Three Jumbos Collect Wins But Women's Squash Not Able to Overcome Amherst Thursday Afternoon

CAMBRIDGE – The No. 19 Tufts women's squash team won in three of the top four positions, but it wasn't enough as the Jumbos fell, 6-3, to No. 16 Amherst at Harvard on Thursday afternoon. 

Freshman Megan Chen picked up one of the three Jumbo wins Thursday 

The setback moves the Jumbos to 3-4 overall this season.  Amherst is now 2-2 with the win. 

Junior Claire Davidson picked up a win in the top spot for the Jumbos.  She took on Amherst's Caroline Conway and needed just three games to pick up the win, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4.  In the second position sophomore Julie Yeung allowed her Amherst opponent, Rachael Ang, to score just ten points across three games as she picked up an 11-0, 11-4, 11-6 win.  

Freshman Megan Chen also picked up a win for the Jumbos.  She took the courts in the fourth position and won a four-game battle with Riddhi Sampat.  Chen won the first two games before Sampat came back and picked up a win in the third game.  But, Chen won in the fourth game to earn the 11-9, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9 win. 

Senior Zarena Jafy won the first game in the  third position, but she wasn't able to pick up the win over Lilly Soroko, falling in four games 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2.  Junior Catherine Shannahan took Margaret Werner to five games in the sixth position.  Shannahan won the first two games, 11-8 and 11-4.  Werner came back and won games three and four, 11-5 and 11-4.  The fifth game was the closest of them all as Werner won 12-10 in the fifth game.  Freshman Diya Sanghi also took her Amherst opponent to five games in the seventh position.  Sanghi won the first and third games over Pierson Klein, but Pierson won the second game (11-4) and the fourth game which went to extra points (13-11).  The Mammoth then won the fifth game, 11-5, to earn the win. 

Sophomore Rachel Windreich took on Keeley Osborn in the fifth position, but wasn't able to pick up a win, falling 11-3, 11-7, 11-7.  In the eighth position sophomore Chloe Kantor fell to Ashira Mawji, 11-3, 11-1, 11-6.  Rounding out the Jumbos lineup was senior Sahana Karthik who took on Priya Sinha but fell, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7. 

The Jumbos are back in action on Sunday when they host Connecticut College for a 5 pm start.  Amherst takes the courts again on Friday when they host Middlebury for a 3 pm match.