Men’s Squash Battles Cornell in Tough Loss

Men’s Squash Battles Cornell in Tough Loss

ITHACA, N.Y. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 15 ranked men's squash team gave No. 13 Cornell all it could handle in a hard-fought 5-4 loss on Friday evening in Ithaca. 

The Diplomats fell to 7-8 with the defeat while the Big Red improved to 6-5. 

By the Numbers 

Only two matches were decided in three games, with four of the contests reaching five. The bottom portion of F&M's ladder kept the Diplomats in the match, going a perfect 3-for-3 at the No. 7-9 spots. 

Cornell continued its slim hold on the all-time series, now leading by a 30-28 margin. F&M had won the last two meetings heading into the night. 

Win Streaks 

McCord leads the team with a four-match winning streak, followed by Osborne and Polikoff with three each. 

The Results 

1. Cole Osborne (FMCM) def. Harry Freeman (CORM) 11-3, 8-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9

2. Andy Muran (CORM) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-7, 11-5, 11-3

3. Perry Hanson (CORM) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 7-11, 7-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5

4. Jack Greenwood (CORM) def. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) 7-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8

5. Augie Jones (CORM) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 12-10

6. Alex Jung (CORM) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 11-6, 11-9, 11-8

7. Jackson McCord (FMCM) def. S. Obieta-Chichizola (CORM) 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9

8. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. Kenan Ong (CORM) 11-3, 8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9

9. King Bassett (FMCM) def. Ben Francis (CORM) 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5

Exh. Ishan Advani (FMCM) def. Nik Gilevskiy (CORM) 11-6, 9-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-7 

Up Next 

F&M closes out its home slate of contests on Sunday against newly-minted No. 1 Rochester at 11:00 a.m. in Mayser. Before the start, the Diplomats will honor their five-member senior class of Ishan Advani, Sam Chudner, Gavan Hitchenor, Kareem Nabil Abdel Mawla and Cole Osborne.