F&M Rolls Past Drexel

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall rolled to an 8-1 triumph over visiting Drexel in its season opener on Friday at the Mayser Center. The No. 14 Diplomats (1-0) secured victories at positions 2-9, including six in straight games, to top the No. 32 Dragons (0-1).

At No. 2, Emily Caldwell defeated Kaitlyn Money in her career-opening match with scores of 11-4, 15-13, 11-5, while Chelsea Ross downed Disha Thahryamal at No. 3 11-6, 11-0, 11-6.

Erin Golueke and Katherine Perry both posted straight-game victories at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, with Golueke taking down Katie Barnes 11-9, 11-4, 11-5, and Perry tallying an 11-8, 11-3, 11-2 win over Kiran Vasudevan.

Elizabeth Gatling and Cris Margaret Frias also notched wins in three games, with Gatling winning 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 at No. 7 and Frias nabbing an 11-2, 11-8, 11-2 victory at No. 8.

No. 6 Jazmin Matos secured a four-game win at No. 6 (11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8), while Dana Rapisarda also recorded a four-game victory at No. 9 (11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9).

The Diplomats return to action tomorrow at No. 4 Princeton at 12:00 p.m.

#14 Franklin & Marshall 8, #32 Drexel 1

1. Damindhi Udangawa (DREX) def. Halley Cruice (F&M) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
2. Emily Caldwell (F&M) def. Kaitlyn Money (DREX) 11-4, 15-13, 11-5
3. Chelsea Ross (F&M) def. Disha Thahryamal (DREX) 11-6, 11-0, 11-6
4. Erin Golueke (F&M) def. Katie Barnes (DREX) 11-9, 11-4, 11-5
5. Katherine Perry (F&M) def. Kiran Vasudevan (DREX) 11-8, 11-3, 11-2
6. Jazmin Matos (F&M) def. Laura Rahauser (DREX) 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8
7. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) def. Atigah Shahrin (DREX) 11-3, 11-6, 11-4
8. Cris Margaret Frias (F&M) def. Courtney Sabo (DREX) 11-2, 11-8, 11-2
9. Dana Rapisarda (F&M) def. Davila Thompson (DREX) 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9
Exh. Krista Lancione (F&M) def. Andrea Miguelez (DREX) 11-0, 11-1, 11-3