for the Amherst women, a 9-7, 3-9, 9-5, 9-5 defeat of Cornell senior Meghan McCarthy (Weston, MA) at No. 8. Junior Sarah Harper (Rochester, MN) managed a game from Big Red opponent Jamie Singer (Brooklyn, NY), but fell 3-1.

On the men's side, rookies Gautam Kalani (Mumbai, India) and Jerome Gionvinazzo (Staten Island, NY) picked up 3-1 wins at the No. 5 and 8 spots. Junior Stu Landesberg (Kathonah, NY) built a 2-0 lead over Cornell senior Ben Bernstein (New York, NY) before falling in five games. Junior co-captain Auloke Mathur (Mumbai, India) also took his opponent, senior Matt Greenberg (Meadowbrook, PA), to five games, but couldn't pull out the win.

Both Amherst squads return to action tomorrow (Saturday), when the women meet Colby College at 12:30 p.m. and the men face off against Hobart College at 10 a.m. and the University of Western Ontario at 2 p.m.

Friday, January 27, 2006 - Amherst College - Amherst, MA

Men's Results
1) Matthew Serediak (C) def. Drew Blacker (7-9, 9-7, 10-8, 9-3)
2) William Cheng (C) def. Mark Rapisarda (5-9, 9-4, 9-4, 9-3)
3) Matt Greenberg (C) def. Auloke Mathur (8-10, 9-5, 2-9, 9-3, 9-0)
4) Rohit Gupta (C) def. Peter Hatfield (9-3, 9-5, 9-3)
5) Gautam Kalani (A) def. Nick Raho (9-6, 9-6, 4-9, 9-4)
6) Ben Bernstein (C) def. Stu Landesberg (0-9, 10-9, 9-0, 7-9, 9-3)
7) Dillon Aldrich (C) def. Tyler Mixter (9-10, 9-8, 9-3, 9-4)
8) Jerome Giovinazzo (A) def. James Mosier (9-6, 9-0, 5-9, 9-6)
9) Ben Stokes (C) def. Craig McCready (9-5, 10-8, 9-0)

Women's Results
1) Maxi Prinsen (C) def. Caroline Shannon (9-3, 9-3, 9-6)
2) Alex Cornett (C) def. Emily O'Brien (9-6, 9-2, 9-5)
3) Cory Warfield (C) def. Libby Martin (9-1, 10-8, 9-3)
4) Mairin Barnes (C) def. Lauren Coape-Arnold (9-1, 9-0, 9-2)
5) Allison Laycob (C) def. Abby Mantica (9-2, 9-3, 10-8)
6) Jamie Singer (C) def. Sarah Harper (9-0, 3-9, 9-3, 9-3)
7) Alix Watson (C) def. Di Kirkwood (9-0, 9-0, 9-2)
8) Scotty Hanley (A) def. Meghan McCarthy (9-7, 3-9, 9-5, 9-5)
9) Stephanie Tsay (C) def. Margo Nathan (9-5, 9-1, 9-0)