April 7, 2012

Diplomats Upset No. 21 Swarthmore

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall defeated No. 21 Swarthmore College 5-4 Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) men's tennis action. The Diplomats (5-6, 4-1 CC) took two of the three doubles points from the Garnet (9-8, 3-2 CC), while the two sides both captured wins at three singles spots.

In doubles, the No. 1 team of Ross Silverberg and William MacArthur took down Zak Kelm and Maxwell Bressmen 8-4, while the No. 2 team of Tommy Weibye and Nolan Bacchieri notched a victory against Max Kaye and Christian Carcione 8-5.

The Diplomats secured wins at the top two spots in singles action, with Silverberg picking up a win over Kelm at No. 1 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, and No. 2 Weibye taking down Anthony Collard 6-3, 7-5. The other F&M singles victory came from No. 4 Bacchieri, who overcame a first-set defeat to claim a three-set win over Kaye 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to seal the F&M victory.

F&M returns to the court on Saturday when the Diplomats travel to Haverford for a CC match-up. Match time is set for 12:00 pm.

Franklin & Marshall 5, #21 Swarthmore 4
Apr 07, 2012 at Lancaster, Pa.

Singles competition
1. Ross Silverberg (F&M) def. Zak Kelm (SWATMT) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
2. Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Anthony Collard (SWATMT) 6-3, 7-5
3. Maxwell Bressman (SWATMT) def. William MacArthur (F&M) 7-5, 7-5
4. Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Max Kaye (SWATMT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Preston Poon (SWATMT) def. Cameron Relic (F&M) 6-1, 6-2
6. Daniel Park (SWATMT) def. Eric Rouff (F&M) 7-5, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Ross Silverberg/William MacArthur (F&M) def. Zak Kelm/Maxwell Bressman (SWATMT) 8-4
2. Tommy Weibye/Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Max Kaye/Christian Carcione (SWATMT) 8-5
3. Anthony Collard/Daniel Park (SWATMT) def. Cameron Relic/Peter Bookman (F&M) 8-2
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