Williams Fall Short 6-3 to F&M

Williams Fall Short 6-3 to F&M

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - In a humbling conclusion to a gruelling weekend of squash, the Ephs (8-5) faultered to a 6-3 loss against Franklin & Marshall (9-4).

The Williams men came out of the gates strong. Senior co-captain Carl Shuck (#3), freshman Udai Pal (#4), and senior David Pincus came out ready to fight for the first wave of play. Pal putt in a strong performance to put the Ephs up 1-0 in the match with a 3-0 win. Shuck and Pincus each split their opening two games, but found themselves unlucky as they each succombed to four game defeats.

Sophomore Jacob Bassil (#1), senior co-captain Will Means (#5), and freshman Charles "Chas" Merrill followed on in the hopes of putting some more points on the board for the men. Means and Merrill were up to the task, adding a pair of 3-1 and 3-0 wins, respectively, to give the Ephs a 3-2 lead. Bassil came out strong to take his first game, but was pegged back and ultimately defeated by a 3-1 scoreline, to leave the match all square at 3-3.

With the affair in the balance, juniors Wyatt Khosrowshahi (#2) and AJ Solecki (#6) took to the court, joined by senior co-captain Claude Smith (#8). Struggling with an injury, Smith was unable to find a groove and was beaten 3-0. Solecki battled and split his opening two games– a common theme of the day. However, once again Solecki found it tough to capitalize, and fell in four games to get the Diplomats across the line with their crucial fifth point. In the dead rubber, Khosrowshahi battled back and forth with his opponent, but was ultimately bested in a five game affair.

The Ephs are in action again at Williams' Simon Squash Center this Friday at 5pm against St. Lawrence University.

 

Ladder Position

Williams

F&M

Match Score

Game Scores

1

Jacob Bassil

Sanjay Jeeva

1-3

11-7, 4-11, 5-11, 3-11

2

Wyatt Khosrowshahi

Aryan Parekh

2-3

9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 8-11

3

Carl Shuck

Yannis Senkel

1-3

5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 9-11

4

Udai Pal

Matthew Dukarm

3-0

13-11, 11-1, 12-10

5

Will Means

Raunak Advani

3-1

11-8, 6-11, 11-3, 11-9

6

AJ Solecki

Flavio Hinostroza

1-3

11-9, 5-11, 8-11, 9-11

7

David Pincus

Teddy Eill

1-3

4-11, 11-9, 5-11, 3-11

8

Claude Smith

Kingman Bassett

0-3

6-11, 5-11, 8-11

9

Charles Merrill

Allen Tompkins

3-0

11-8, 11-4, 11-9

10

Tucker van Eck

Brahm Brooks

3-0

11-3, 12-10, 11-2

 

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