F&M Extends Win Streak to Four With 2-0 Day at Home

F&M Extends Win Streak to Four With 2-0 Day at Home

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 men's squash team extended its season-high winning streak to four matches with a 5-4 thriller against No. 16 Middlebury and an 8-1 win against No. 23 Dickinson on Saturday in Mayser. 

The Diplomats evened their season record to 5-5 with the pair of wins and are now 3-1 since the winter break.

By the Numbers (Middlebury)

Shams Abbas sealed F&M's victory at the No. 3 spot after coming from behind in the third game to finish off a 3-0 sweep. 

To watch Abbas' match-winning point, click here

The top of the Diplomats' ladder was solid with Cole Osborne (No. 1) and Silvio Soom also blanking their opponents. F&M won four of its five bouts via sweep to remain a perfect 7-0 against Middlebury in the all-time series. 

The Results (Middlebury) 

1. Cole Osborne (FMCM) def. Wyatt French (MIDM) 11-9, 11-8, 11-10

2. Silvio Soom (FMCM) def. Jacob Ellen (MIDM) 11-7, 11-5, 13-11

3. Shams Abbas (FMCM) def. Andrew Cadienhead (MIDM) 11-5, 11-3, 11-9

4. William Cembalest (MIDM) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-1, 11-8, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7

5. Jack Kagan (MIDM) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 11-1, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6

6. Ben Krant (MIDM) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 11-4, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7

7. Robert Rohrbach (MIDM) def. Kareem Mawla (FMCM) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4

8. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. William Kurth (MIDM) 12-10, 11-9, 10-12, 11-3

9. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) def. Nick Bermingham (MIDM) 11-8, 11-6, 11-3

Exh. Ryan Swope (MIDM) def. Sam Chudner (FMCM) 9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3

Order of Finish (Middlebury) 

9,6,8,2,4,5,7,1,3 

By the Numbers (Dickinson)

None of the nine matchups went to five games, with the Diplomats dispatching Dickinson by way of sweep in five bouts.  Jackson McCord (No. 5) battled back from an 11-8 loss in his opening game to take three straight, while Gavan Hitchenor (No. 4) broke a 1-1 tie with wins in two straight. 

F&M is now a perfect 3-0 in the all-time series with the Red Devils. 

The Results (Dickinson) 

1. A. Elsergany (DICM) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9

2. Shams Abbas (FMCM) def. Hal Holappa (DICM), by default

3. Samm Fulton (FMCM) def. Andrew Strudwick (DICM) 11-7, 12-10, 11-5

4. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) def. Alex Wattles (DICM) 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 12-10

5. Jackson McCord (FMCM) def. Harrison Mayo (DICM) 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-4

6. King Bassett (FMCM) def. Cory Litman (DICM) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5

7. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. Vincent Warzecha (DICM) 14-12, 11-8, 11-7

8. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) def. Sam Portelance (DICM) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5

9. Ishan Advani (FMCM) def. Charlie Fisher (DICM) 11-4, 11-7, 11-1 

Up Next 

The Diplomats face a tough challenge tomorrow by hosting No. 1 Trinity at 12:00 p.m.