Diplomats Sweep Terror

Diplomats Sweep Terror

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall women’s tennis team opened Centennial Conference action on a high note, sweeping McDaniel 7-0 on Tuesday. The Diplomats improved to 5-2, 1-0 CC, and the Green Terror fell to 1-4, 0-2 CC.

Meredith Lackey and Victoria Balonik each did not allow their opponents to win any sets. Lackey overwhelmed Sara Yost 6-0, 6-0 while Balonik blanked Jessica Gelber 6-0, 6-0.

Danielle Weiner defeated Brittany Starlings by a 6-1, 6-1 margin, and Katie Ertel earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kristina Shavirov. Harteg took Jamie Latham by scores of 6-3, 6-4.

Lackey and Balonik paired up in a doubles match to defeat Yost and Jamie Latham by a score of 8-1. Weiner and Harteg earned an 8-1 win over Starlings and Shavirov.

F&M hosts CC foe Haverford on Saturday, March 27. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.


Franklin & Marshall 7, McDaniel 0

March 23, 2010 at Lancaster, Pa. (Brooks Tennis Center)


Singles Competition

1. Danielle Weiner (F&M) def. Brittany Starlings (MCD) 6-1, 6-1

2. Meredith Lackey (F&M) def. Sara Yost (MCD) 6-0, 6-0

3. Valeri Harteg (F&M) def. Jamie Latham (MCD) 6-3, 6-4

4. Katie Ertel (F&M) def. Kristina Shavirov (MCD) 6-2, 6-1

5. Victoria Balonik (F&M) def. Jessica Gelber (MCD) 6-0, 6-0.


Doubles Competition

1. Danielle Weiner/Valeri Harget (F&M) def. Brittany Starlings/Kristina Shavirov (MCD) 8-1

2. Meredith Lackey/Victoria Balonik (F&M) def. Sara Yost/Jamie Latham 8-1


Match Notes

McDaniel 1-4 (0-2 CC)

Franklin & Marshall 5-2 (1-0 CC)

T- 2h 23m A-27