December 3, 2011

F&M Falls to Yale, Bates

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall dropped a pair of home matches to Yale and Bates on Saturday at the Mayser Center to conclude the 2011 portion of its schedule. The 17th-ranked Diplomats (0-4) fell to second-ranked Yale (1-0) and 11th-ranked Bates (4-1) by identical 9-0 scores.

The Diplomats faced a stiff challenge against the second-ranked Bulldogs. Erin Golueke put together the most competitive match of the bunch, stretching Alexandra Van Arkel to four games at the No. 4 spot before falling, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7.

F&M posted several close calls in a losing effort against Bates. At No. 9, Stephanie Tzarnas jumped out to a two-game lead with 11-6, 11-9 triumphs to begin the match, but Jane Mayer rallied to take the final three games and the match. At No. 3, Halley Cruice was edged by Myriam Kelly in four tight games, 12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9.

F&M returns to action on Friday, Jan. 13 at the Yale Round Robin against Williams at 6:00 pm.

#2 Yale 9, #17 Franklin & Marshall 0

Singles competition
1. Millie Tomlinson (YALE) def. Morgan Smith (F&M) 11-7, 11-6, 11-2
2. Kim Hay (YALE) def. Roxanna Mead (F&M) 11-3, 11-1, 11-6
3. Rhetta Nadas (YALE) def. Halley Cruice (F&M) 11-0, 11-0, 11-2
4. Alexandra Van Arkel (YALE) def. Erin Golueke (F&M) 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7
5. Katie Ballaine (YALE) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7
6. Lillian Fast (YALE) def. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) 11-2, 11-7, 11-6
7. Aly Kerr (YALE) def. Gabby Robinson (F&M) 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
8. Katie Harrison (YALE) def. Tanya Arora (F&M) 11-5, 11-3, 11-3
9. Anna Harrison (YALE) def. Stephanie Tzarnas (F&M) 11-2, 11-4, 11-1

#11 Bates 9, #17 Franklin & Marshall 0

Singles competition
1. Nessrine Ariffin (BU) def. Morgan Smith (F&M) 11-1, 11-1, 11-9
2. Cheri-Ann Parris (BU) def. Roxanna Mead (F&M) 14-12, 11-5, 11-1
3. Myriam Kelly (BU) def. Halley Cruice (F&M) 12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9
4. Ashley Brooks (BU) def. Erin Golueke (F&M) 11-6, 11-5, 12-10
5. Samantha Matos (BU) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) 11-8, 11-8, 11-6
6. Rakey Drammeh (BU) def. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5
7. Chloe Mitchell (BU) def. Gabby Robinson (F&M) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6
8. Lesea Bourke (BU) def. Tanya Arora (F&M) 11-4, 11-4, 11-2
9. Jane Mayer (BU) def. Stephanie Tzarnas (F&M) 6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
Exh. Henrietta Goelet (F&M) def. Rokya Samake (BU) 14-12, 11-8, 13-11
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