Diplomats Open CSAs Against MIT

Diplomats Open CSAs Against MIT

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 19 men's squash team garnered a spot in the Summers Cup (C Division) of the Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships. The three-day tournament is hosted by Trinity College, Wesleyan University, the Loomis Chaffee School, and the Westminster School and opens on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Hartford, Conn. when the Diplomats take on No. 22 MIT in the First Round.

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A Look at the Bracket

Friday's matchup with the Engineers, which will take place on the campus of Trinity College, marks the first meeting between the programs since the 1997-98 season. The Diplomats are 9-1 all-time against MIT and have captured each of the previous five contests.

The opening round winner advances to the Semifinals on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to take on either No. 18 Bates or No. 23 Colby. Dickinson (No. 17) battles Amherst (No. 24) and Williams (No. 20) squares off against Middlebury (No. 21) in the brackets other two matchups. 

Sunday's Championship contest is slated for a 2:00 p.m. start at Trinity College. 

Summers Cup History

F&M has twice won the Summers Cup, an annual matchup of the nation's No. 17-24 teams, securing the title in 1998 and 2003.

The bracket is named in honor of Jack Summers, the first squash coach at MIT in 1930 and guided the Engineers for the next 27 years. He was inducted into the Men's College Squash Hall of Fame in 1990.

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A Look at F&M

The Diplomats enter the weekend with a 3-14 overall record. Each of F&M's wins was the result of 5-4 scores and include victories against No. 17 Dickinson on Nov. 11, No. 21 Middlebury on Jan. 20 and No. 23 Colby on Jan. 27.

Sanjay Jeeva tops the ladder with six wins at the No. 1 position, including a 5-5 record in his previous 10 contests. Yannis Senkel (No. 3) leads F&M with a 9-8 record and has won six of his last 10 matches.