Season in Review: 2018 F&M Men’s Tennis

Season in Review: 2018 F&M Men’s Tennis

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Franklin & Marshall further solidified its place as a top Centennial Conference (CC) contender with the program's seventh-straight Tournament Semifinal appearance where the Diplomats' fell to No. 24 Johns Hopkins by a 5-0 tally. F&M ended 2018 with a 10-9, 6-3 CC record.

F&M entered the CC postseason as the No. 4 seed after beating Washington by a 9-0 tally in the regular-season finale to earn hosting rights against the Shoremen the following weekend, where the Diplomats delivered a 5-3 victory in the First Round to continue its tournament run.

Under first-year head coach Josh Schofield, the Diplomats found their stride in March, notching three-straight 9-0 sweeps from March 14-27, including opening CC action against Ursinus (Match 24) and McDaniel (March 27). On March 28, F&M fell to Division I Villanova by a 6-1 tally, with F&M sweeping doubles action against the Wildcats.

Jack Rothman '18 and Sam Bellersen '21 led the Diplomats from the No. 1 doubles position. The pair earned a spot on the CC First Team after recording a 12-7, 6-3 CC mark including a seven-match winning streak from March 9-28, which culminated in a 6-2 win against Villanova.  

Rothman was also honored in singles play with a spot on the CC Second Team. He garnered All-CC honors for the third time after finishing with a 6-3 CC record at the No. 1 position in the order. Junior Isaac Salas '19 was also named to the Second Team after dominating Conference action with a 7-2 record at No. 2 singles. Zack Levin '19 earned Honorable Mention, finishing the season with a 7-2 CC mark in the No. 3 singles spot.