Diplomats Conclude Play at CSA's

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - No. 16 Amherst upended No. 14 Franklin & Marshall 6-3 in the season finale for both squads on Sunday at the CSA Team Championships Kurtz Cup (B Division). The Diplomats wrap up the year at 10-12, while the Jeffs finish the season at 14-9.

Roxanna Mead (No. 2), Chelsea Ross (No. 3), and Jazmin Matos (No. 4) each picked up straight-game wins near the top of the lineup for the Diplomats in the narrow defeat. Mead topped Anne Piper 13-11, 11-5, 11-4, Ross downed Arielle Lehman 11-7, 12-10, 11-8, and Matos took down Meyha Sud 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 for her team-high 10th win of the season.

The match could have gone either way as the Diplomats fell just short in a pair of five-game matchups, while also dropping three showdowns in four games. Cris Margaret Frias (No. 6) and Dana Rapisarda (No. 8) were both edged in five. Frias fell 7-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8 to Evelyn Kramer, while Rapisarda nearly overcame a two-game deficit but was outlasted by Khushy Aggarwai 11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 7-11, 14-12.

No. 1 Emily Caldwell (11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5) No. 7 Elizabeth Gatling (6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-2) and No. 9 Krista Lancione (2-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6) each dropped their respective matches in four games.

Some Diplomats may compete at the CSA Individual Championships hosted by Trinity (Conn.) March 1-3. Competitors will be announced at a later time. Check back to GoDiplomats.com for updates.

#16 Amherst 6, #14 Franklin & Marshall 3

1. Chandler Lusardi (AMH) def. Emily Caldwell (F&M) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5
2. Roxanna Mead (F&M) def. Anne Piper (AMH) 13-11, 11-5, 11-4
3. Chelsea Ross (F&M) def. Arielle Lehman (AMH) 11-7, 12-10, 11-8
4. Jazmin Matos (F&M) def. Meyha Sud (AMH) 11-7, 11-5, 11-9
5. Ericka Robertson (AMH) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) 11-8, 12-10, 11-8
6. Evelyn Kramer (AMH) def. Cris Margaret Frias (F&M) 7-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8
7. Corri Johnson (AMH) def. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-2
8. Khushy Aggarwai (AMH) def. Dana Rapisarda (F&M) 11-2, 11-2, 8-11, 7-11, 14-12
9. Taryn Clary (AMH) def. Krista Lancione (F&M) 2-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6
Exh. Mary K McNeill (AMH) def. Stephanie Tzarnas (F&M) 11-3, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5