Diplomats Go 1-1 to Begin Season

Diplomats Go 1-1 to Begin Season

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's squash team avenged a hard-fought 5-4 loss to Drexel with a 6-3 victory over Virginia in a double header in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

The Diplomats moved to 1-1 on the season, while the host Dragons improved to 1-0 and the Cavaliers fell to 0-1.

By the Numbers (Drexel)

Saturday's narrow 5-4 score was a vast improvement over the Diplomats' 7-2 loss to the Dragons last season. Two of F&M's defeats on the day were pushed passed three games.

The Results (Drexel) 

1. Hayley Hughes (DREX) def. Sherilyn Yang (F&M) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6

2. Ryan Morgan (DREX) def. Emily Caldwell (F&M) 6-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-4

3. Fiona Murphy (F&M) def. Mary Fung-A-Fat (DREX) 11-5, 10-11, 11-3, 11-6

4. Elisa Money (DREX) def. Lauren Johnston (F&M) 11-7, 11-4, 11-4

5. Fiona Power (DREX) def. Ellen Verry (F&M) 11-2, 7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9

6. Dulakshi Elikewela (F&M) def. Abigail Kaplan (DREX) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3

7. Laura Rahauser (DREX) def. Andreina Benedith (F&M) 11-6, default

8. Kate O'Brien (F&M) def. Maria Diagama (DREX) 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4

9. Cris Margaret Frias (F&M) def. Apoorva Adepalli (DREX) 11-8, 13-11, 11-9

Exh. Kristine Giltvedt (DREX) def. Hope Johnson (F&M) 5-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9

The Results (Virginia) 

1. Carey Danforth (VIR) def. Sherilyn Yang (F&MW) 8-11, 11-8, 13-11, 10-12, 11-8

2. Emily Caldwell (F&MW) def. Madeleine Mayhew (VIR) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9

3. Fiona Murphy (F&MW) def. Annie Tyson (VIR) 11-3, 11-5, 11-2

4. Lauren Johnston (F&MW) def. Molly Prockop (VIR) 11-3, 11-8, 11-3

5. Ellen Verry (F&MW) def. Lindsay Bralower (VIR) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6

6. Dulakshi Elikewela (F&MW) def. Isabel Stack (VIR) 11-6, 11-6, 11-4

7. Kate O'Brien (F&MW) def. Amanda Whelan (VIR) 11-2, 11-8, 11-8

8. Carolyn Grenier (VIR) def. Cris Margaret Frias (F&MW) 11-8, 7-11, 14-12, 6-11, 11-7

9. Bella Jones (VIR) def. Hope Johnson (F&MW) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6

Exh. Candace Craig (VIR) def. Melissa Epstein (F&MW) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6

Up Next 

F&M has nearly a month off from action, returning to the court for its home opener on Nov. 21 against Bowdoin at 6:00 p.m.