LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's tennis team fell to No. 19 Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon.
The loss dropped the Diplomats to 8-8, 5-3 CC while the Garnet improved to 10-10, 7-0 CC.
By the Numbers
No. 2 doubles pair Isaac Salas and Zack Levin looked to give F&M its first victory of the day but ultimately fell short by a narrow 9-7 margin. Will Samuels delivered the lone Diplomats win in the No. 5 singles spot, losing the first set 6-3 before coming back to take the second 6-1 and winning the tiebreaker 10-3.
1. Mark Fallati/Josh Powell (SWATM) def. Jack Rothman/Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 8-3
2. Thibault Vernier/John Lathrop (SWATM) def. Isaac Salas/Zack Levin (FMCM) 9-7
3. Jiung Jung/Blake Oetting (SWATM) def. Will Samuels/Andrew Pace (FMCM) 8-3
1. Thibault Vernier (SWATM) def. Jack Rothman (FMCM) 6-4, 6-2
2. Simon Vernier (SWATM) def. Isaac Salas (FMCM) 6-2, 6-4
3. Josh Powell (SWATM) def. Zack Levin (FMCM) 3-6, 6-1, 11-9
4. Jiung Jung (SWATM) def. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Will Samuels (FMCM) def. John Lathrop (SWATM) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-3)
6. Evan Han (SWATM) def. Andrew Pace (FMCM) 8-3
The Diplomats host the final match of the regular season, taking on Washington College on April 28 at 12:00 p.m.