LEWISTON, Maine -- No. 13 nationally ranked Bates defeated No. 19 Amherst 6-3 on Tuesday night at the Bates Squash Center in a matchup of NESCAC women's squash teams.
Bates (4-5, 3-2 NESCAC) received a 3-0 win from senior Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) over Amherst's Chandler Lusardi at the No. 1 position to pace the team victory.
The Lord Jeffs (5-2, 2-1 NESCAC) saw their four-match win streak come to a close.
Bates also got a 3-0 win from sophomore Lesea Bourke (Greenwich, Conn.) at No. 4 and from first-year Lauren Williams (Buluwayo, Zimbabwe). Sophomore Myriam Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.), senior Ali Bragg (Darien, Conn.) and junior Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) won in four games apiece at positions 2, 7 and 8, respectively.
Amherst's Arielle Lehman defeated Bates sophomore Chloe Mitchell (Chatham, N.J.) at No. 3 to highlight the evening for the Lord Jeffs. Ericka Roberts prevailed in five games over Bates junior Rakey Drammeh (New York, N.Y.) and Taryn Clary defeated Bates sophomore Sugeiry Betances (New York, N.Y.) at No. 9 for Amherst's other two points.
Bates takes on No. 7 Stanford to start off play at the Yale Round Robin on Friday at 5:30pm in New Haven, Conn.
Bates 6, Amherst 3
Jan. 15, 2013 at Bates Squash Center
1. Parris, Cheri-Ann (B) def. Lusardi, Chandler C (A) 11-3, 11-9, 11-6
2. Kelly, Myriam (B) def. Piper, Anne O. (A) 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5
3. Mitchell, Chloe (B) def. by Lehman, Arielle B (A) 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8
4. Bourke, Lesea (B) def. Sud, Meyha (A) 11-8, 11-9, 11-6
5. Drammeh, Rakey (B) def. by Robertson, Ericka (A) 11-6, 2-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-9
6. Williams, Lauren A. (B) def. Kramer, Evelyn E. (A) 12-10, 11-6, 11-5
7. Bragg, Alison H (B) def. Johnson, Corri (A) 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3
8. Matos, Samantha (B) def. Aggarwal, Khushy P. (A) 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4
9. Betances, Sugeiry (B) def. by Clary, Taryn F. (A) 11-0, 11-3, 11-4
Exh. Attenborough, Carolyn D. (B) def. by Rice, Lena D (A) 11-1, 11-3, 11-1