Cruice Leads Diplomats at PHATTT Men's Team Tennis Championships

HAVERFORD, PA - Seth Cruice (So., Darien, CT/Greens Farms) placed third at #3-4 singles to lead the Franklin & Marshall men's tennis team at the Philadelphia Area Team Tennis Tournament hosted by Haverford College.

Cruice rolled through his early match downing Jamie Goldman of Muhlenberg 6-1, 6-4 before falling to Kelen Webb of Haverford 6-1, 6-1. In the third place match, Cruice downed Ross Lieblich of Drew 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (5).

George Stamboulis (Sr., Ekali, Greece/American Community School) placed fourth at #5-6 singles as he defeated Tim Ness of Muhlenberg 6-1, 6-1, but fell to Tad Henry of Haverford 6-1, 6-2 before dropping a 6-2, 6-0 match to Jason Woods of Drew in the third place showdown.

The best match of the tournament may have occurred in the consolation finals at #1-2 singles as Andrew Mayer (Sr., West Chester, PA/West Chester East) defeated Alex Levy (Sr., West Windsor, NJ/Lawrenceville) 7-5, 6-7 (6), 1-0 (2) to finish fifth in the bracket.

In the #3-4 singles consolation final, Vik Rao of Drew defeated Ben Hart (Fr., Newtown, PA/George School) 7-5, 6-1 as Hart placed sixth in the bracket, while Mark Watson (So., New York, NY/Hyde School) fell to Rick Rapoport of Drew 6-2, 6-4 in the #5-6 singles consolation finals match to finish sixth.

At #1 doubles, the team of Levy and Mayer finished third as the duo bested the pairing of Jamie Goldman and Brad Gutwillig 8-6. F&M also picked up third at #2 doubles as Cruice and Dave Janerich (Fr., Kingston, PA/Wyoming Seminary) downed Jesse Kirschenbaum and Tim Ness of Muhlenberg 8-5

For his performance and conduct, Hart was awarded the sportsmanship trophy at #3-4 singles as voted on the tournament's players and coaches.

#1 & 2 Singles
Ryan McDonald (Drew) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 6-4, 6-0
Evan Stiegel (Haverford) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0

#3 & 4 Singles
Seth Cruice (F&M) def. Jamie Goldman (Muhlenberg), 6-1, 6-4
Kellen Webb (Haverford) def. Seth Cruice (F&M), 6-1, 6-1
Thomas Kincade (Haverford) def. Ben Hart (F&M), 6-2, 6-0

#5 & 6 Singles
George Stamboulis (F&M) def. Tim Ness (Muhlenberg), 6-1, 6-1
Tad Henry (Haverford) def. George Stamboulis (F&M), 6-1, 6-2
Jason Woods (Drew) def. Mark Watson (F&M), 6-2, 6-2

#7-8 Singles
Marc Adelberg (Haverford) def. Dave Janerich (F&M), 8-3

#1 Doubles
Even Stiegel/Elmer Trust (Haverford) def. Alex Levy/Andrew Mayer (F&M), 8-6

#2 Doubles
Ryan McDonald/Rich Rapaport (Drew) def. Seth Cruice/Dave Janerich (F&M), 8-2

#3 Doubles
George Stamboulis/Ben Hart (F&M) def. David Weiss/Randy Salani (Muhlenberg), 8-1

#4 Doubles
Matt Kakot/Alex Salton (Haverford) def. Mark Watson/Marc Adelberg (F&M), 8-5

#1 & 2 Singles Consolation
Alex Levy (F&M) def. Brad Gutwiilig (Muhlenberg), 6-1, 6-1
Andrew Mayer (F&M) def. Jesse Kirschenbaum (Muhlenberg), 6-1, 6-2
Andrew Mayer (F&M) def. Alex Levy (F&M), 7-5, 6-7 (6), 1-0

#3 & 4 Singles Consolation
Ben Hart (F&M) def. David Weiss (Muhlenberg), 6-1, 6-2
Vik Rao (Drew) def. Ben Hart (F&M), 7-5, 6-1

#5 & 6 Singles Consolation
Mark Watson (F&M) def. Randy Saleri (Muhlenberg), 6-0, 6-0
Rick Rapoport (Drew) def. Mark Watson (F&M), 6-2, 6-4

#7-8 Singles Consolation
Matt Kakot (Haverford) def. Dave Janerich (F&M), 8-2

#1 Doubles Consolation
Alex Levy/Andrew Mayser (F&M) def. Jamie Goldman/Brad Gutwillig (Muhlenberg), 8-6

#2 Doubles Consolation
Seth Cruice/Dave Janeric (F&M) def. Jesse Kirschenbaum/Tim Ness (Muhlenberg), 8-5

#3 Doubles Final
Stephen Feder/David Merrell (Haverford) def. Ben Hart/George Stamboulis (F&M), 8-0

#4 Doubles Consolation
Mark Watson (F&M)/Marc Adelberg (Haverford) def. Theo Livadiotis (Drew)/Pat Gleeson (Haverford), 10-8