April 14, 2012

F&M Shuts Out Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall swept past Ursinus 9-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's tennis action on Saturday. The Diplomats improve to 6-8, 3-5 CC with the victory, while the Bears drop to 4-12, 0-8 CC.

The Diplomats cruised to wins at each of the three doubles positions to take a 3-0 lead. Julia Fiala and Shannon Littlefield took down Jami Dumler and Renee Tornea at No. 3, 8-1, while the tandems of Danielle Weiner and Anya Sahaydachny (No. 1) and Dana Sleeper and Megan FitzMaurice (No. 2) each rolled to 8-3 triumphs.

In singles play, Fiala registered her second convincing win of the day with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Dana McDonough at the No. 4 position to move to 8-5 on the year. Sleeper and Weiner also notched a straight set wins, with Sleeper defeating Audrey Whitebloom with scores of 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 and Weiner downing Jimena Talavera 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 at No. 1.

Sahaydachny outlasted Jessica Tyrrell in a three-setter at No. 2, 6-2, 2-6, 10-7, while Littlefield also shook off a second-set defeat to win in three sets over Dumler at No. 5, 6-2, 1-6, 10-7. Victoria Lussier took down Tornea at No. 6 to complete the shutout, 8-2.

The Diplomats return to the court on Wednesday at Dickinson in CC action at 4:00 pm.

Franklin & Marshall 9, Ursinus College 0

Singles competition
1. Danielle Weiner (F&M) def. Jimena Talavera (UC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
2. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) def. Jessica Tyrrell (UC) 6-2, 2-6, 10-7
3. Dana Sleeper (F&M) def. Audrey Whitebloom (UC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Dana McDonough (UC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Shannon Littlefield (F&M) def. Jami Dumler (UC) 6-2, 1-6, 10-7
6. Victoria Lussier (F&M) def. Renee Tornea (UC) 8-2
Doubles competition
1. Danielle Weiner/Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) def. Jimena Talavera/Jessica Tyrrell (UC) 8-3
2. Dana Sleeper/Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) def. Audrey Whitebloom/Dana McDonough (UC) 8-3
3. Julia Fiala/Shannon Littlefield (F&M) def. Jami Dumler/Renee Tornea (UC) 8-1
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