March 14, 2012

Diplomats Open Spring Season 2-2

ORLANDO, Fla. – Franklin & Marshall's men's tennis team opened its 2012 spring season with several non-conference match-ups on its spring break trip to Florida. Half way through the week, the squad has gone 2-2, defeating UMass-Boston and Emory-Oxford, while falling to Valparaiso and Monmouth (Ill.).

In the first match, F&M took a quick 3-0 lead with wins at each doubles spot. At No. 1 Nolan Bacchieri teamed up with Tommy Weibye for an 8-5 victory. Peter Bookman and Cameron Relic were victors at No. 2 with a 8-4 win, while Sam Stone and Alex Turner picked up the win in the third spot with a commanding 8-1 score, heading into the singles matches.

The Diplomats took three out of the four singles matches to pull away with a 6-1 win. Bacchieri defeated UMass-Boston's David Hernandez 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 and Kazuhiro Tomioka bested Charles Lai 6-4, 6-0, at No. 3. Stone wrapped things up with an 8-1 win at No. 5. The Beacons picked up their lone victory as Alex Loyer defeated Eric Rouff, 1-6,7-5, 6-4, at the No. 2 spot.

F&M fell Monday afternoon to Valparaiso, 5-2. The Diplomats picked up their lone victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. Ross Silverberg took down Chris Baum 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, and Weibye won 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 against Kevin DeHerrera.

Bouncing back on Tuesday, the Diplomats cruised past Emory-Oxford 9-0. Silverberg and Rouff each collected 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles, while William MacArthur and Bacchieri both took 6-1, 6-1 victories. Weibye nabbed a 6-0, 6-1 win and Relic won with scores of 6-2,6-0.

In doubles action, Relic and Bookman teamed up to sweep the Eagles team of Martin Porterfield and Gregory Sefian 8-0. The duo of Silverberg and MacArthur defeated Gustavo Linde and Zachary Hersman 8-1, while Bacchieri and Weibye combined to take down Alex Day and Michael Lem 8-2.

In their last match on Tuesday evening, F&M fell to Monmouth (Ill.) 6-3. The lone singles winner for the Diplomats was No. 6 Tomioka, who defeated Tyler Lampe 6-1, 6-4.

The final two wins for F&M came in doubles play, with the Diplomats No. 2 and No. 3 teams winning. The team of Bacchieri and Weibye took down Chris Utterback and Parker Featherston 9-7, while Bookman and Relic teamed up to defeat Lampe and Chris Franco 8-5.

The Diplomats continue spring break play on March 15 at 11:30 am, when F&M takes on N.C. Central.

Singles competition

1. Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. David Hernandez (UMBMT) 6-4, 6-3

2. Alex Loyer (UMBMT) def. Eric Rouff (F&M) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

3. Kazuhiro Tomioka (F&M) def. Charles Lai (UMBMT) 6-4, 6-0

4. Seth Shavers (UMBMT) vs. Geoffrey Brennan (F&M) 2-6, 2-3, unfinished

5. Sam Stone (F&M) def. Lyle Analetto (UMBMT) 8-1

6. Himanshu Dubey (UMBMT) vs. Tim Belford (F&M) 2-4, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. Nolan Bacchieri/Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Charles Lai/David Hernandez (UMBMT) 8-5

2. Peter Bookman/Cameron Relic (F&M) def. Alex Loyer/Seth Shavers (UMBMT) 8-4

3. Sam Stone/Alec Turner (F&M) def. Lyle Analetto/Himanshu Dubey (UMBMT) 8-1

Match Notes

Franklin and Marshall 1-0

UMass Boston 0-1

Singles competition

1. Ross Silverberg (F&M) def. Chris Baum (VALPO) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

2. Eric Honert (VALPO) def. William MacArthur (F&M) 6-4, 6-0

3. Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Kevin DeHerrera (VALPO) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

4. Adam Whitmer (VALPO) def. Cameron Relic (F&M) 6-1, 6-1

5. Egan Hart (VALPO) def. Alec Tunner (F&M) 6-4, 7-5

6. Michael Woodson (VALPO) def. Kazuhiro Tomioka (F&M) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Chris Baum/Adam Whitmer (VALPO) def. William MacArthur/Ross Silverberg (F&M) 8-6

2. Kevin DeHerrera/Eric Honert (VALPO) def. Nolan Bacchieri/Tommy Weibye (F&M) 8-2

Match Notes

Franklin & Marshall 1-1

Valparaiso 5-4

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,3,1,6,5)

Singles competition

1. Ross Silverberg (F&M) def. Alex Day (OEC) 6-0, 6-0

2. Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Gustavo Linde (OEC) 6-0, 6-1

3. William MacArthur (F&M) def. Zachary Hersman (OEC) 6-1, 6-1

4. Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Michael Lem (OEC) 6-1, 6-1

5. Cameron Relic (F&M) def. Martin Porterfield (OEC) 6-2, 6-0

6. Eric Rouff (F&M) def. Gregory Sefian (OEC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Ross Silverberg/William MacArthur (F&M) def. Gustavo Linde/Zachary Hersman (OEC) 8-1

2. Nolan Bacchieri/Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Alex Day/Michael Lem (OEC) 8-2

3. Cameron Relic/Peter Bookman (F&M) def. Martin Porterfield/Gregory Sefian (OEC) 8-0

Match Notes

Oxford-Emory 0-1

Franklin & Marshall 2-1

Singles competition

1. Chris Franco (MC) def. Alec Turner (F&M) 6-2, 6-3

2. David Johnson (MC) def. Eric Rouff (F&M) 6-4, 6-1

3. David Stewart (MC) def. Geoffrey Brennan (F&M) 6-1, 6-3

4. Parker Featherston (MC) def. Samuel Stone (F&M) 6-3, 6-0

5. Chris Utterback (MC) def. Tim Belford (F&M) 6-2, 6-1

6. Kazuhiro Tomioka (F&M) def. Tyler Lampe (MC) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. David Stewart/David Johnson (MC) def. William MacArthur/Ross Silverberg (F&M) 8-6

2. Nolan Bacchieri/Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Chris Utterback/Parker Featherston (MC) 9-7

3. Peter Bookman/Cameron Relic (F&M) def. Tyler Lampe/Chris Franco (MC) 8-5

Match Notes

Monmouth College 6-8