Diplomats Topple Shorewomen; Secure First Round Bye

Diplomats Topple Shorewomen; Secure First Round Bye

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team wrapped up its regular season with a clutch 6-3 victory over Washington on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) competition. 

With the win, the Diplomats (12-4, 8-2 CC) secured a first-round bye in the upcoming CC Tournament as the No. 3 seed, while the Shorewomen (10-7, 6-4 CC) will head into the Playoffs as the No. 5 seed.

Playoff Seeding

As the No. 3 seed, F&M will travel to take on No. 2 Swarthmore next Saturday. That contest will either take place at Swarthmore, or at the tournament's No. 1 seed, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Check back with GoDiplomats.com early next week for further details.

By the Numbers 

The Diplomats, who are ranked at No. 11 in the Atlantic South Region, went into singles play with a 2-1 advantage after their No. 2 and 3 duos produced 8-4 decisions. Holding onto a narrow 4-3 edge in singles, Gavriel Rubenstein's 6-1, 6-1 straight-set decision at No. 5 sealed the match for F&M. 

Each the six singles matchups were decided in straight sets. The Diplomats win over Washington snapped a three-match winless streak against the Shorewomen, dating back to 2014. 

The Results

Doubles Competition 

1. Julie Lazer/Rachel Martinez (WC) def. Nicole Russo/Allison Wolters (FMCW) 8-1

2. Sarah Haas/C.J Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Krista Filiopoulos/MP Hubert (WC) 8-4

3. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allysan Breece (FMCW) def. Kiran Pant/Mariah Thomas (WC) 8-4 

Singles Competition

1. Julie Lazer (WC) def. Allison Wolters (FMCW) 6-0, 6-4

2. Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Rachel Martinez (WC) 6-1, 6-3

3. Krista Filiopoulos (WC) def. Sarah Haas (FMCW) 6-2, 7-5

4. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. MP Hubert (WC) 6-2, 6-0

5. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Kiran Pant (WC) 6-1, 6-1

6. Alex Collins (FMCW) def. Mariah Thomas (WC) 6-2, 6-1

Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,2,3,5,6)