F&M Earns Split with Comeback Against No. 16 Cornell

F&M Earns Split with Comeback Against No. 16 Cornell

LANCASTER, Pa. -  After dropping a tough 5-4 match against No. 14 Virginia earlier on Saturday, Franklin & Marshall's No. 17 ranked men's squash team returned the favor with a come-from-behind 5-4 win of its own over No. 16 Cornell in Lancaster.

The 1-1 split moved the Diplomats to 9-4 on the season.

By the Numbers (Virginia) 

Tied at 4-4, the match came down to the No. 1 spot in the order. Shams Abbas looked to have F&M in control with a decisive 11-4 victory in the opening frame but came up short in each of the next three.

The Diplomats rolled with wins at No.'s 2-5 on the ladder, but Virginia came away with victories at No.'s 6-9. Only four matchups were decided in three-game sweeps, with a pair of contests going the distance at five frames.

The Results (Virginia)

1. Patrick Mcelroy (UVA) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 4-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-4
2. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Will Holey (UVA) 11-0, 11-7, 11-6
3. Silvio Soom (FMCM) def. William Braff (UVA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-5
4. Aryan Parekh (FMCM) def. Toby Hansford (UVA) 11-5, 13-11, 11-3
5. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Grayson Bubrosky (UVA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-3
6. Andrew Braff (UVA) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 12-10, 5-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-5
7. Glenn Yates (UVA) def. Matthew Dukarm (FMCM) 13-11, 11-9, 11-8
8. Matthew Katz (UVA) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 11-8, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9
9. Henry Woodworth (UVA) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 1-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-3
Exh. James Dudzik (UVA) def. Juan Huerta (FMCM) 11-3, 11-4, 11-2

By the Numbers (Cornell)

Trailing by a 4-3 score, F&M mounted its comeback with a sweep from Aryan Parekh at No. 4 and a marathon 3-2 win by Matthew Dukarm at No. 7. Four of the nine contests went to five games. The Diplomats dominated the middle of the order with a perfect 4-0 record at No.'s 4-7.

The Results (Cornell)

1. Andy Muran (CORNELL) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 12-10, 11-5, 8-11, 5-11, 11-2
2. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Charles Culhane (CORNELL) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
3. Perry Hanson (CORNELL) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8
4. Aryan Parekh (FMCM) def. Alex Dworetzky (CORNELL) 11-2, 11-3, 18-16
5. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Illia Presman (CORNELL) 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
6. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. Nicholas Errington (CORNELL) 11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 4-11, 11-6
7. Matthew Dukarm (FMCM) def. V. Luke Park (CORNELL) 11-6, 13-11, 9-11, 9-11, 11-2
8. Nikhil Arjunan Iyer (CORNELL) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6
9. Yohann Surti (CORNELL) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 

Win Streaks

Aryan Parekh - 11
Sanjay Jeeva - 5
Yannis Senkel - 5 

Up Next 

The Diplomats wrap up their homestand tomorrow with an 11:00 a.m. contest against No. 14 Middlebury.