LANCASTER, Pa. – The opening weekend for the No. 10 Dartmouth men’s squash team proved successful, as the Big Green finished their road trip on Sunday at Franklin and Marshall, with an 8-1 win over the No. 16-ranked team.
Sophomores Drew Monroe and Brandon de Otaduy, and freshman Toby Harding, kicked off the first round of matches. Monroe got the Big Green's momentum rolling with a swift 3-0 victory. De Otaduy had a slower start, going down 2-0 in the match, however he showed his grit and proceeded to capture the next three games, winning the match 3-2. Harding came out strong and secured the first game, yet eventually fell in a tight 3-1 loss.
In the next round of matches, juniors Carson Spahr and Sam Epley, and freshman James Bell, took to the courts. Bell and Spahr showed their dominance over their opponents, in handy 3-0 wins. Epley split the first two games with his opponent 1-1, but regained control of the match and won 3-1. This match sealed the Big Green's victory before the last round of matches began.
The final matches started with junior Matt Geigerich, who came out firing and quickly sealed a 3-0 victory. Freshman Reg Anderwon quickly earned a 2-0 lead, but fell in the third game and quickly regrouped to win the fourth and final game of his match. Senior Alvin Heumann finished off the day with an exhausting, 3-1 win over the Dipolmats' top player.
Dartmouth starts the season 3-0 with the 8-1 win, while the Diplomats fall to 1-6 on the year. The Big Green will return to their home courts on Wednesday, December 6 at 5 p.m. to face Harvard.
Heumann, Alvin (DART) def. Sanjay Jeeva(FMCM) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6
Spahr, Carson (DART) def. Shams Abbas(FMCM) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
Yannis Senkel (FMCM) def. Harding, Toby (DART) 9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-5
Giegerich, Matt (DART) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
Epley, Sam (DART) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-5, 4-11, 11-3, 11-7
De Otaduy, Brandon (DART) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 0-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-9
Anderson, Reginald (DART) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7
Bell, James (DART) def. King Bassett (FMCM) 11-6, 14-12, 11-6
Monroe, Drew (DART) def. Frank Murray (FMCM) 11-4, 11-7, 11-4
Exh. Supattapone, Sam (DART) def. Juan Huerta (FMCM) 11-4, 11-0, 11-5