NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 14 women's squash team suffered a 7-2 loss against No. 11 Brown in the opening round of the Kurtz Cup (B Division) at the CSA Team Championships on Friday evening.
The Diplomats (5-9) fell into the consolation bracket with the defeat and will take on No. 15 Middlebury tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., while Brown advanced into Saturday's semifinal to go against No. 10 Drexel at 5:30 p.m.
By the Numbers
F&M was solid at the top of the lineup, earning its wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions with sweeps from Fiona Murphy and Emily Caldwell respectively. Four of the nine matchups on the evening went beyond three games, however, none went past four.
1. Quincy Beck (BRWN) def. Sherilyn Yang (F&MW) 11-2, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6
2. Fiona Murphy (F&MW) def. Skylar Murphy (BRWN) 11-7, 11-1, 11-4
3. Emily Caldwell (F&MW) def. Isabel Scherl (BRWN) 11-3, 11-5, 11-7
4. Emily Richmond (BRWN) def. Lauren Johnston (F&MW) 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9
5. Isabel Pitaro (BRWN) def. Dulakshi Elikewela (F&MW) 12-10, 11-4, 6-11, 11-7
6. Katrina Northrop (BRWN) def. Andreina Benedith (F&MW) 11-5, 11-9, 11-3
7. Hannah Hay-Smith (BRWN) def. Ellen Verry (F&MW) 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-1
8. Purvi Goel (BRWN) def. Kate O'Brien (F&MW) 12-10, 11-8, 11-4
9. Hannah Safford (BRWN) def. Cris Margaret Frias (F&MW) 11-6, 11-4, 11-9
Exh. Katherine Pisani (BRWN) def. Jazmin Matos (F&MW) 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7
A Look at Middlebury
The Diplomats squared off against Middlebury earlier in the season, downing the Panthers by a 7-2 score on Jan. 17. F&M's win snapped a 13-match losing streak in the series.