LANCASTER, PA - The Franklin & Marshall College men's tennis team improved to 7-3 on the year as the team dropped visiting York College of Pennsylvania, 6-1.
The match marked the first ever meeting between the two local colleges as the Diplomats captured the match with a strong showing in singles.
Leading 2-1 after doubles, F&M took control of the match Alex Chester (Jr., Coral Gables, FL/Palmer-Trinity) outlasted Brian Frey 6-2, 6-2 at #1, before Alex Levy (So., West Windsor, CT/Lawrenceville School), Alex Sanchez-Sierra (Jr., Tangier, Morocco/American College of Tangier), Ben Michelman (Fr., Severna Park, MD/Severn School) and Mark Watson (Fr., New York, NY/Hyde School-Woodstock) rolled to wins at #2, 4, 5 and 6, respectively, for the deciding factor.
Franklin & Marshall (7-3, 2-0 Centennial Conference) will continue the season on April 1 at Gettysburg College. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m.
F&M 6, York 1
(1) Alex Chester (F&M) def. Brian Frey (Y), 6-2, 6-2
(2) Alex Levy (F&M) def. Jon Mattes (Y), 6-1, 6-2
(3) Ryan Weber (Y) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 6-1, 6-3
(4) Alex Sanchez-Sierra (F&M) def. Dave Tabachnik (Y), 6-0, 6-1
(5) Ben Michelman (F&M) def. Devin Long (Y), 6-4, 6-1
(6) Mark Watson (F&M) def. Rob Schab (Y), 6-2, 6-3
(1) Chester/Mayer (F&M) def. Ryan Weber/Rich Ganzman (Y) 8-6
(2) Frey/Long (Y) def. Sanchez-Sierra/Michelman (F&M) 8-6
(3) Levy/Charles Alston (F&M) def. Mattes/Schab (Y) 8-5