March 24, 2012

Diplomats Defeat Shoremen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Franklin & Marshall picked up a 6-3 victory at Washington College in its Centennial Conference (CC) men's tennis opener on Saturday. The Diplomats improve to 2-3 (1-0 CC), while the Shoremen drop to 3-4 (1-1 CC).

No. 2 Tommy Weibye and No. 4 Nolan Bacchieri recorded straight set wins in singles. Weibye took his match 6-1, 6-0 over Vishnu Rajes, and and Bacchieri notched a victory over Marc Cywinski with scores of 6-2, 6-2. No. 3 William MacArthur won a first-set tiebreaker and went on to claim the victory, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 over Dan Boate. At No. 1 singles, Ross Silverberg downed Kevin Papen in three sets. Silverberg took the first in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-5), with Papen securing the second set 6-1, and Silverberg responding in the third set with a 6-2 win.

In doubles action, F&M took the first two matches with the Shoremen claiming the third. MacArthur and Silverberg teamed up to defeat Papen and Aaron Ellison 8-6 at No. 1, while Weibye and Bacchieri nipped Cywinski and Bajes in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (8-6).

The Diplomats return to the court on Wednesday as F&M hosts its home opener against Ursinus in CC action. Match time is set for 4:00 pm.

Franklin & Marshall 6, Washington College 3

Singles competition

1. Ross Silverberg (F&M) def. Kevin Papen (WC) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-2

2. Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Vishnu Rajes (WC) 6-1, 6-0

3. William MacArthur (F&M) def. Dan Boate (WC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

4. Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Marc Cywinski (WC) 6-2, 6-2

5. Aaron Ellison (WC) def. Cameron Relic (F&M) 6-1, 6-0

6. Kyle Lisco (WC) def. Alec Tunner (F&M) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. William MacArthur/Ross Silverberg (F&M) def. Kevin Papen/Aaron Ellison (WC) 8-6

2. Tommy Weibye/Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Marc Cywinski/Vishnu Rajes (WC) 9-8 (8-6)

3. Dan Boate/Andrew Laux (WC) def. Cameron Relic/Peter Bookman (F&M) 8-3

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