FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team, ranked No. 20 in the Atlantic South Region, upset No. 9 regionally ranked Salisbury by a 6-3 score, before falling to Mary Washington (No. 15 in the nation, No. 5 region) by a 9-0 tally on Saturday afternoon.
The Diplomats moved to 1-1 with the split in the opening day of the team's spring season.
By the Numbers (Salisbury)
F&M dominated doubles competition against the Sea Gulls, opening the match with three-straight wins to give the Diplomats a commanding 3-0 edge heading into singles.
The bottom part of F&M's order proved to be the difference as the No.4-6 spots all earned wins on the day, including Gavriel Rubenstein's match-clinching win at No. 5 in straight sets.
The Results (Salisbury)
2. Sarah Haas/Caitlin Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Claudia Lohn/Taylor Cooper (SAL) 8-4
1. Annika Kezman (SAL) def. Allison Wolters (FMCW) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-2)
2. Julia Kwedi (SAL) def. Nicole Russo (FMCW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Claudia Lohn (SAL) def. Sarah Haas (FMCW) 6-2, 6-4
4. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Taylor Cooper (SAL) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Sage Cole (SAL) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
6. Alex Collins (FMCW) def. Shannon Hickman (SAL) 6-0, 6-3
Order of Finish (Salisbury)
Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,6,5,4,1)
By the Numbers (Mary Washington)
Following the Eagles' 3-0 sweep in doubles, Mary Washington won each of the nine singles matchups in straight sets. Allison Wolters (No. 1) nearly knotted her match at 1-1 but came up short by a 7-6 (7-5) score in the tiebreaker.
The Results (Mary Washington)
2. Ashley Barrow/Caroline Mosberg (UMW) def. Sarah Haas/Caitlin Rummelsburg (FMCW) 8-3
1. Kait Brogan (UMW) def. Allison Wolters (FMCW) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Taylor Diffley (UMW) def. Nicole Russo (FMCW) 6-2, 6-4
3. Caroline Mosberg (UMW) def. Sarah Haas (FMCW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Rachel Summers (UMW) def. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Hannah Jabusch (UMW) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Danielle Mirabella (UMW) def. Alex Collins (FMCW) 6-1, 6-2
F&M closes out play tomorrow at day 2 of the Mary Washington Invitational, facing Methodist at 10:00 a.m.