F&M Stifles Competition at Wesleyan Round Robin

F&M Stifles Competition at Wesleyan Round Robin

WESLEYAN, Conn. - Franklin & Marshall's No. 21 ranked women's squash team dominated at Saturday's Wesleyan Round Robin in Connecticut, earning the team's first two wins of the season with a 7-2 triumph against No. 27 Connecticut College and following with a convincing 8-1 victory over No. 20 Wesleyan.

The Diplomats improved to 2-3 on the season while Connecticut College fell to 0-3 and Wesleyan dropped to 1-2.

By the Numbers (Connecticut College)

F&M rolled to wins in each of the top seven positions on the ladder. Six of those victories resulted in straight-game sweeps, including a commanding 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 effort from Ellen Verry at No. 1.

The Diplomats have now won four straight against Connecticut College and improved to 9-7 in the all-time series.

The Results (Connecticut College) 

1. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Davis Lemay (CONN) 11-2, 11-3, 11-1
2. Emily Knapp (FMCW) def. Molly Carabatsos (CONN) 11-5, 11-1, 11-3
3. Emily Bartos (FMCW) def. Denise Bonilla (CONN) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
4. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) def. Johanile Hurtado (CONN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3
5. Grace Smith (FMCW) def. Jacqueline Chu (CONN) 11-1, 11-3, 11-3
6. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) def. Liliana Vazquez (CONN) 11-2, 12-14, 11-9, 6-11, 11-6
7. Pratiksha Mishra (FMCW) def. Noelie Giuliano (CONN) 11-5, 11-2, 11-3
8. Birgitta Quinn (CONN) def. Anna Chang-Mei Leder (FMCW) 11-4, 11-3, 11-3
9. P. Pliakas-Smith (CONN) def. Meredith Fairbanks (FMCW) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Exh. Jordyn Turin (CONN) def. Paisley Dianastasis (FMCW) 11-9, 11-6, 11-3

By the Numbers (Wesleyan)

Seven of F&M's eight wins were by 3-0 sweeps. Pratiksha Mishra rolled at No. 7 with a controlling 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 win. She improved to 4-1 during her first-year campaign with her fourth-consecutive win.

The Results (Wesleyan)

1. Aditi Prasad (WES) def. Ellen Verry (FMCW) 6-11, 11-3, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5
2. Emily Knapp (FMCW) def. Ananya Vir (WES) 13-11, 11-3, 11-5
3. Emily Bartos (FMCW) def. Nina Premutico (WES) 11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8
4. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) def. Natasha Feenstra (WES) 11-5, 12-10, 11-7
5. Grace Smith (FMCW) def. Ali Imperiale (WES) 11-6, 11-4, 11-7
6. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) def. Annie Roach (WES) 11-3, 11-9, 11-5
7. Pratiksha Mishra (FMCW) def. Emma Smith (WES) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4
8. Katie Anderson (FMCW) def. Sydney Kim (WES) 11-4, 11-3, 13-11
9. Julia Bevan (FMCW) def. Carly Blue (WES) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
Exh. Adina Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Emma Robin (WES) 11-13, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7

Up Next

Saturday's results brought an end to F&M's opening semester of competition. The Diplomats return to the courts on Friday, Jan. 11, traveling to Hamilton for a 6:00 p.m. matchup.