Diplomats Down Bombers

Diplomats Down Bombers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Franklin & Marshall men's tennis garnered its first win of the year with a 6-3 victory over Ithaca College on Wednesday evening.

The Diplomats improved to 1-3 while the Bombers dropped to 2-3 on the year.

By the Numbers

F&M came out strong, sweeping doubles competition, including a tiebreaker victory from No. 1 doubles pair Jack Rothman and Sam Bellersen, to hold a decisive 3-0 lead going into singles play.

Will Samuels (No. 5) delivered the first win in singles play with a 6-4, 6-3 match, but it was Isaac Salas in the No. 2 spot who secured the match for F&M with a 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7) tiebreaker win.

The Results

Doubles competition
1. Sam Bellersen/Jack Rothman (FMCM) def. Colten Lavery/Minos Stavrakas (ITH) 9-8 (8-6)
2. Zack Levin/Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. Liam Spiegel/Max Prestwich (ITH) 8-6
3. Andrew Pace/Will Samuels (FMCM) def. Sam McGrath/Garrett Boleslav (ITH) 8-4

Singles competition
1. Minos Stavrakas (ITH) def. Jack Rothman (FMCM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. Sam McGrath (ITH) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Colten Lavery (ITH) def. Zack Levin (FMCM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
4. Max Prestwich (ITH) def. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Will Samuels (FMCM) def. Liam Spiegel (ITH) 6-4, 6-3
6. Andrew Pace (FMCM) def. George Lomas (ITH) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Order of Finish

Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,5,3,2*,6,4)

Up Next

The Diplomats finish up their Spring Break competition, taking on Scranton at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.