Yale Tops F&M

Yale Tops F&M

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 16 women's squash team fell to No. 4 Yale by an 8-1 score on Saturday morning at the Mayser Center. 

The Diplomats dropped to 2-4 on the year with the defeat, while the Bulldogs improved to 1-0 in their season opener. 

By the Numbers

Fiona Murphy (No. 2) improved to an impressive 6-0 start to her junior campaign after sweeping Annie Ballaine by a 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-5) tally. Both Sherilyn Yang (No. 1) and Emily Caldwell (No. 3) pushed their opponents to four games, while Yale registered sweeps in its other six victories. 

The Diplomats last win in the series came in 1988 as Yale holds the second-longest current win streak by an opponent over F&M at 21 consecutive contests. 

The Results 

1. Celine Yeap (YALE) def. Sherilyn Yang (F&MW) 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5

2. Fiona Murphy (F&MW) def. Annie Ballaine (YALE) 12-10, 11-7, 11-5

3. Georgia Blatchford (YALE) def. Emily Caldwell (F&MW) 11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6

4. Shiyuan Mao (YALE) def. Lauren Johnston (F&MW) 12-10, 11-3, 11-0

5. Jocelyn Lehman (YALE) def. Ellen Verry (F&MW) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6

6. Selena Maity (YALE) def. Dulakshi Elikewela (F&MW) 12-10, 12-10, 11-4

7. Jen Davis (YALE) def. Andreina Benedith (F&MW) 11-2, 11-4, 12-10

8. Emily Sherwood (YALE) def. Kate O'Brien (F&MW) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3

9. Madeline Tomlinson (YALE) def. Lauren Cunningham (F&MW) 11-9, 11-5, 11-9

Exh. Ashley Suan (YALE) def. Cris Margaret Frias (F&MW) 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 

Up Next 

F&M returns from its winter break next month when the Diplomats travel to Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday, Jan. 16 for a 12:00 p.m. match.