F&M Upsets Salisbury to Earn Split at Mary Washington Invite

F&M Upsets Salisbury to Earn Split at Mary Washington Invite

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) 

Doubles Competition 

1. Allison Wolters/Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Annika Kezman/Julia Kwedi (SAL) 8-6

2. Sarah Haas/Caitlin Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Claudia Lohn/Taylor Cooper (SAL) 8-4

3. Allysan Breece/Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Shannon Hickman/Sage Cole (SAL) 8-5 

Singles Competition 

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) 

Doubles Competition 

1. Kait Brogan/Taylor Diffley (UMW) def. Allison Wolters/Nicole Russo (FMCW) 8-2

2. Ashley Barrow/Caroline Mosberg (UMW) def. Sarah Haas/Caitlin Rummelsburg (FMCW) 8-3

3. Sara Fioretti/Rachel Summers (UMW) def. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allysan Breece (FMCW) 8-2 

Singles Competition 

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

Up Next

F&M closes out play tomorrow at day 2 of the Mary Washington Invitational, facing Methodist at 10:00 a.m.