Jeffs Hit Tough Stretch, Fall to Colby, Brown & Yale|
January 24, 2001
AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women's squash team hosted three of the toughest squads in the nation in Colby College, Brown University and Yale University on Tuesday and Wednesday in what was arguably the most difficult section of the Jeffs' schedule to date, and came away with a trio of losses to fall to 8-6 on the season.
|Susanna Burke '03 blanked|
Katie Dreznik 3-0 to give
the Jeffs an early
advantage against Colby
Colby and Brown, ranked 10th and third in the latest Women's Intercollegiate Squash Association poll, visited the Davenport Courts on Tuesday and promptly put an end to the 12th ranked Jeffs' recent three-match winning streak with a pair of lopsided victories.
In the opener against Colby, Amherst no. 1 K.C. Giese (Ardmore, PA) and no. 2 Roopali Agarwal (Boxford, MA) posted impressive wins over Whitney Dayton and Fraser Ross, while no. 4 Susanna Burke (St. Louis, MO) blanked Katie Dreznik 9-3, 9-3, 9-6 to give the Jeffs the early advantage. Unfortunately, the White Mules swept the rest of the afternoon's matches on the way to a 6-3 victory.
Meanwhile, Brown rolled to a 9-0 win in the nightcap on the strength of five 3-0 victories as only Giese, Burke, no. 5 Katie Alburger (Gladwyne, PA) and no. 9 Mary Francis Ford (Altamont, NY) were able to extend the Bears to four games.
Wednesday brought similar results as the seventh ranked Yale Bulldogs blanked the Jeffs 9-0, taking eight of the nine matches 3-0. Ford forced a fourth game against Yale no. 9 Miriam Fishman before falling 9-5, 6-9, 9-5, 9-4.
Amherst returns to action on Friday for the weekend-long Betty Constable Tournament at Princeton University.