Diplomats Split Two Marathon Matches

Diplomats Split Two Marathon Matches

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Sanjay Jeeva's 3-1 victory at the No. 1 spot sealed a thrilling 5-4 victory for Franklin & Marshall's No. 16 men's squash team over No. 19 Middlebury on Saturday afternoon. Later in the evening, the Diplomats fell to No. 15 Cornell by a heartbreaking 5-4 score to finish at 1-1 on the day.

With the pair of decisions, the Diplomats moved to 2-8 on the year. 

By the Numbers (Middlebury) 

F&M dominated the top half of the ladder with wins in each of the No. 1-5 positions. Four contests on the afternoon went to four games, while five matchups were decided in three-game sweeps. 

With the win, the Diplomats improved to 8-0 all-time against the Panthers. 

The Results (Middlebury)

1. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. William Cembalest (MIDDM) 13-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7
2. Silvio Soom (FMCM) def. Jacob Ellen (MIDDM) 11-8, 11-2, 8-11, 11-4
3. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Jack Kagan (MIDDM) 11-9, 11-1, 12-10
4. Samm Fulton (FMCM) def. Henry Pearson (MIDDM) 11-9, 11-5, 12-10
5. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. Wiatt Hinton (MIDDM) 11-8, 11-9, 11-7
6. John Epley (MIDDM) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
7. Alex Merrill (MIDDM) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 7-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-5
8. Thomas Wolpow (MIDDM) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 11-3, 3-11, 11-7, 11-5
9. William Kurth (MIDDM) def. Michael Sorochev (FMCM) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
Exh. Ryan Swope (MIDDM) def. Brahm Brooks (FMCM) 11-3, 11-0, 11-3 

Order of Finish (Middlebury): 9,6,3,8,5,2,4,7,1 

By the Numbers (Cornell)

The Diplomats were once again strong at the top of the order with four wins in the top six positions. Only three of the nine matchups resulted in a three-game sweep with four matches going the full five frames. F&M was 3-1 in contests that went the distance. 

Yannis Senkel rolled to a three-game sweep at No. 3 while Samm Fulton battled back from a 2-1 deficit to secure wins in the last two frames.

The Results (Cornell) 

1. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Andy Muran (COR) 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 14-12
2. Perry Hanson (COR) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 13-11, 4-11, 11-6, 11-5
3. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Jordan Brail (COR) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
4. Samm Fulton (FMCM) def. Illia Presman (COR) 7-11, 13-11, 5-11, 11-5, 13-11
5. Ian Rothweiler (COR) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7
6. King Bassett (FMCM) def. S Obieta-Chichizola (COR) 11-8, 11-5, 4-11, 6-11, 13-11
7. Alex Jung (COR) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 14-12, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9
8. James Paolella (COR) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 12-10, 11-9, 11-7
9. Andrew Stone (COR) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 11-5, 11-2, 11-6
Exh. Max R Mailman (COR) def. Juan Huerta (FMCM) 11-5, 11-1, 11-2 

Up Next

F&M returns to the courts tomorrow, traveling to No. 21 Williams for a 12:00 p.m. match.