September 8, 2012

MacArthur, Silverberg Take Doubles Title at W&L Invitational

LEXINGTON, Va. - William MacArthur and Ross Silverberg captured the Flight A Doubles Championship to highlight the Franklin & Marshall men's tennis team's performance at the Washington & Lee Invitational this weekend.

MacArthur and Silverberg reeled off three wins in a row to secure the Flight A crown. The duo defeated Sewanee's Levi Joy and Connor Winkler 8-6 in the opening round, before downing Case Western's Richard Brunsting and Alex Solove 8-3 to advance to the finals. They then ousted another Case Western tandem, Kyle Gerber and John Healey, by an 8-4 margin to secure the title.

Silverberg also advanced to the finals of the Flight A Singles draw, but fell to Gerber of Case Western in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, in the final match to take second place. Silverberg edged a pair of foes in three sets to move on to the final round, defeating Sewanee's Winkler 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 and Will Drougas of Case Western 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

In Flight B Singles, Doug Kaplan shook off a first round loss with a pair of wins to nab the consolation portion of the bracket. Kaplan downed Joy 6-1, 6-2 and Eric Roddy 6-4, 6-2, both of Sewanee, to close out singles play strongly.

The Diplomats continue their fall season next weekend at the Villanova Invitational.