February 4, 2012

Mullaney Posts Lone Win at Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Ryan Mullaney secured the lone victory of the day at the No. 4 position as the eighth-ranked Franklin & Marshall men's squash team dropped an 8-1 decision at fifth-ranked Rochester on Saturday. The Diplomats fall to 8-6 with the loss, while the Yellow Jackets improve to 9-4.

Mullaney defeated Adam Perkiomaki in the only match that went five games on the afternoon. The sophomore took the first game, 11-8, but Perkiomaki nabbed 13-11 and 11-4 triumphs in games three and four, respectively. Mullaney then finished off the only win of the day for F&M with 11-8, 11-4 scores in the final two games.

The Diplomats put forth strong challenges at the No. 6 and No. 8 spots as Sujat Barua (No. 6) and Freddy Hernandez (No. 8) each pushed their opponents to four games. Barua fell to Oscar Lopez Hidalgo (8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4), while Hernandez came up short against Mohammed Abdel Maksoud (11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6).

F&M will wrap up its road weekend on Sunday at Hobart at 12:30 pm.

#5 Rochester 8, #8 Franklin & Marshall 1

1. Andres Duany (ROCH) def. Gabriel de Melo (F&M) 11-5, 11-3, 11-9
2. Benjamin Fischer (ROCH) def. Guilherme de Melo (F&M) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3
3. Joseph Chapman (ROCH) def. Alex Arjoon (F&M) 11-7, 11-6, 11-8
4. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) def. Adam Perkiomaki (ROCH) 11-8, 11-13, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4
5. Matthew Domenick (ROCH) def. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
6. Oscar Lopez Hidalgo (ROCH) def. Sujat Barua (F&M) 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
7. Karm Kumar (ROCH) def. Brian Henry (F&M) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
8. M. Abdel Maksoud (ROCH) def. Freddy Hernandez (F&M) 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6
9. Juan Pablo Gaviria (ROCH) def. David Snyder (F&M) 11-5, 11-9, 11-6
Exh. Adnan Abdulhusein (F&M) def. Juan Herrera (ROCH) 11-7, 11-1, 11-5