Stu Landesberg '07
Junior Stu Landesberg posted a 9-0, 9-4, 9-1 victory for Amherst.

Amherst Men's And Women's Squash Improve to 2-1 With Wins At Tufts

December 7, 2005

BELMONT, MA – The 11th-ranked Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams each improved to 2-1 on the season Wednesday night as they edged Tufts University 5-4 and 6-3, respectively. The 17th-ranked Jumbo men fall to 5-3, while the No. 16 Tufts women drop to 2-5.

Sophomore Mark Rapisarda (Brooklyn, NY) and junior Stu Landesberg (Katonah, NY) both bested their opponents in straights sets to lead the Jeffs. Rookie Gautam Kalani (Mumbai, India) and sophomore Andrew Slutsky (Providence, RI) also added wins for Amherst, while first-year Jerome Giovinazzo (Staten Island, NY) fought the toughest match of the evening, holding out for individual victory, and the team win, in five sets (9-10, 9-4, 7-9, 9-1, 9-6).

For the women, senior co-captains Lauren Coape-Arnold (Scarsdale, NY) and Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD), juniors Emily O’Brien (New Canaan, CT) and Sarah Harper (Rochester, MN) and sophomore Libby Martin (St. Louis, MO) all boasted 3-0 wins for Amherst. At the number one spot, junior Caroline Shannon (Hanover, NH) battled back after dropping the first two games, 9-6, to defeat Tufts’ Rebecca Rice (St. Louis, MO), 3-2.

The Amherst women’s squad returns to action on Monday, hosting Smith College at 7 p.m. and the men’s team returns from their winter hiatus on January 10 at Bates College.

Tuesday, December 7, 2005 – Belmont Hill School – Belmont, MA

Men's Results
1) Jake Gross (T) def. Drew Blacker (9-5, 4-9, 9-5, 6-9, 9-2)
2) Mark Rapisarda (A) def. Chris Delaney (9-6, 9-1, 10-9)
3) Spencer Maxwell (T) def. Nick Haslett (4-9, 9-6, 7-9, 9-7, 9-0)
4) Gautam Kalani (A) def. Kris Leetavorn (9-1, 9-2, 7-9, 9-4)
5) Stu Landesberg (A) def. Nelson Schubart (9-0, 9-4, 9-1)
6) Andrew Slutsky (A) def. Tom Keidel (9-3, 8-10, 9-3, 9-4)
7) Jerome Giovinazzo (A) def. Dan Karlin (9-10, 9-4, 7-9, 9-1, 9-6)
8) Chris Devereux (T) def. Ben Bishop (9-6, 10-8, 6-9, 9-4)
9) David Linz (T) def. Edward Schleyer (9-3, 9-0, 9-0)

Women's Results
1) Caroline Shannon (A) def. Rebecca Rice (6-9, 6-9, 10-8, 9-4, 9-5)
2) Emily O'Brien (A) def. Victoria Barba (9-0, 9-6, 9-1)
3) Libby Martin (A) def. Liz Thys (9-2, 9-3, 9-2)
4) Lauren Coape-Arnold (A) def. Micela Leis (9-3, 9-4, 9-5)
5) Sarah Harper (A) def. Jessica Herrmann (9-3, 9-3, 9-4)
6) Joelle Polivy (T) def. Di Kirkwood (9-7, 0-9, 10-9, 4-9, 10-8)
7) Scotty Hanley (A) def. Lani Ackerman (9-3, 9-3, 9-5)
8) Nicole Braun (T) def. Margo Nathan (9-2, 9-6, 9-5)
9) Molly Frizzell (T) def. Moriah Donelan (9-1, 9-5, 9-2)