Drexel Drops F&M in Season Opener

Drexel Drops F&M in Season Opener

LANCASTER, Pa. – The No. 13 Franklin & Marshall men's squash team dropped its season opener against No. 9 Drexel by a 9-0 score on Tuesday evening at the Mayser Center.

The Diplomats fell to 0-1 while the Dragons moved to 1-0.

By the Numbers 

Despite the lopsided score, F&M showed resolve in the match, forcing five contests to go past three games. Cole Osborne battled at No. 1, going the distance against Bransten Ming but falling by a 3-2 score. 

The all-time record between the two opponents now stands at 3-2 in favor of the Diplomats, with Drexel now winning the last two meetings. 

The Results 

1. Bransten Ming (DREXM) def. Cole Osborne (FMCM) 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5

2. Omar El Atmas (DREXM) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5

3. Lucas Rousselet (DREXM) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 11-6, 11-7, 11-6

4. Michael Thompson (DREXM) def. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6

5. Luke Willemse (DREXM) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-8, 11-4, 11-8

6. Joshua Hughes (DREXM) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 11-3, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6

7. Mustafa Khaleda (DREXM) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8

8. Noel Solomon (DREXM) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 2-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-6

9. Cillian Dunne (DREXM) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 13-11, 11-8, 11-8

Exh. Frank Murray (FMCM) def. Royston Raymond (DREXM) 11-6, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5

Up Next 

F&M hits the road on Saturday for a match against No. 12 Princeton at 12:00 p.m.