January 19, 2013

Diplomats Best Bates, Middlebury

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - No. 7 Franklin & Marshall recorded wins over No. 14 Bates and No. 17 Middlebury on Saturday at the Yale Round Robin. The Diplomats lost only one match throughout the two matchups, claiming an 8-1 win over Bates and blanking Middlebury 9-0.

F&M (8-3) has now won four straight and remain unbeaten in the new year. In the win over Bates, five matches were secured in straight games, with the remaining three points coming in four. At No. 3, Pedro Veiga de Almeida downed Walter Cabot 12-10, 11-7, 11-7, while Alex Arjoon rolled R. J. Keating at No. 4 14-12, 11-4, 11-9.

Jack Cutler cruised to an 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 triumph over Filip Michalsky at No. 6, while Dylan Cunningham (11-8, 11-6, 11-5) and Pat Cunningham (11-4, 14-12, 11-7) topped David Born and Jason Schrubb at No. 7 and No. 9, respectively.

Mauricio Sedano (No. 2), Antonio De La Torre (No. 5) and Brian Henry (No. 8) were also victorious for F&M, with Sedano defeating Kristian Muldoon 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5, De La Torre pulling out an 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 win over Andy Cannon and Henry turning back Caran Arora 12-10, 3-11, 11-9, 11-6.

It was more of the same for the Diplomats in the nightcap against Middlebury as F&M cruised to straight-game wins at six positions in the lineup. No. 1 Guilherme de Melo posted an 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 win over Jay Dolan, No. 2 Mauricio Sedano notched a 14-12, 11-5, 12-10 victory against Parker Hurst, and Veiga de Almeida took down Andrew Jung 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 at No. 4.

Arjoon, Dylan Cunningham and Pat Cunningham also posted straight game triumphs. Arjoon topped Will Moore 13-11, 11-8, 11-6, Dylan bested Reed Palmer 11-5, 11-5, 11-8, and Pat beat Will Hanley 12-10, 11-6, 11-5.

At No. 3, Ryan Mullaney bounced back from a first game loss to edge Spencer Hurst (11-13, 12-10, 11-2, 11-6), Cutler managed to put away Harrison Croll in four at No. 6 (10-12, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5), and Henry took down Willy Clarke at No. 8 (11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7).

F&M concludes play at the Yale Round Robin tomorrow morning against Williams at 9:00 a.m.

#7 Franklin & Marshall 8, #14 Bates 1

1. Ahmed Abdel Khalek (BC) def. Guilherme de Melo (F&M) 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
2. Mauricio Sedano (F&M) def. Kristian Muldoon (BC) 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5
3. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Walter Cabot (BC) 12-10, 11-7, 11-7
4. Alex Arjoon (F&M) def. R.J. Keating (BC) 14-12, 11-4, 11-9
5. Antonio De La Torre (F&M) def. Andy Cannon (BC) 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9
6. Jack Cutler (F&M) def. Filip Michalsky (BC) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5
7. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. David Born (BC) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
8. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Caran Arora (BC) 12-10, 3-11, 11-9, 11-6
9. Pat Cunningham (F&M) def. Jason Shrubb (BC) 11-4, 14-12, 11-7

#7 Franklin & Marshall 9, #17 Middlebury 0

1. Guilherme de Melo (F&M) def. Jay Dolan (MID) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
2. Mauricio Sedano (F&M) def. Parker Hurst (MID) 14-12, 11-5, 12-10
3. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) def. Spencer Hurst (MID) 11-13, 12-10, 11-2, 11-6
4. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Andrew Jung (MID) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7
5. Alex Arjoon (F&M) def. Will Moore (MID) 13-11, 11-8, 11-6
6. Jack Cutler (F&M) def. Harrison Croll (MID) 110-12, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
7. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Reed Palmer (MID) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
8. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Willy Clarke (MID) 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7
9. Pat Cunningham (F&M) def. Will Hanley (MID) 12-10, 11-6, 11-5
Exh. Chris Bown (F&M) def. David Cromwell (MID) 11-4, 11-8, 11-6