Diplomats Drop 6-3 Decision to Gettysburg

Diplomats Drop 6-3 Decision to Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Meredith Lackey and Katie Ertel picked up Franklin & Marshall's only singles wins, and Lackey teamed up with Dana Russo for the sole doubles win, as Gettysburg earned a 6-3 defeat over the Diplomats in Centennial Conference (CC) women's tennis action Wednesday. F&M fell to 5-7, 1-5 CC, as the Bullets, who won their fourth straight match, improved to 9-3, 3-2 CC.

Lackey opened up action with a win at the number one singles spot, defeating Katie Taylor by scores of 6-3, 6-2. Ertel notched the number four spot win over Lydia MacKenzie 6-2, 6-4.

The duo of Lackey and Russo paired up for an easy 8-1 doubles victory over Taylor and Meghan Kelly. Valeri Harteg and Ertel were edged by Kelly Eurich and MacKenzie 8-5. Gettysburg picked up two default victories in the match.

The Diplomats travel to Johns Hopkins on Saturday, April 10 for a 10 a.m. match.


Gettysburg College 6, Franklin & Marshall 3

April 7, 2010 at Gettysburg, Pa.


Singles competition

1. Meredith Lackey (F&M) def. Katie Taylor (GC) 6-3, 6-2

2. Kelly Eurich (GC) def. Dana Russo (F&M) 6-2, 6-3

3. Kylle O'Sullivan (GC) def. Valeri Harteg (F&M) 7-5, 6-2

4. Katie Ertel (F&M) def. Lydia MacKenzie (GC) 6-2, 6-4

5. Meg Kelly (GC) def. Victoria Balonik (F&M) 6-0, 6-2

6. Laura Habecker (GC) def. No player (F&M), by default


Doubles competition

1. Meredith Lackey/Dana Russo (F&M) def. Katie Taylor/Meghan Kelly (GC) 8-1

2. Kelly Eurich/Lydia MacKenzie (GC) def. Valeri Harteg/Katie Ertel (F&M) 8-5

3. Kylle O'Sullivan/Liz Heisler (GC) def. No player/No player (F&M), by default


Match Notes:

Franklin & Marshall 5-6, 1-4 CC

Gettysburg College 9-3, 3-2 CC

T-2:30 A-30