Diplomats Down Shoremen to Close Out Regular Season

Diplomats Down Shoremen to Close Out Regular Season

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's tennis team closed out the regular season with a decisive 9-0 victory over Washington College in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon.

The win gave the Diplomats a 9-8, 6-3 (CC) record while the Shoremen fell to 7-9, 5-4 CC.

With the decision, F&M will enter the CC Tournament as the No. 4 seed, hosting Washington on Wednesday for a rematch with the No. 5 Shoremen. Match time has yet to be determined. Check back with GoDiplomats.com early in the week for more information. 

Senior Day

Before the start of Saturday's match, the Diplomats honored their two-member senior class of Jack Rothman and Will Samuels.

By The Numbers

Jack Rothman and Sam Bellersen delivered an 8-5 victory in the No. 1 doubles spot to get the Diplomats going. Will Samuels notched his second-straight win in the No. 5 singles spot, battling for a coming back after losing the first set 6-2 to take the second and third set by 6-1, 10-6 tallies.


Doubles competition
1. Sam Bellersen/Jack Rothman (FMCM) def. Justin Panepinto/Luke Weaver (WC) 8-5
2. Zack Levin/Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. Koby Bonta/Andrew Smith (WC) 8-3
3. Andrew Pace/Will Samuels (FMCM) def. Jake Sandler/August Meriot (WC) 9-7

Singles competition
1. Jack Rothman (FMCM) def. Jake Sandler (WC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. Luke Weaver (WC) 6-1, 7-5
3. Zack Levin (FMCM) def. Koby Bonta (WC) 6-4, 6-0
4. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) def. August Meriot (WC) 6-4, 6-2
5. Will Samuels (FMCM) def. Justin Panepinto (WC) 2-6, 6-1, 10-6
6. Andrew Pace (FMCM) def. John Niswander (WC) 6-1, 6-1