Comeback Bid Falls Short for Men’s Squash

Comeback Bid Falls Short for Men’s Squash

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall rallied from a two-match deficit but ultimately fell short in a 5-4 heartbreaker against No. 19 Williams on Friday evening in Lancaster.

The No. 17 Diplomats dropped to 7-3 on the year while the Ephs improved to 7-5.

By the Numbers 

Trailing by a 4-2 team score, Shams Abbas earned a 3-1 win at No. 1 and Aryan Parekh followed with a 3-1 victory of his own at No. 5 to even the score. However, in the decisive No. 3 contest, F&M came up short in a five-game defeat. 

Four of the top five spots in the ladder went the Diplomats way, while Williams swept the No. 6-9 positions.

The Results

1. Shams Abbas (FMCM) def. John Fitzgerald (WILLIAMS) 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9
2. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Carl Shuck (WILLIAMS) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
3. Wyatt Khosrowshahi (WILLIAMS) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 7-11, 11-3, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8
4. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Jacob Basill (WILLIAMS) 12-10, 11-6, 11-8
5. Aryan Parekh (FMCM) def. Will Means (WILLIAMS) 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-3
6. Krish Bahavani (WILLIAMS) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9
7. A.J. Solecki (WILLIAMS) def. Matthew Dukarm (FMCM) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9
8. David Pincus (WILLIAMS) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 14-12, 12-10, 11-2
9. Ben Eisenberg (WILLIAMS) def. Allen Tompkins (FMCM) 11-8, 11-3, 11-8
Exh. Anand Butler (WILLIAMS) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 12-10

Up Next

Home action continues on Sunday when Tufts heads to Lancaster for a 10:30 a.m. matchup.