Diplomats Split at Amherst Round Robin

Diplomats Split at Amherst Round Robin

AMHERST, Mass. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 women's squash team rebounded from a 6-3 loss against No. 16 Bates by edging No. 17 Amherst by a narrow 5-4 score on Saturday afternoon, earning a split at day one of the Amherst Round Robin. 

The Diplomats moved to 4-10 overall on the season with the pair of decisions. 

By the Numbers (Bates) 

Two of F&M's three wins against Bates came at the top of the order with Fiona Murphy coming back from a 2-1 hole with an 11-9 victory in the fifth, while Sherilyn Yang dominated with a 3-0 sweep. 

The defeat improved Bates' overall series lead to 11-5, but was the Bobcats' first since 2013-14. 

The Results (Bates) 

1. Fiona Murphy (FMCW) def. Luca Polgar (BATESW) 12-10, 2-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9

2. Sherilyn Yang (FMCW) def. Kristyna Alexova (BATESW) 11-4, 11-6, 11-7

3. Vicky Arjoon (BATESW) def. Lauren Johnston (FMCW) 11-8, 11-6, 4-11, 5-11, 11-7

4. Eliza Dunham (BATESW) def. Ellen Verry (FMCW) 11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7

5. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) def. Emma Dunn (BATESW) 15-13, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8

6. Charlotte Cabot (BATESW) def. Kate O'Brien (FMCW) 5-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8

7. Blair Weintraub (BATESW) def. Clare Tompkins (FMCW) 11-4, 11-6, 11-3

8. Katie Bull (BATESW) def. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) 11-8, 13-11, 11-4

9. Molly Brooks (BATESW) def. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4

Exh. Nubia Beasley-Bartee (BATESW) def. Kendyl Kratzer (FMCW) 11-5, 11-4, 11-8

By the Numbers (Amherst) 

The Diplomats' top of the ladder continued its strong play as F&M swept all of the No.'s 1-4 matchups. Melissa Epstein (No. 8) secured the Diplomats' other victory on the day, battling back from an 11-6 opening-frame loss to take three straight. 

The win broke a nine-match winless streak against Amherst, dating back to the 2000 season. 

The Results (Amherst) 

1. Fiona Murphy (FMCW) def. Kimberly Krayacich (AMHW) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8

2. Sherilyn Yang (FMCW) def. Rachael Ang (AMHW) 11-1, 11-7, 11-4

3. Lauren Johnston (FMCW) def. Priya Sinha (AMHW) 11-8, 11-3, 11-3

4. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Haley McAtee (AMHW) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7

5. Caroline Conway (AMHW) def. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) 14-16, 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6

6. Katy Sabina Correia (AMHW) def. Kate O'Brien (FMCW) 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6

7. Jenna Finkelstein (AMHW) def. Clare Tompkins (FMCW) 11-2, 11-5, 11-3

8. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) def. Jenni Bown (AMHW) 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8

9. Emma Crowe (AMHW) def. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6

Exh. Mae Cromwell (AMHW) def. Kendyl Kratzer (FMCW) 11-2, 11-1, 11-4

Up Next 

F&M concludes action at tomorrow's Amherst Round Robin with a contest against Colby at 12:00 p.m.