F&M Falls to No. 1 Rochester

F&M Falls to No. 1 Rochester

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 15 men's squash team battled throughout the lineup but ultimately fell to the nation's No. 1 team Rochester by a 9-0 margin on Sunday afternoon in Mayser.

The Diplomats now stand at 7-9 overall with the result while the Yellow Jackets improved to 8-2. 

By the Numbers 

Three of the nine contests were pushed past three games, including a five-game showdown by Samm Fulton at No. 5. Fulton went ahead 2-1 in the match but eventually was undone by a marathon 15-13 score in the final frame. 

F&M still leads the all-time series by a commanding 33-15 margin. 

Senior Day 

Before the match, the Diplomats honored their five-member senior class of Ishan Advani, Sam Chudner, Gavan Hitchenor, Kareem Nabil Abdel Mawla and Cole Osborne

The Results 

1. Ryosei Kobayashi (ROCH) def. Cole Osborne (FMCM) 13-11, 11-6, 11-8

2. Mario Yanez Tapia (ROCH) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 7-11, 11-4, 11-2, 11-5

3. Tomotaka Endo (ROCH) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 11-5, 11-6, 11-8

4. Ricardo Lopez (ROCH) def. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 12-10

5. Matthew Toth (ROCH) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-9, 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 15-13

6. Lawrence Kuhn (ROCH) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 11-6, 11-2, 11-7

7. M. Bertocchi (ROCH) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 13-11, 11-9, 11-4

8. Rodrigo Porras (ROCH) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6

9. Alex Riedelsheimer (ROCH) def. Ishan Advani (FMCM) 11-6, 11-0, 11-7

Exh. Ben Pitfield (ROCH) def. Kareem Mawla (FMCM) 11-13, 12-10, 8-11, 13-11, 11-4 

Up Next 

F&M hits the road for the first of its final two competitions of the regular season, taking on George Washington next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.