No. 27 Swarthmore Bests Diplomats, 7-2

No. 27 Swarthmore Bests Diplomats, 7-2

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Wins in five out of six singles matches powered No. 27 Swarthmore to a 7-2 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Saturday afternoon in men's tennis action.

The Garnet improved to 10-10, 7-0 CC with the win, while the Diplomats fell to 6-8, 5-3.

By the Numbers

Isaac Salas and Andrew Pace continued their steady production at No. 3 doubles, winning 8-6 for a seventh win in eight matches. However, Jack Rothman and Inigo Flores suffered a tough 9-8 (7-5) defeat at No. 1, and Swarthmore won at No. 2 to take a 2-1 edge into singles action.

Will Samuels won a three-setter at No. 5, tallying a 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) decision. Still, the other five singles matches went to the Garnet, giving the hosts a 7-2 win.

The Results

Singles competition

1. Mark Fallati (SWATM) def. Jack Rothman (FMCM) 6-1, 6-3

2. John Larkin (SWATM) def. Isaac Salas (FMCM) 6-1, 6-4

3. Simon Vernier (SWATM) def. Zack Levin (FMCM) 7-5, 6-3

4. Josh Powell (SWATM) def. Inigo Flores (FMCM) 7-5, 6-1

5. Will Samuels (FMCM) def. Ari Cepelewicz (SWATM) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)

6. Michael Song (SWATM) def. Andrew Pace (FMCM) 8-1

Doubles competition

1. Mark Fallati/Josh Powell (SWATM) def. Jack Rothman/Inigo Flores (FMCM) 9-8 (7-5)

2. Thomas Vernier/Ari Cepelewicz (SWATM) def. Zack Levin/Will Samuels (FMCM) 8-6

3. Andrew Pace/Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. John Larkin/Blake Oetting (SWATM) 8-6

Up Next

F&M finishes out CC and regular-season play on Saturday, visiting Washington at 12:00 p.m.