Wednesday, May 1 – Carlisle, Pa.
First Round – No. 4 Dickinson vs. No. 5 F&M – 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 – Baltimore, Md.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 – Swarthmore, Pa.
Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 Haverford – 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 5 – Baltimore, Md.
Final - Semifinal Winners – 11:00 AM
CC Tournament History
This season marks Franklin & Marshall's 10th straight Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament appearance since the current five-team format was adopted in 2006. The Diplomats took home two MAC Conference Championships in 1963 and 1972, but have not earned a CC crown and are seeking their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997.
Last season, F&M defeated Washington by a 5-3 tally in the first round before falling to eventual-champion Johns Hopkins 5-0 in the semifinals.
Washington and Johns Hopkins account for all 25 of the CC Men's Tennis Championships contested, with Washington owning 12 Championships while Hopkins has won the last 12 titles.
A Look at the Field
Top-seeded Johns Hopkins, currently ranked No. 24 in the latest ITA national poll, enters the weekend as the favorites to repeat for the title after finishing with a perfect 9-0 mark in Conference play.
No. 30 Swarthmore comes in as the No. 2 seed after falling to Hopkins by a 7-2 tally in the regular season. The Garnet host No. 3 Haverford in the semifinals after the Fords finished with a 7-2 CC record.
No. 5 seeded F&M heads to Dickinson for the First Round. The Diplomats fell to Dickinson by a 6-3 in the final week of the regular season.
Four Centennial Conference schools are represented in the ITA's latest Atlantic South regional rankings. Johns Hopkins leads the group at No. 6 while Swarthmore sits at No. 8. Haverford comes in at No. 11 while Dickinson rounds out the CC schools at 19th.
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No. 1 Singles – Isaac Salas
Salas enters the weekend with a 5-9 mark in the No. 1 spot and a 4-4 mark in conference action.
No. 2 Singles – Sam Bellersen
The sophomore's season has been dotted with injury, but Bellersen is ready for playoffs, coming in with a 3-4 CC record.
No. 3 Singles – Zack Levin
Senior captain Levin has been a constant competitor in the Diplomats' lineup, tying for team-best with a 6-3 mark in the CC.
No. 4 Singles – Adith Chandavarkar
Sophomore transfer Chandavarkar has earned a spot in the lineup, finishing the regular season with a 7-7, 5-4 CC record.
No. 5 Singles – Andrew Pace
The junior captain has been the backbone of F&M's lineup, compiling a 10-5 overall record with a 6-3 mark in CC action, including a lone singles win against Haverford on April 6.
No. 6 Singles – Adrian Charchalis
The first-year Charchalis won a spot in the lineup, ending the regular season with an 8-4, 5-2 CC record.
A Look at Doubles: Bellersen and Chandavarkar will look to find their stride in playoff action from the No. 1 spot after finishing the regular season at 4-9, 2-5 CC. Salas and Levin have led as F&M's lone seniors, accumulating a 9-6 record on the year with a 5-4 mark in CC action. Pace and Steffe round out the doubles pairings at the No. 3 spot, leading the Diplomats in conference action with a 6-3 mark and a 9-6 record overall.