February 2, 2014

F&M Topples No. 5 Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The No. 6 Franklin & Marshall men's squash team took down its second top 10 team in a span of three days with a 6-3 defeat of No. 5 Rochester on Sunday afternoon. The win moved the Diplomats' record to 12-3 on the season, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 7-5.

Abhishek Pradhan came up huge at the top of F&M's lineup with a 3-1 victory (7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9) at the No. 1 spot. After falling at No. 2 and No. 3, Mauricio Sedano got the Diplomats back in the win column with a memorable match at No. 4. The contest lasted over an hour and a half with Sedano eventually pulling away from Rochester's William Mohr with a back-and-forth 3-2 win (11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8).

Alex Arjoon was also tested at No. 5 but eventually outlasted his opponent with a 3-1 win (9-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-9). The bottom of F&M's lineup all came away with victories as Dylan Cunningham (No. 7) battled in a 3-1 contest (12-14, 12-10, 11-3, 11-6), while Ryan Mullaney (No. 8) and Aadit Zaveri (No. 9) both recorded sweeps.

The Diplomats return to Lancaster on Friday when F&M hosts George Washington at 6:00 p.m.

#6 Franklin & Marshall 6, #5 University of Rochester 3

1. Abhishek Pradhan (F&M) def. Neil Cordell (ROC) 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9

2. Ryosei Kobayashi (ROC) def. Jack Cutler (F&M) 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7

3. Mario Yanez Tapia (ROC) def. Wesley Osborne (F&M) 11-3, 11-3, 7-11, 11-6

4. Mauricio Sedano (F&M) def. William Mohr (ROC) 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8

5. Alex Arjoon (F&M) def. Aria Fazelimanesh (ROC) 9-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-9

6. Karm Kumar (ROC) def. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&M) 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5

7. Dylan Cunningham (F&M) def. Meng Xiaomen (ROC) 12-14, 12-10, 11-3, 11-6

8. Ryan Mullaney (F&M) def. Jesse Cramer (ROC) 11-5, 11-5, 11-9

9. Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. C. Riedelsheimer (ROC) 11-8, 11-4, 11-6

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