March 17, 2006

Men's Tennis Competes on Spring Break in Florida

ORLANDO, FL - Franklin & Marshall College defeated Simpson College, but fell to Drew University, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and Stevens Institute of Technology to finish 1-3 in men's tennis during the team's spring break trip.

Versus Simpson on March 11, the Diplomats swept the doubles matches and captured the #2, 4, 5 and 6 singles matches to record a 5-2 win as Andrew Mayer (Sr., West Chester, PA/East), Ben Hart (Fr., Princeton, NJ/George School), Josh McGuiness (So., West Trenton, NJ/Peddie School) and Brett Joseph (So., Mount Kisco, NY/Fox Lane) earned victories in singles.

Drew swept the Diplomats 7-0 on March 12, while Stevens Tech knocked off Franklin & Marshall 5-2 on March 13. Against Stevens Tech, Mayer and Hart earned wins at #2 and #4 singles, respectively, as the pair led the team with 2-2 records in singles during the trip.

F&M concluded the trip on March 14 as Wisconsin-LaCrosse defeated the Diplomats 7-0 to drop Franklin & Marshall to 1-3 on the year.

Franklin & Marshall will continue the season on March 22 versus Shepard College at the Hempfield Area Recreation Center.

F&M 5, Simpson 2
Doubles
(1) Mayer & Michelman (F&M) def. Leavenworth & Johnson (S), 8-6
(2) Levy & Dave Janerich (F&M) def. Zivadinovic & Birsescu (S), 8-5
(3) Joseph & Colin Chang (F&M) default

Singles
(1) Matt Leavenworth (S) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 3-6, 6-3, retired
(2) Andrew Mayer (F&M) def. Matt Johnson (S), 6-2, 6-1
(3) Marteen Zivadinovic (S) def. Ben Michelman (F&M), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
(4) Ben Hart (F&M) def. Mihai Birsescu (S), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
(5) Josh McGuiness (F&M) def. Russel Place (S), 6-2, 6-0
(6) Brett Joseph (F&M) default


Drew 7, F&M 0
Doubles
(1) McDonald & Swenson (D) def. Mayer & Michelman (F&M), 8-4
(2) Rao & Lieblish (D) def. Chang & McGuiness (F&M), 8-3
(3) Kennedy & Woods (D) def. Dave Janerich & Brett Joseph (F&M), 8-2

Singles
(1) Ryan McDonald (D) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 6-2, 6-2
(2) Jason Swenson (D) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 6-2, 6-2
(3) Vik Rao (D) def. Ben Michelman (F&M), 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
(4) Ross Lieblich (D) def. Ben Hart (F&M), 6-2, 6-3
(5) Richard Rappaport (D) def. Josh McGuiness (F&M), 6-4, 6-4
(6) Jason Woods (D) def. Colin Chang (F&M), 7-6, 6-4


Stevens Tech 5, F&M 2
Doubles
(1) Su & Bana (ST) def. Mayer & Michelman (F&M), 8-5
(2) Levy & McGuiness (F&M) def. Mullican & Telford (ST), 8-5
(3) Athas & Arjun Metha (ST) def. Dave Janerich & Brett Joseph (F&M), 8-4

Singles
(1) Steve Su (ST) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
(2) Andrew Mayer (F&M) def. Ricky Bana (ST), 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
(3) Boris Kocheron (ST) def. Ben Michelman (F&M), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
(4) Ben Hart (F&M) def. Koba Athas (ST), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
(5) Yuriy Stelmakh (ST) def. Josh McGuiness (F&M), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
(6) Ian Mullican (ST) def. Colin Chang (F&M), 6-4, 6-4

Wisconsin-LaCrosse 7, F&M 0
Doubles
(1) Wrobleski & Vanlieshout (WL) def. Hart & Michelman (F&M), 8-5
(2) Bernard & Bradley (WL) def. Janerich & McGuiness (F&M), 8-5
(3) Strand & Mason (WL) def. Brett Joseph & Colin Chang (F&M), 8-1

Singles
(1) Dale Wrobleski (WL) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 6-0, 6-1
(2) Mike Vanlieshout (WL) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), (10-8)
(3) Grant Bernard (WL) def. Ben Michelman (F&M), 6-0, 6-1
(4) Deke Bradley (WL) def. Ben Hart (F&M), 6-1, 6-1
(5) Jeff Strand (WL) def. Josh McGuiness (F&M), 6-1, 6-0
(6) Garrett Mason (WL) def. Dave Janerich (F&M), 6-1 6-0