Franklin & Marshall men’s tennis put together a historic season in 2016 after tallying a 15-5 record to break the program record for wins in a season, bettering the 14 victories posted by the 1990 Diplomats. A 5-0 win over Dickinson in the first round of the Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs saw F&M appear in the CC Semifinals for the third straight year, falling to Swarthmore 5-0.
Four members of the Franklin & Marshall men’s tennis team earned All-Centennial Conference (CC) honors, announced Wednesday. Inigo Flores was named the conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and received an honorable mention with Vasant Rajamanickam in doubles. Doug Kaplan earned first-team singles recognition and second-team doubles honors along with Jack Rothman, who was also tabbed for second-team singles.
Franklin & Marshall visited top seed Swarthmore on Saturday afternoon for the semifinals of the Centennial Conference men’s tennis tournament, falling to the Garnet 5-0. The loss ends the Diplomats’ season, which saw them break the school record for wins in a season, with a record of 15-5.
Franklin & Marshall hosted Dickinson for the second time in four days on Wednesday, this time with a spot in the Centennial Conference semifinals on the line. The fourth-seeded Diplomats came out on top with a resounding 5-0 victory, improving to 15-4 on the year and setting up a semifinal match with Swarthmore on Saturday. The loss ended Dickinson’s season at 6-9.
Franklin & Marshall enters the 2016 Centennial Conference Tournament, its seventh straight appearance in the playoffs, set to snag its first CC Title in program history. The Diplomats have not won a conference championship since winning the MAC in 1972, and look to make their first NCAA appearance since 1997.
Franklin & Marshall welcomed Dickinson to Lancaster on Saturday afternoon for a Centennial Conference (CC) showdown to determine the No. 4 seed in this week’s CC Tournament, with the Diplomats claiming a 6-3 decision over the Red Devils.
Haverford won five of six singles matches to defeat Franklin & Marshall 6-3 on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s tennis action. The Diplomats fell to 13-4, 5-3 CC with the loss while the Fords improved to 12-2, 6-1 CC with the victory.
Franklin & Marshall got back in the wins column on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Juniata 9-0 in non-conference men’s tennis action. The Diplomats improved to 13-3 with the victory while the Eagles fell to 10-8 with the loss.
No. 29 Franklin & Marshall got back to its winning ways on Friday afternoon, recording an 8-1 victory over Gettysburg in Centennial Conference men’s tennis action. The Diplomats improved to 12-2, 5-1 CC with the win while the Bullets dropped to 6-8, 1-5 CC.
Johns Hopkins brought Franklin & Marshall’s 11-match win streak to an end, dealing the Diplomats a 9-0 loss on Tuesday night in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s tennis action. The Diplomats, ranked 26th in the nation, fell to 11-2, 4-1 CC with the loss while the No. 21 Blue Jays improved to 9-3, 4-1 CC with the win.
No. 26 Franklin & Marshall continued its winning ways on Saturday afternoon, overwhelming McDaniel 9-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s tennis action. The victory, F&M’s 11th in a row, improved the Diplomats’ record to 11-1, 4-0 CC while the Green Terror fell to 0-7, 0-5 CC.
The No. 26 Franklin & Marshall men’s tennis team continued its hot start to the 2016 season, tallying an 8-1 victory over Ursinus on Wednesday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s tennis competition. The win, F&M’s 10th in a row, improved the Diplomats’ record to 10-1, 3-0 CC while the Bears fell to 8-3, 0-3 CC.
No. 26 Franklin & Marshall continued to get key production from the bottom of the lineup en route to a 6-3 victory over Washington on Saturday night in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s tennis action. With the win, their ninth in a row, the Diplomats are now 9-1 overall and 2-0 CC, while the Shoremen fell to 2-8, 1-1 CC.
Franklin & Marshall put together a dominant performance on Friday afternoon, dismantling Muhlenberg 8-1 in Centennial Conference men’s tennis action. The Diplomats improved to 8-1, 1-0 CC in their first match of the conference schedule, while the Mules fell to 2-3, 0-1 CC.
Franklin & Marshall hosted Mary Washington in its first home match of 2016, overpowering the nationally-ranked Eagles by a score of 6-3. Mary Washington, ranked 21st in the nation, is the highest-ranked opponent that the Diplomats have beaten since April 7, 2012 when F&M downed No. 21 Swarthmore.
Franklin & Marshall took five of six singles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over Colorado College on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference men’s tennis action. The Diplomats, now 5-1, have won five straight and are 3-0 during spring break play in Orlando, Fla.
A 3-0 in doubles gave Franklin & Marshall a lead that it would not relinquish on Tuesday morning’s 7-2 victory over Connecticut College in non-conference men’s tennis action. The Diplomats improved to 4-1 with the win while the Camels fell to 2-0.
Franklin & Marshall used clutch production from the bottom half of the lineup to snatch a 5-4 victory over Hobart on Monday afternoon in men’s tennis. The match was the first of four that the F&M men will play during spring break in Orlando, Fla.
Franklin & Marshall visited Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, taking down the Seagulls 6-3 in men’s tennis. The Diplomats, ranked 16th in the region, moved to 2-1 while Salisbury, No. 10 in the region, fell to 4-2.
Franklin & Marshall’s men’s tennis team opened its season on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-1 in a non-conference matchup with Christopher Newport. The loss dropped the Diplomats to 0-1 while the No. 37 Captains improved to 2-1 with the victory.
Franklin & Marshall begins its 2016 spring schedule with a pair of matches this weekend, taking on Christopher Newport on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. before facing off with Virginia Wesleyan at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. The Diplomats enter the season with the opportunity to reach the Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs for the seventh straight season and return to a conference final for the first time since 2011.
Men’s Tennis had another successful season in 2015, as the Diplomats finished with a mark of 8-9, 6-3 CC and reached the CC Semifinals for the second straight year, but fell to Swarthmore by a 5-0 score.
Three members of the Franklin & Marshall men’s tennis team were named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team announced Monday. Doug Kaplan and Nolan Bacchieri were named to the first team singles, while Bacchieri and Vasant Rajamanickam were named to the first team doubles.
Franklin & Marshall was downed by Swarthmore 5-0 in the Centennial Conference (CC) Men’s Tennis Semifinal match on Saturday afternoon. The match was played to decision as the Diplomats’ season came to a close with an 8-9 mark, while the Garnet (13-5) advanced to tomorrow’s championship match against Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
Franklin & Marshall looks to make some noise in the 2015 Centennial Conference (CC) Championships this weekend. At last year’s championships, F&M fell to eventual champion Hopkins by a 5-0 score in the semi final, as the match was played to decision. The Diplomats have made the CC Final once in their history (2011), but fell to the Blue Jays 5-0 and F&M has won two conference championships (1963, 1972) as members of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), while the Diplomats last appeared in the NCAA’s in 1997.
For the third time this season, Franklin & Marshall’s Doug Kaplan was named Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week for men’s tennis announced on Monday. This is the Diplomats’ fourth honor of the year, with three coming from Kaplan and one from Nolan Bacchieri.