No. 26 Diplomats Fall to Haverford

No. 26 Diplomats Fall to Haverford

HAVERFORD, Pa. – No. 26 Franklin & Marshall dropped a 5-4 Centennial Conference (CC) match to Haverford on Saturday afternoon. The Fords (9-5, 5-2 CC) picked up two doubles wins over the Diplomats (5-7, 4-2 CC) and each side recorded three singles victories in the 5-4 decision.

Haverford notched wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles spots, which proved to be a key factor in deciding the close match. F&M recorded its lone win in doubles at the No. 2 position as Tommy Weibye teamed up with Nolan Bacchieri to take down Matthew Cebui and Matt Romei 9-8 (10-8).

In singles action, F&M and Haverford split the six matches, with the Diplomats securing wins at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. William MacArthur (No. 3) and Bacchieri (No. 4) each notched straight set wins for F&M, while Weibye needed three sets to claim his victory at the No. 2 spot. MacArthur defeated Matt Romei 6-3, 6-4, Bacchieri picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win against Andy Dougherty, and Weibye tallied a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 triumph over Natty Sergay.

The Diplomats return to the court on Tuesday at Gettysburg in CC action. Match time is set for 4:00 pm.

Haverford College 5, #26 Franklin & Marshall 4
Apr 14, 2012 at Haverford, Pa. (Bramall Courts)

Singles competition
1. Kevin Caulfield (HAVMTN) def. Ross Silverberg (F&M) 6-4, 6-3
2. Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Natty Sergay (HAVMTN) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
3. William MacArthur (F&M) def. Matt Romei (HAVMTN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Andy Dougherty (HAVMTN) 6-0, 6-2
5. Jacob Weisenthal (HAVMTN) def. Eric Rouff (F&M) 6-4, 6-3
6. Matthew Cebul (HAVMTN) def. Samuel Stone (F&M) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Kevin Caulfield/Danny Himelstein (HAVMTN) def. Ross Silverberg/William MacArthur (F&M) 8-4
2. Tommy Weibye/Nolan Bacchieri (F&M) def. Matthew Cebul/Matt Romei (HAVMTN) 9-8 (10-8)
3. Will Garrett/Natty Sergay (HAVMTN) def. Cameron Relic/Parint Lertdumrikarn (F&M) 8-2