January 20, 2013

F&M Handles Williams

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - No. 7 Franklin & Marshall defeated No. 11 Williams 8-1 to conclude a busy weekend of men's squash action at the Yale Round Robin. The Diplomats have now won five straight and improve to 9-3 with the victory, while the Ephs fall to 8-8.

The Diplomats won multiple highly-contested matchups, including both of the matches that went to five games. At the No. 2 spot, Mauricio Sedano dropped Nicholas Marks 12-10, 11-4, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9, while Pedro Veigas de Almeida edged Alex Greaves-Tunnell at No. 4 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9.

At No. 8, Brian Henry made quick work of Rohan Paranjoe with scores of 11-4, 11-7, 11-9, while No. 7 Dylan Cunningham also rolled to a straight-game win over Ryan Eagan 11-8, 13-11, 11-4.

No. 1 Guilherme de Melo topped Kevin Chen in four games, 11-3, 13-11, 11-13, 11-9, while No. 5 Alex Arjoon recovered from a game one loss to win in four over Julian Drobetsky, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9. No. 6 Antonio De La Torre and No. 9 Pat Cunningham also earned victories in four games, with De La Torre dropping Michael Patrick 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 11-2, and Cunningham turning back Galen Squires 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6.

The Diplomats return to action Saturday at Hamilton.

#7 Franklin & Marshall 8, #11 Williams 

1. Guilherme de Melo (F&M) def. Kevin Chen (WIL) 11-3, 13-11, 11-13, 11-9
2. Mauricio Sedano (F&M) def. Nicholas Marks (WIL) 12-10, 11-4, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9
3. Taylor Foehl (WIL) def. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) 11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7
4. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Alex Greaves-Tunnell (WIL) 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9
5. Alex Arjoon (F&M) def. Julian Drobetsky (WIL) 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9
6. Antonio De La Torre (F&M) def. Michael Petrick (WIL) 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 11-2
7. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Ryan Eagan (WIL) 11-8, 13-11, 11-4
8. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Rohan Paranjoe (WIL) 11-4, 11-7, 11-9
9. Pat Cunningham (F&M) def. Galen Squires (WIL) 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6
Exh. Freddy Hernandez (F&M) def. Kai Graham (WIL) 11-8, 11-3, 11-4