Diplomats Earn 1-1 Split on Senior Day

Diplomats Earn 1-1 Split on Senior Day

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's No. 20 women's squash team rolled to an 8-1 win over No 26 Haverford, before dropping a tough 5-4 match against No. 18 Dickinson on Saturday in the Mayser Center. 

The doubleheader closed out the Diplomats regular season with a 6-11 mark. Before the start of the Haverford match, F&M honored its two-member senior class of Ellen Verry and Melissa Epstein

By the Numbers (Haverford)

Only six of the nine matchups took place as the Fords were short the required amount of participants. F&M was dominant throughout the ladder with three-game sweeps at the No.'s 1-4 positions. 

Senior's Ellen Verry (No. 1) and Melissa Epstein (No. 4) each blanked their opponents by 3-0 tallies. 

The Results (Haverford)

1. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Kaitlin Reese (HAVER) 11-1, 11-5, 11-6
2. Emily Knapp (FMCW) def. Maddie Hager (HAVER) 11-0, 11-4, 11-5
3. Emily Bartos (FMCW) def. Shreya Singh (HAVER) 11-2, 11-1, 11-4
4. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) def. Sunny Chai (HAVER) 11-2, 11-7, 11-6
5. Sophia Jackson (HAVER) def. Julia Bevan (FMCW) 11-13, 13-11, 11-6, 11-6
6. Anna Chang-Mei Leder (FMCW) def. Eva Tamkin (HAVER) 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6
7. Meredith Fairbanks (FMCW) def. No player (HAVER), by forfeit
8. Adina Rubenstein (FMCW) def. No player (HAVER), by forfeit
9. Paisley Dianastasis (FMCW) def. No player (HAVER), by forfeit

By the Numbers (Dickinson)

F&M battled throughout the order. Verry improved to 2-0 on the day with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory at No. 1, while Katherine Galambos also overcame a 1-0 deficit to secure a 3-2 win at No. 3.

The Results (Dickinson)

1. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Courtney Trail (DC) 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8
2. Lindsay Kuracina (DC) def. Emily Knapp (FMCW) 11-6, 11-3, 13-11
3. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) def. Eloise Nimoityn (DC) 8-11, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9
4. Emily Bartos (FMCW) def. Domenica Romo (DC) 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9
5. Aya Sobhy (DC) def. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) 12-10, 11-7, 12-10
6. Grace Smith (FMCW) def. Nicole DeLuca (DC) 9-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 13-11
7. Carley Barton (DC) def. Pratiksha Mishra (FMCW) 11-3, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7
8. Abbie Wingerd (DC) def. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9
9. J. Leigh Edghill (DC) def. Katie Anderson (FMCW) 11-9, 11-8, 11-4
Exh. Alanis Perez (DC) def. Paisley Dianastasis (FMCW) 11-0, 11-2, 11-0 

Up Next

F&M returns to the courts on Friday, Feb. 22 at day one of the CSA Team Championships, hosted by Trinity. Stay tuned to GoDiplomats.com for more information as it becomes available.