LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall dropped a 7-2 decision to visiting Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) women's tennis action on Saturday. The Diplomats fall to 4-8, 1-5 CC, while the Garnet, ranked 11th in the Atlantic South Region, move to 7-2, 6-0 CC.
Dana Sleeper and Nina Simic recorded the lone wins of the day in singles play for F&M. At the No. 4 position, Sleeper downed Katie Samuelson in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, while Simic outlasted Gayatri Iyengar in three sets at No. 6 with scores of 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.
At No. 5 singles, Julia Fiala nabbed a 6-3 triumph in the first set, but Stephanie Chia responded with 7-6, 6-0 wins in the final two sets to secure the victory for the Garnet.
The Diplomats return to the court on Wednesday at home against Gettysburg in CC action.
Swarthmore 7, Franklin & Marshall 2
|1. Lia Carlson (SWAT) def. Danielle Weiner (F&M) 6-0, 6-0|
|2. Emily Rosenblum (SWAT) def. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Kelsey Johnson (SWAT) def. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Dana Sleeper (F&M) def. Katie Samuelson (SWAT) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. Stephanie Chia (SWAT) def. Julia Fiala (F&M) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0|
|6. Nina Simic (F&M) def. Gayatri Iyengar (SWAT) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4|
|1. Lia Carlson/Emily Rosenblum (SWAT) def. Danielle Weiner/Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) 8-2|
|2. Epiphany English/Kelsey Johnson (SWAT) def. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) 8-3|
|3. Brooke Wilkins/Gayatri Iyengar (SWAT) def. Julia Fiala/Nina Simic (F&M) 8-5|