F&M Falls to No. 26 Tyler

F&M Falls to No. 26 Tyler

ORLANDO, Fla. – Franklin & Marshall men's tennis fell to No. 26 University of Texas-Tyler 7-2 on Tuesday evening.

The Diplomats dropped to 0-3 while the Patriots improved to 5-1 overall.

By the Numbers

F&M opened spring break competition with an 8-6 win from No. 1 doubles pair Jack Rothman and Sam Bellersen to get the Diplomats on the board heading into singles play.

Andrew Pace (No. 6) delivered the lone singles victory for F&M. After losing the first set 6-4, the sophomore fought back to take the second set 6-4 and win the super tiebreaker 10-5.

The Results

Doubles competition
1. Jack Rothman/Sam Bellersen (FMCM) def. Arthur Fagundes/Pablo Gomez (UTT) 8-6
2. Daniel Rodriguez/Gabriel Hidalgo (UTT) def. Zack Levin/Isaac Salas (FMCM) 8-4
3. Jose Currea/Ford Cunningham (UTT) def. Will Samuels/Andrew Pace (FMCM) 8-1

Singles competition
1. Daniel Rodriguez (UTT) def. Jack Rothman (FMCM) 6-1, 6-1
2. Gabriel Hidalgo (UTT) def. Isaac Salas (FMCM) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-2)
3. Jose Currea (UTT) def. Zack Levin (FMCM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Alvar Andres (UTT) def. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Joshua Vanwinkle (UTT) def. Will Samuels (FMCM) 7-5, 6-3
6. Andrew Pace (FMCM) def. Ford Cunningham (UTT) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)

Up Next

The Diplomats take on Ithaca Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.