Diplomats Cruise to Trio of Wins

CLINTON, N.Y. - No. 7 Franklin & Marshall rolled to a trio of 9-0 victories this weekend at the Hamilton Round Robin. The Diplomats improved to 12-3 on the year with wins over No. 44 Northeastern, No. 29 Hobart and No. 21 Hamilton.

The Diplomats dropped just two games in the three shutout wins to secure their eighth straight triumph and remain unbeaten in 2013. With the three blankings, F&M has now held its opponents without a point in six matches this year.

Pedro Veiga de Almeida and Antonio De La Torre took over the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the lineup over the weekend, respectively, and each breezed to 3-0 records without dropping a set. de Almeida and De La Torre have both now secured six straight victories, while No. 3 Brian Henry, and No. 4 Dylan Cunningham also stayed hot as they extended winning streaks of their own. Henry's three wins gives him a team-high nine straight wins, while Cunningham has won eight in a row. 

Aadit Zaveri (No. 5), Sujat Barua (No. 6), and Freddy Hernandez (No. 7) held down the middle of the lineup for F&M over the weekend. Zaveri moved to 4-0 on the year, while Barua has four wins and Hernandez secured his first three victories of the season.

The Diplomats shuffled the No. 8 and No. 9 spots throughout the three matches, with Chris Bown, I.H. "Wick" Clothier, Adnan Abdulhusein and Erik Morque each picking up wins. Bown and Abdulhusein went 2-0 at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively, against Hamilton and Hobart, while Clothier dropped just two points with a win at No. 8 over Northeastern, and Morque nabbed a default victory at No. 9 against the Huskies.

F&M returns to action Saturday at Haverford at 11:00 a.m.

#7 Franklin & Marshall 9, #21 Hamilton 0

1. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Martin Bawden (HAMIL) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
2. Antonio De La Torre (F&M) def. Marc Dudzik (HAMIL) 11-7, 11-2, 11-3
3. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Teddy Black (HAMIL) 8-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-8
4. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Joshua Wolpert (HAMIL) 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
5. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. Harry Keeshan (HAMIL) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
6. Sujat Barua (F&M) def. Peter Harrison (HAMIL) 11-2, 11-3, 11-9
7. Freddy Hernandez (F&M) def. Walker Lourie (HAMIL) 9-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
8. Chris Bown (F&M) def. Ted Nehrbas (HAMIL) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
9. Adnan Abdulhusein (F&M) def. Mac Pivirotto (HAMIL) 11-4, 11-5, 11-7
Exh. I.H. "Wick" Clothier (F&M) def. Austin Engros (HAMIL) 11-4, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5

#7 Franklin & Marshall 9, #29 Hobart 0

1. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. William Boyle (HOB) 11-2, 11-1, 11-2
2. Antonio De La Torre (F&M) def. McGee O'Neil (HOB) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3
3. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Edgardo Gonzalez (HOB) 11-6, 11-3, 11-8
4. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Julian Snider (HOB) 11-4, 11-3, 11-2
5. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. Danny Cabrera (HOB) 11-6, 12-10, 11-4
6. Sujat Barua (F&M) def. Peter Sammis (HOB) 11-4, 11-2, 11-6
7. Freddy Hernandez (F&M) def. Michael Woods (HOB) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6
8. Chris Bown (F&M) def. Eric DeRose (HOB) 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
9. Adnan Abdulhusein (F&M) def. Charlie Merrill (HOB) 11-2, 11-6, 11-0
Exh. Peter Koekkoek (F&M) def. Spencer Ward (HOB) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4

#7 Franklin & Marshall 9, #44 Northeastern 0

1. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Dennis Brinkworth (NU) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1
2. Antonio De La Torre (F&M) def. Keith Sproat (NU) 11-2, 11-2, 11-0
3. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Baxter Wathen (NU) 11-2, 11-7, 11-8
4. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Louie Sitwell (NU) 11-2, 11-2, 11-0
5. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. Phil Huntley (NU) 11-4, 11-1, 11-4
6. Sujat Barua (F&M) def. Alex Scott-Barrett (NU) 11-2, 11-1, 11-2
7. Freddy Hernandez (F&M) def. Daniel Hsu (NU) 11-3, 11-1, 11-3
8. I.H. "Wick" Clothier (F&M) def. Joakim Karlsson (NU) 11-1, 11-0, 11-1
9. Erik Morque (F&M) def. No player (NU), by default