Diplomats Earn Split with Triumph Over Colby

Diplomats Earn Split with Triumph Over Colby

LEWISTON, Maine – Franklin & Marshall's No. 29 ranked women's squash team earned its first victory of the season, avenging a 5-4 loss to No. 24 Bates early Saturday afternoon with an 8-1 clobbering of No. 22 Colby in the evening. 

The split on the New England road trip provided the Diplomats with their first win on the year, moving their record to 1-12 overall. 

By the Numbers (Bates) 

Four matchups against Bates went past three games, including Grace Smith's 3-2 victory at No. 7. Sherilyn Yang swept her opponent at No. 1, along with Liana Zranchev at the No. 8 position. However, Bates was strong at the top of the ladder, earning four wins in the top six positions.

The Results (Bates)

1. Sherilyn Yang (FMCW) def. Luca Polgar (BATES) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6
2. Vicky Arjoon (BATES) def. Lauren Johnston (FMCW) 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5
3. Kristyna Alexova (BATES) def. Andreina Benedith (FMCW) 11-7, 11-3, 11-1
4. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Eliza Dunham (BATES) 11-7, 11-8, 12-14, 11-9
5. Maeve O'Brien (BATES) def. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) 11-3, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10
6. Katie Manternach (BATES) def. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) 11-1, 11-6, 11-5
7. Grace Smith (FMCW) def. Molly Brooks (BATES) 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 6-11, 11-8
8. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) def. Cata Robert (BATES) 11-4, 11-6, 11-8
9. Katie Bull (BATES) def. Katie Anderson (FMCW) 11-5, 11-5, 11-2
Exh. Hannah Conner (BATES) def. Kendyl Kratzer (FMCW) 11-1, 11-2, 11-9  

By the Numbers (Colby) 

F&M rolled against Colby with six sweeps on the day, three of which occurred at the No.'s 1-3 spots in the order. Zranchev staved off a comeback bid at the No. 7 position. After going ahead by a 2-0 tally, Colby's Sophie Langlois secured the next two games to tie the contest before Zranchev pulled out an 11-6 victory in the fifth and deciding frame. 

The win over Colby was the fifth straight for the Diplomats in the all-time series, a streak that dates back to the 2009-10 season. 

The Results (Colby)

1. Sherilyn Yang (FMCW) def. Devin Mullaney (COLB) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9
2. Lauren Johnston (FMCW) def. Julianna Song (COLB) 11-6, 11-2, 13-11
3. Ellen Verry (FMCW) def. Sydney Ku (COLB) 11-8, 11-8, 11-5
4. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) def. Olivia Silverman (COLB) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8
5. Lily Wain (COLB) def. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
6. Grace Smith (FMCW) def. Madeline Latimore (COLB) 11-8, 11-8, 11-2
7. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) def. Sophie Langlois (COLB) 11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6
8. Katie Anderson (FMCW) def. Anna Gildea (COLB) 11-2, 11-5, 11-3
9. Kendyl Kratzer (FMCW) def. Sabrina Rabins (COLB) 12-10, 11-5, 12-10 

Up Next 

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