May 10, 2013

Silverberg Named Player of the Year; Four Diplomats Earn All-CC

Complete All-CC Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's tennis player Ross Silverberg was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year, while four Diplomats were named All-CC announced Friday. In addition to being named the conference's top player, Silverberg earned first team recognition in singles while William MacArthur landed on the second team. In doubles, Silverberg and Tommy Weibye were a second team selection along with the duo of MacArthur and Nolan Bacchieri.

Silverberg (Cherry Hill, N.J. / Cherry Hill East) was named to the first team for the third-consecutive year and was a second team pick after his freshman campaign. He is only the second player in program history to be named player of the year, the other being Sherif Abdel-Misih in 1997.

On the season, Silverberg tallied a 20-9 mark from the No. 1 position, which tied the school record for wins in a season. His 66 career victories also tied an F&M record that has stood since 1997.

MacArthur (Gaithersburg, Md. / Magruder) earned his second All-CC second team singles honor, with the other coming in 2011, after posting 12 wins and a 6-1 record in conference play. At the No. 2 spot, MacArthur finished the season strong by winning seven of his final 10 matches.

Weibye (Saddle River, N.J. / Saddle River Day) makes his way onto the All-CC doubles team for the first time in his career after pairing with Silverberg at No. 2 to accumulate an 8-4 record. In conference play, the pair went 6-1 and finished the season by winning seven of their final 10.

Bacchieri (Kennett Square, Pa. / Tower Hill School) lands on the All-CC doubles team for the second time in his career, teaming with Weibye last season to earn second team honors. This season, Bacchieri makes the list along with MacArthur after posting a 10-5 record, primarily at the No. 1 spot. In conference play, the pair went 5-3 and closed out the season as winners of four straight.