F&M Goes 1-1 on Road Trip

F&M Goes 1-1 on Road Trip

LEWISTOWN, Maine – The No. 18 Franklin & Marshall men's squash team dropped a 7-2 contest to No. 20 Bates before responding with a narrow 5-4 win over No. 24 Colby on Saturday afternoon in Maine. 

The 1-1 split brought the Diplomats' record to 3-10 on the season. 

By The Numbers (Bates) 

F&M found success at the top of the order with both of its wins occurring at No. 1 and No. 3. Five of the nine contests were decided in more than three games, including Sanjay Jeeva's marathon 3-2 victory at No. 1.   

The Results (Bates)

1. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Mahmoud Yousry (BATES) 11-5, 10-12, 17-15, 8-11, 11-9
2. Graham Bonnell (BATES) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-6, 11-2, 11-13, 11-8
3. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Omar Attia (BATES) 11-9, 11-7, 11-9
4. McLeod Abbott (BATES) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11
5. Anirudh Nambiar (BATES) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 11-5, 5-11, 11-4, 13-15, 11-7
6. Coley Cannon (BATES) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 11-9, 11-8, 11-7
7. Garon Rothenberg (BATES) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 12-10, 11-6, 11-9
8. Benni McComish (BATES) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7
9. Dylan Muldoon (BATES) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-8
Exh. Brahm Brooks (FMCM) def. Robby Dewey (BATES) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7

By the Numbers (Colby) 

Each of the No.'s 1-5 positions on the ladder went the Diplomats way against Colby, while the Mules won each of the bottom four matchups. Four of F&M's wins were the result of three-game sweeps, while Boden Polikoff (No. 5) came back from a 1-0 deficit to win three straight frames. 

The Diplomats have now won 13 consecutive matches against Colby and lead the all-time series by a staggering 18-1 margin. 

The Results (Colby)

1. Sanjay Jeeva (FMCM) def. Will McBrian (COLBY) 11-6, 13-11, 11-3
2. Silvio Soom (FMCM) def. Benjamin Kwass (COLBY) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
3. Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Elliot Gross (COLBY) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
4. Samm Fulton (FMCM) def. Alex Kurtin (COLBY) 11-7, 11-6, 13-11
5. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) def. Will Pepi (COLBY) 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5
6. Chase Holding (COLBY) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 11-7, 3-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9
7. Jason Brodo (COLBY) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 11-5, 9-11, 2-11, 11-2, 11-8
8. Andrew Swapp (COLBY) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 5-11, 11-5, 11-4, 12-10
9. Matt Epstein (COLBY) def. Michael Sorochev (FMCM) 11-6, 13-11, 11-6
Exh. Charlie Beauregard (COLBY) def. Brahm Brooks (FMCM) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 

Up Next 

F&M returns home next Saturday, Feb. 3 for a 3:00 p.m. meeting with George Washington.