LANCASTER, Pa. – Despite a number of close matches, Franklin & Marshall's No. 16 men's squash team was unable to secure a win on the ladder in a hard-fought 9-0 defeat against No. 9 Yale on Saturday in Mayser.
The loss dropped the Diplomats' record to 1-5 on the season, while the Bulldogs improved to 2-0.
By the Numbers
F&M forced a pair of matches past three games, including a back-and-forth contest at the No. 5 spot. Samm Fulton battled back from an opening-game defeat to take two straight games before falling short with losses in the last two frames.
Sanjay Jeeva responded to an 11-8 defeat in his opening game at No. 1 with a 12-10 victory in the second frame, before also dropping his next two games.
1. Arjun Kochhar (YALE) def. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8
2. Max Martin (YALE) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
3. Harrison Gill (YALE) def. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4
4. Pierson Broadwater (YALE) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3
5. Thomas Kingshott (YALE) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 14-12, 3-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-3
6. Calvin McCafferty (YALE) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4
7. Yohan Pandole (YALE) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 11-8, 11-8, 11-9
8. Jay Losty (YALE) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 12-10, 11-8, 11-2
9. Jacob Jae-Jin Rhee (YALE) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
The Diplomats return to the courts tomorrow by hosting Dartmouth for an 11:00 a.m. matchup in Lancaster.