F&M Goes 1-1 at Amherst Round Robin

F&M Goes 1-1 at Amherst Round Robin

AMHERST, Mass. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 men's squash team bounced back from a tough 5-4 loss against No. 18 Bates with a strong 9-0 blanking of No. 20 Amherst on Saturday afternoon at day one of the Amherst Round Robin.

With the 1-1 mark on the day, the Diplomats moved to 6-7 overall for the season. 

By the Numbers (Bates) 

Only four of the nine matchups were decided by three games, with the Bobcats earning three of the sweeps. Yannis Senkel blanked his opponent at No. 4 with a 3-0 tally, while Ricardo Machado battled back from an 11-9 loss to win three straight. 

The loss brought an end to a six-game Diplomats' winning streak in the series, dating back to the 2009-10 season. 

The Results (Bates) 

1. Ahmed Hatata (BATESM) def. Cole Osborne (FMCM) 12-10, 11-5, 11-7

2. Silvio Soom (FMCM) def. Darrius Campbell (BATESM) 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7

3. Mahmoud Yousry (BATESM) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 12-10, 11-2, 11-8

4. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Anirudh Nambiar (BATESM) 11-4, 11-9, 11-3

5. Spencer Burt (BATESM) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-7, 11-9, 12-10

6. Coley Cannon (BATESM) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 7-0, 11-9, 11-7, 11-3

7. Jackson McCord (FMCM) def. Graham Bonnell (BATESM) 11-5, 4-11, 11-4, 11-3

8. Carlos Ames (BATESM) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 6-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5

9. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) def. McLeod Abbott (BATESM) 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5

Exh. Stefan Joseph (BATESM) def. Sam Chudner (FMCM) 6-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 

By the Numbers (Amherst)

The Diplomats rolled against Amherst by taking 3-0 sweeps at all nine spots on the ladder. Jackson McCord was particularly dominant at No. 6, conceding just 13 total points through three frames.

F&M now holds a five-game winning streak against Amherst. 

The Results (Amherst) 

1. Cole Osborne (FMCM) def. Michael Groot (AMHM) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5

2. Silvio Soom (FMCM) def. Harith Khawaja (AMHM) 11-7, 13-11, 11-4

3. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. David Merkel (AMHM) 11-5, 11-7, 11-3

4. Samm Fulton (FMCM) def. Cameron Bahadori (AMHM) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8

5. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) def. Darian Ehsani (AMHM) 11-7, 11-5, 11-9

6. Jackson McCord (FMCM) def. Lucas Sheiner (AMHM) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4

7. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. Chris Zimmerman (AMHM) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4

8. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) def. Mateen Mills (AMHM) 11-2, 11-6, 11-9

9. Ishan Advani (FMCM) def. Mitch Ford (AMHM) 11-6, 11-4, 11-8

Exh. Ian Petty (AMHM) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10

Up Next 

Action at the Amherst Round Robin closes tomorrow with a 12:00 p.m. competition against Colby.