Season in Review: 2017 F&M Men’s Tennis

Season in Review: 2017 F&M Men’s Tennis

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Franklin & Marshall battled throughout an always-difficult Centennial Conference (CC) men's tennis schedule to reach its sixth straight Tournament Semifinal where the Diplomats' season ended with a 7-10, 5-4 CC record after a hard-fought 5-1 loss to No. 17 Johns Hopkins. 

Entering the postseason as the No. 5 seed, F&M exacted revenge on No. 4 Washington in the First Round, avenging a narrow 5-4 loss in the regular season finale on April 29 with a dominant 5-1 win over the Shoremen just four days later. 

The Diplomats got off to a torrid start to CC competition, winning their first four Conference matchups by a combined 34-2 score. Even in defeat, F&M pushed its opponents to the brink, falling by 5-4 scores in five of the team's 10 losses on the year. 

Jack Rothman '18 and Inigo Flores '17 led the way as the Diplomats' steadfast No. 1 doubles duo. The pair earned a spot on the CC First Team after recording a 14-3, 6-2 CC mark, which included a six-match winning streak from March 29 to April 12. 

Rothman was also honored in singles play with a spot on the CC Second Team. He garnered All-CC honors for the second time after finishing with a 4-4 CC record at the No. 1 position in the order. Teammate Zack Levin '19 joined him on the Second Team, tallying a 10-5 overall singles record and a 6-3 mark in the CC.