F&M Takes Down Engineers

F&M Takes Down Engineers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Franklin & Marshall's surging men's squash team earned its third-straight victory after upending No. 19 MIT by a thrilling 5-4 score at day one of the Mid-Atlantic Championships on Saturday in Virginia.

The No. 16 ranked Diplomats improved to 11-4 overall on the year and have now beaten the Engineers (12-6) twice this year after also earning a 7-2 win on Nov. 17th.

By the Numbers

Saturday's match was back and forth throughout the ladder as a pair of contests went the distance at five games and two more ended in four frames. 

Ricardo Machado won his fifth game by an 11-6 score to earn the clutch 3-2 victory, while Sanjay Jeeva swept his opponent at the No. 2 spot by a 3-0 tally. 

The all-time series against MIT now stands at 12-1 in favor of the Diplomats, who have won eight in a row dating back the 1978-79 season.

The Results

1. Aman Sanger (MIT) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8
2. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Joe O'Connor (MIT) 11-4, 11-9, 11-5
3. Henry Martin (MIT) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9
4. Aryan Parekh (FMCM) def. Vedaant Paul Kukadia (MIT) 11-8, 12-10, 11-2
5. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. William Wu (MIT) 12-10, 11-0, 11-3
6. Keith Lamp (MIT) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 11-4, 11-6, 11-7
7. Matthew Dukarm (FMCM) def. Brad Levin (MIT) 14-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7
8. Robert Williamson (MIT) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 12-10, 11-7, 11-9
9. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) def. Justin Restivo (MIT) 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-6
Exh. Allen Tompkins (FMCM) def. Wonjune Kang (MIT) 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8 

Win Streaks

Sanjay Jeeva - 7
Yannis Senkel - 7
Matthew Dukarm - 3

Up Next 

Competition at the Championships concludes tomorrow with a doubleheader against No. 15 George Washington (9:30 a.m.) and No. 10 Virginia (1:30 p.m.)