January 18, 2013

Diplomats Drop Columbia

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - No. 7 Franklin & Marshall turned back No. 9 Columbia 7-2 on Friday in its opening match of the Yale Round Robin. The Diplomats improve to 6-3, while the Lions fall to 3-3 with the defeat.

Five of F&M's seven wins came in straight games as the lower half of the Diplomat lineup came away victorious in convincing fashion. F&M swept each spot at positions five through nine, with Alex Arjoon (No. 5), Antonio De La Torre (No. 6), Jack Cutler (No. 7), Dylan Cunningham (No. 8), and Brian Henry (No. 9) each coming away with three-game wins.

Arjoon topped Daniel Saleem 11-6, 11-5, 11-8, De La Torre downed Kyul Rhee 11-6, 11-5, 11-9, Cutler defeated Andrew Tan 11-7, 11-8, 11-5, Cunningham earned an 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 triumph over Alec Goldberg, and Henry took down Alex Nalle 13-11, 11-6, 11-9.

No. 2 Mauricio Sedano and No. 3 Ryan Mullaney also recorded wins for the Diplomats, both dropping the third frame en route to four-game victories. Sedano edged Mohammed AbdelMaksoud 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, while Mullaney secured an 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-2 victory over Tony Zou.

The Diplomats continue play at the Yale Round Robin tomorrow against Bates at 2:00 p.m. and Middlebury at 7:00 p.m.

#7 Franklin & Marshall 7, #9 Columbia 2

1. Ramit Tandon (COL) def. Guilherme de Melo (F&M) 13-11, 11-7, 11-5
2. Mauricio Sedano (F&M) def. M. AbdelMaksoud (COL) 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9
3. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) def. Tony Zou (COL) 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-2
4. Graham Miao (COL) def. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) 11-4, 2-11, 11-8, 11-8
5. Alex Arjoon (F&M) def. Daniel Saleem (COL) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8
6. Antonio De La Torre (F&M) def. Kyul Rhee (COL) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
7. Jack Cutler (F&M) def. Andrew Tan (COL) 11-7, 11-8, 11-5
8. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Alec Goldberg (COL) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
9. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Alex Nalle (COL) 13-11, 11-6, 11-9


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