Season in Review: 2017-18 F&M Men’s Squash

Season in Review: 2017-18 F&M Men’s Squash

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Franklin & Marshall's men's squash team competed in a challenging slate of contests during the 2017-18 season, including eighth matchups against team's ranked in the nation's top 10. The Diplomats fought throughout and closed out the year with some momentum after winning two of three at the Summers Cup (C Division) of the Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships in late February to finish with the nation's No. 18 ranking and a 5-15 overall record. 

A 6-3 win over No. 22 MIT, followed by a 5-4 upset of No. 18 Bates, earned F&M a place in the bracket's championship match on Feb. 25 against No. 17 Dickinson. The match was neck-and-neck throughout, but the Diplomas eventually fell by a tough 5-4 tally.

Freshman Sanjay Jeeva '21 served as the team's No. 1 throughout the season and was the Diplomats' lone representative at the CSA Individual Championships in early March. Jeeva, who won 11 matches during his first year, competed in the Molloy Cup: B Division East bracket, winning two-straight matches to reach the Semifinals where he was edged by a narrow 3-2 score (11-4, 6-11, 11-9, 6-11, 13-11). 

Yannis Senkel '19 led F&M with a 12-8 record in 2017-18, competing primarily from the No. 3 spot in the order. Following Jeeva's 11 victories, Boden Polikoff '19 was next with eight wins.