F&M Handles Bombers

F&M Handles Bombers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Andrew Pace came away with a two-set sweep in the No. 5 singles spot to help Franklin & Marshall men's tennis to its first win of the season with a 5-4 victory against Ithaca on Monday afternoon. The win improved the Diplomats to 1-3 on the year.

By the Numbers

Doubles action got F&M off to a good start with Isaac Salas and Zack Levin notching an 8-3 win in the No. 2 doubles spot, followed by an 8-2 win from the Pace/Tristan Steffe duo in the No. 3 spot.

Adith Chandavarkar tallied the first singles win in the No. 4 spot by 6-2, 7-5 scores while Pace sealed F&M's victory with tightly contested 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) sets.

The Results

Singles competition
1. Minos Stavrakas (ITHACA_M) def. Isaac Salas (FMCM) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3)
2. Sam McGrath (ITHACA_M) def. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
3. Colten Lavery (ITHACA_M) def. Zack Levin (FMCM) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Adith Chandavarkar (FMCM) def. Sam Fried (ITHACA_M) 6-2, 7-5
5. Andrew Pace (FMCM) def. Liam Spiegel (ITHACA_M) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Adrian Charchalis (FMCM) def. Max Prestwich (ITHACA_M) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 1-0 (10-5)

Doubles competition
1. Minos Stavrakas/Colten Lavery (ITHACA_M) def. Sam Bellersen/Adith Chandavarkar (FMCM) 8-2
2. Zack Levin/Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. Sam McGrath/Max Prestwich (ITHACA_M) 8-3
3. Andrew Pace/Tristan Steffe (FMCM) def. Liam Spiegel/Sam Fried (ITHACA_M) 8-2

Order of Finish

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

Up Next

The Diplomats return to the courts tomorrow at 12:00 p.m., taking on Ohio Wesleyan in the final day of action of Spring Break.