March 17, 2005

Franklin & Marshall Men's Tennis Finishes 2-2 on Spring Break Trip to Orlando

LANCASTER, PA - The Franklin & Marshall College men's tennis team opened the season 2-2 as the Diplomats defeated Knox College (5-0 W) and Drew University (5-2 W), but fell to Skidmore College (7-0 L) and Division I The University of Rhode Island (5-2 L) in Orlando, Florida.

Franklin & Marshall (2-2, 0-0 Centennial Conference) will continue the season on March 30 at McDaniel College. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m.

Rhode Island 5, Franklin & Marshall 2
Doubles
1) Parente & Dan Regan (URI) def. Chester & Lindenberg (F&M), 8-4
2) Carvalho & Redmond (URI) def. Mayer & Pilkington (F&M), 8-4
3) Bruzza & Tevooren (URI) def. Levy & Michelman (F&M), 8-4
Singles
1) Rob Stephen (URI) def. Alex Chester (F&M), 6-2, 6-1
2) Alex Levy (F&M) def. Nate Carvalho (URI), 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
3) Nick Barbera (URI) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 6-1, 6-4
4) Kevin Redmond (URI) def. Dan Lindenberg (F&M), 6-4, 6-4
5) Andrew Tervooren (URI) def. Bryan Pilkington (F&M), 6-2, 6-2
6) Ben Michelman (F&M) def. Dan Bruzga (URI), 6-2, 6-3

Skidmore 7, F&M 0
Doubles
1) Cloder & Sher (S) def. Chester & Lindenberg (F&M), 8-4
2) Mayer & Pilkington (F&M) def. Hitbino & McKechnie (S), 8-5
3) Greg Rodelosso & Martin (S) def. Levy & Michelman (F&M), 8-5
Singles
1) Russ Cloder (S) def. Alex Chester (F&M), 6-2, 6-1
2) Greg Sher (S) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 6-1, 6-0
3) Tyson McKechnie (S) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
4) Jack Martin (S) def. Dan Lindenberg (F&M), 6-4, 7-5
5) Steve Hibino (S) def. Bryan Pilkington (F&M), 6-4, 6-4
6) Alex Ishelin (S) def. Ben Michelman (F&M), 7-6, 7-6

Franklin & Marshall 5, Drew 2
Doubles
1) Rucker & McDonald (D) def. Chester & Lindenberg (F&M), 8-5
2) Swenson & Lieblich (D) def. Mayer & Pilkington (F&M), 8-2
3) Rao & Pivor (D) def. Levy & Michelman (F&M), 8-4
Singles
1) Alex Chester (F&M) def. Jason Swenson (D), 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
2) Josh Rucker (D) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
3) Andrew Mayer (F&M) def. Ryan McDonald (D), 6-3, 6-2
4) Dan Lindenberg (F&M) def. Vik Rao (D), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
5) Bryan Pilkington (F&M) def. Ross Lieblich (D), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
6) Ben Michelman (F&M) def. Jon Pivor (D), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Franklin & Marshall 5, Knox 2
Doubles
1) Chester & Lindenberg (F&M) def. Ben Gildehaus & Petrovich (K), 8-6
2) Mayer & Pilkington (F&M) def. Moeser & Change (K), 8-6
3) Levy & Michelman (F&M) def. Betts & Moten (K), 8-7 (7-5)
Singles
1) Alex Chester (F&M) def. Jon Betts (K), 6-0, 6-2
2) No Match
3) Andrew Mayer (F&M) def. Steve Petrovich (K), 6-0, 6-1
4) Dan Lindenberg (F&M) def. Adam Moeser (K), 6-3, 6-1
5) Bryan Pilkington (F&M) def. Sam Gagnard (K), 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
6) No Match