F&M Rolls Into Walker Cup Finals

F&M Rolls Into Walker Cup Finals

PRINCETON, N.J. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 17 women's squash team dropped No. 21 Tufts by a 9-0 score on Saturday morning in the Semifinal Round of the Walker Cup (C Division) at the CSA Team Championships. 

With the win, the Diplomats (7-12) advanced to tomorrow's Walker Cup (C Division) Championship match to take on No. 18 Amherst at 10:30 a.m. 

By the Numbers 

F&M earned sweeps in seven of the nine matchups on the day, including each of the top six positions on the ladder. Clare Tompkins battled back from a 2-1 deficit at No. 7 to take the final two games by scores of 14-12 and 11-6. 

The win marked the third straight for F&M over the Jumbos and improved the Diplomats' all-time record in series by an 8-6 tally. 

The Results 

1. Fiona Murphy (FMCW) def. Claire Davidson (TUFTSW) 11-6, 11-2, 11-2

2. Sherilyn Yang (FMCW) def. Hannah Burns (TUFTSW) 11-8, 11-5, 11-2

3. Lauren Johnston (FMCW) def. Catherine Shanahan (TUFTSW) 11-8, 11-8, 11-8

4. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Sahana Karthik (TUFTSW) 11-4, 11-4, 11-4

5. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) def. Lauren Banner (TUFTSW) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8

6. Kate O'Brien (FMCW) def. Sahar Tirmizi (TUFTSW) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5

7. Clare Tompkins (FMCW) def. Chista Irani (TUFTSW) 9-11, 11-1, 8-11, 14-12, 11-6

8. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) def. Sinclair Meggitt (TUFTSW) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7

9. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) def. Gabi Salomon (TUFTSW) 5-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 

A Look at Amherst 

Tomorrow, F&M is seeking its second-ever Walker Cup Title with its first coming in 2011. The Diplomats defeated Amherst earlier this season on Jan. 21 by a tough 5-4 score. That victory broke a nine-match winless streak against Amherst, dating back to the 2000 season. 

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