March 16, 2012

F&M Concludes Spring Break Trip 3-3

ORLANDO, Fla. - Franklin & Marshall wrapped up its annual spring break trip to Florida with defeats to St. Lawrence, 7-2, and Wisconsin-Lacrosse, 8-1, before blanking Wisconsin Lutheran, 9-0 to close out the week. The Diplomats are now 3-3 on the year.

Against St. Lawrence, Julia Fiala posted the only singles win for the Diplomats at the No. 5 position, while Katherine Perry and Anya Sahaydachny teamed up for a victory at No. 2 doubles. Fiala took down Shannon Murphy by a 6-4, 6-0 count, and Perry and Sahaydachny tallied an 8-5 win over Elizabeth Geer and Murphy.

The Diplomats then fell to Wisconsin-Lacrosse 8-1 in a match that was much closer than the final score would indicate. Despite Nina Simic being the only F&M victor in singles play, three of the six singles matchups stretched to three sets and two of the doubles points went to tiebreakers. Simic downed Megan Fallon 6-0, 0-6, 10-8 at No. 6 singles for the Diplomats lone point.

F&M concluded its week with a convincing 9-0 triumph over Wisconsin Lutheran. The Diplomats notched straight set wins at five of the six singles spots, and cruised to victories at all three doubles positions.

Fiala blanked Lindsay Gauger 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4, and Perry and Simic dropped just one game in wins at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively. Perry defeated Alyssa Strangstalien 6-1, 6-0, while Simic was triumphant 6-0, 6-1 against Stephanie Kudek. Shannon Littlefield lost only two games in a 6-1, 6-1 win against Whitney Stibb at No. 5, while Megan FitzMaurice posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over Emily Pearson at No. 2. Sahaydachny rounded out the sweep by outlasting Kathryn Hendee 1-6, 6-3, 10-3 at the No. 1 spot.

In doubles, the teams of Sahaydachny and Fiala (No. 2) and Littlefield and Naomi Smith (No. 3) dropped just one game apiece in 8-1 wins, while FitzMaurice and Dana Sleeper won 8-3 at No. 1.

F&M opens Centennial Conference (CC) play on Saturday, March 24 at Washington College at 12:00 pm.

St. Lawrence 7, Franklin & Marshall 2

Singles competition
1. Hillary Drewry (STLAW) def. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) 6-0, 6-0
2. Elkie Vandenbeemt (STLAW) def. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) 6-2, 6-2
3. Olivia Arroyo (STLAW) def. Dana Sleeper (F&M) 6-1, 6-1
4. Elizabeth Geer (STLAW) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 10-5
5. Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Shannon Murphy (STLAW) 6-4, 6-0
6. Anna Young (STLAW) def. Shannon Littlefield (F&M) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Hillary Drewry/Elkie Vandenbeemt (STLAW) def. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) 8-3
2. Katherine Perry/Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) def. Elizabeth Geer/Shannon Murphy (STLAW) 8-5
3. Olivia Arroyo/Anna Young (STLAW) def. Shannon Littlefield/Naomi Smith (F&M) 8-2

 

Wisconsin-Lacrosse 8, Franklin & Marshall 1

Singles competition
1. Jenny Maruyama (WL) def. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) 1-6, 6-2, 10-1
2. Olivia Hartwick (WL) def. Dana Sleeper (F&M) 2-6, 6-4, 10-3
3. Abby Tresedder (WL) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) 6-3, 2-6, 14-12
4. Andrea Vivian (WL) def. Julia Fiala (F&M) 7-5, 6-3
5. Karie Williams (WL) def. Shannon Littlefield (F&M) 7-5, 6-4
6. Nina Simic (F&M) def. Megan Fallon (WL) 6-0, 0-6, 10-8
Doubles competition
1. Olivia Hartwick/Abby Tresedder (WL) def. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) 9-8
2. Jenny Maruyama/Andrea Vivian (WL) def. Anya Sahaydachny/Julia Fiala (F&M) 9-8
3. Lindsay Seccombe/Julia Johnson (WL) def. Shannon Littlefield/Naomi Smith (F&M) 8-2

 

Franklin & Marshall 9, Wisconsin Lutheran 0

Singles competition
1. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) def. Hendee, Kathryn (WLCWT11) 1-6, 6-3, 10-3
2. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) def. Pearson, Emily (WLCWT11) 6-1, 6-3
3. Katherine Perry (F&M) def. Strangstalien, A. (WLCWT11) 6-1, 6-0
4. Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Gauger, Lindsay (WLCWT11) 6-0, 6-0
5. Shannon Littlefield (F&M) def. Stibb, Whitney (WLCWT11) 6-1, 6-1
6. Nin Simic (F&M) def. Kudek, Stephanie (WLCWT11) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) def. Hendee, Kathryn/Gauger, Lindsay (WLCWT11) 8-3
2. Anya Sahaydachny/Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Pearson, Emily/Strangstalien, A. (WLCWT11) 8-1
3. Shannon Littlefield/Naomi Smith (F&M) def. Mathiak, Erin/Glasel, Terri (WLCWT11) 8-1