February 2, 2013

Diplomats Win 10th Straight

HAVERFORD, Pa. - No. 7 Franklin & Marshall steamrolled past No. 31 Haverford and No. 28 Johns Hopkins with identical 9-0 scores on Saturday at Haverford. The Diplomats (14-3) have now won 10 matches in a row, including five straight shutout victories. 

The Diplomats swept all but one match in three straight games, showing off their consistency and depth from top to bottom in the lineup. 

Several Diplomats held their opponents scoreless in at least one game in the landslide wins. Aadit Zaveri nearly shut out his opponent in all three games against Johns Hopkins, coming away with an impressive 11-0, 11-0, 11-3 triumph, while Dylan Cunningham (No. 6) and Pat Cunningham (No. 7) held their foes without a point in one game of both of their wins on the day. Brian Henry (No. 4) blanked his opponent in the opening game against Johns Hopkins en route to an 11-0, 11-7, 11-2 win in the first of his two victories on the day. Henry extended his team-high winning streak to 11 contests in a row, while Dylan Cunningham also now has a double-digit winning streak with 10. 

The top of the lineup was also strong for the Diplomats as Ryan Mullaney (No. 1), Pedro Veiga de Almeida (No. 2), and Jack Cutler (No. 3) each posted solid results in earning a pair of wins. de Almeida and Cutler also have been on fire of late, as each have now recorded eight wins in a row. 

I.H. "Wick" Clothier moved to 3-0 on the year with a pair of triumphs at the No. 8 spot, while James Rucinski and Andrew Rivera managed their first wins of the year at No. 9 against Hopkins and Haverford, respectively. 

F&M returns to the court on Friday at George Washington at 5:30 p.m. 

#7 Franklin & Marshall 9, #28 Johns Hopkins 0

1. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) def. Harry Finkelstein (JHU) 11-9, 11-3, 14-12
2. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Nathan Li (JHU) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
3. Jack Cutler (F&M) def. Jonvier Chalopin (JHU) 11-3, 11-1, 11-5
4. Brian Henry (F&M) def. Peter Wu (JHU) 11-0, 11-7, 11-2
5. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. Ajitya Mithai (JHU) 11-0, 11-0, 11-3
6. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Anderson Liu (JHU) 11-2, 11-0, 11-2
7. Pat Cunningham (F&M) def. Anthony Carbone (JHU) 11-3, 11-3, 11-0
8. I.H. "Wick" Clothier (F&M) def. James Melvin (JHU) 11-7, 11-1, 11-6
9. James Rucinski (F&M) def. Stefan Reichardon (JHU) 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-6

#7 Franklin & Marshall 9, #31 Haverford College 0

1. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) def. Andy McComas (HAVMSQ) 11-2, 11-9, 11-2
2. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) def. Peter Boal (HAVMSQ) 11-3, 11-2, 11-2
3. Jack Cutler (F&M) def. Chris Tyson (HAVMSQ) 11-9, 11-5, 11-5
4. Brian Henry (F&M) def. N. Vestrich-Shade (HAVMSQ) 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
5. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. Charlie Michele (HAVMSQ) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
6. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Laurenson Ward (HAVMSQ) 11-2, 11-0, 11-6
7. Pat Cunningham (F&M) def. Jonathan Nguyen (HAVMSQ) 11-0, 11-9, 11-2
8. I.H. "Wick" Clothier (F&M) def. Will Greer (HAVMSQ) 11-1, 11-1, 11-4
9. Andrew Rivera (F&M) def. Zach Kaden (HAVMSQ) 11-3, 11-6, 11-9
Exh. Schuylar Routt (F&M) def. Arman Terzian (HAVMSQ) 11-8, 11-7, 11-1
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