Lions Too Much for Diplomats

Lions Too Much for Diplomats

LANCASTER, Pa. – The No. 13 Franklin & Marshall men's squash team fell in its first match of 2017 to No. 5 Columbia by a 9-0 score on Thursday afternoon in Mayser.

The Diplomats dropped to 1-5 with the defeat, while the Lions improved to 3-1.

By the Numbers 

Columbia won all the nine matchups by 3-0 sweeps despite a number of closely contested games throughout the afternoon. Jackson McCord battled at No. 7 but was edged by a 15-13 marathon score in his second game, while freshman Boden Polikoff narrowly fell in his opening game by a 12-10 tally at the No. 8 spot. 

With the loss, F&M still owns the all-time series at 17-5, but have now lost three straight matches to the Lions. 

The Results 

1. Osama Khalifa (COLM) def. Cole Osborne (FMCM) 11-3, 11-6, 11-5

2. Rishi Tandon (COLM) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 12-10, 11-3, 11-8

3. Adham Madi (COLM) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 11-9, 11-4, 11-5

4. Carter Robitaille (COLM) def. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5

5. Arhum Saleem (COLM) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-2, 11-1, 11-9

6. Rahul Sehrawat (COLM) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 11-8, 11-3, 11-5

7. Robin Mann (COLM) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 11-3, 15-13, 11-3

8. Joshua Sekhar (COLM) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 12-10, 11-1, 11-4

9. Richard Soper (COLM) def. Ishan Advani (FMCM) 11-8, 11-5, 11-8

Exh. Sambhav Anand (COLM) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-7

Up Next

The Diplomats return to the courts on Tuesday, traveling to Stanford for the program's winter break trip to take on the Cardinal for the first time since 2006-07. Match time is set for 7:00 p.m. EST.