Diplomats Begin Florida Trip 2-1

Diplomats Begin Florida Trip 2-1

ORLANDO, Fla. - Halfway through its spring break trip to Florida, the Franklin & Marshall women's tennis team is 2-1 with victories over Saint Michael's and St. Ambrose and a loss to Indianapolis. The Diplomats opened the trip and their 2012 spring slate with triumphs over Saint Michael's (6-3) and St. Ambrose (8-1), before being blanked by Indianapolis, 9-0.

F&M began the week with a 6-3 victory over Saint Michael's on Monday. The Diplomats took control early on by sweeping the doubles action to take a 3-0 advantage. Megan FitzMaurice and Dana Sleeper combined for an 8-4 win at the No. 1 position, Anya Sahaydachny and Julia Fiala won 8-6 at No. 2, and Shannon Littlefield and Naomi Smith completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 tirumph at No. 3.

FitzMaurice, Sleeper and Katherine Perry then each notched singles wins to help F&M secure the win. FitzMaurice downed Alex Dalton at No. 2, 7-6, 6-4, while Perry also won in straight sets with scores of 6-1, 6-4 over Emily Ogilvy at No. 5. Sleeper took down Hannah Benoit 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 at the No. 3 spot.

On Tuesday, the Diplomats made it two straight victories with an 8-1 win in impressive fashion over St. Ambrose. F&M took all but one doubles match, and secured straight-set victories at each singles spot.

In singles, Sahaydachny edged Amanda Gomez 7-6, 6-4 at No. 1, FitzMaurice cruised past Adrianne Foley 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2, and Sleeper rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win against Kelsey Olsen at No. 3. Fiala blanked Tasha Olsen at the No. 4 postion, 6-0, 6-0, Perry defeated Samantha Rockus at No. 5, 6-2, 6-1, and Victoria Lussier won by scores of 6-2, 6-2 over Mary Turner at No. 6.

Sahaydachny also teamed with Fiala for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, while Littlefield and Smith were victorious at No. 3 by a score of 8-5.

The Diplomats then fell to 2-1 on the year with a 9-0 loss at the hands of Indianapolis. Fiala and Perry put up the closest scores of the match at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions, respectively. Fiala fell to Taylor Eckert 7-5, 6-0, while Perry was outlasted by Rachel Barger, 6-1, 7-6.

F&M has three matches remaining on its spring trip, with matches against St. Lawrence, Wisconsin-La Crosse and Wisconsin Lutheran up next.

Franklin & Marshall 6, Saint Michael's College 3

Singles competition
1. Emily Magee (STM) def. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) def. Alex Dalton (STM) 7-6, 6-4
3. Dana Sleeper (F&M) def. Hannah Benoit (STM) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
4. Jean-Marie McGrath (STM) def. Julia Fiala (F&M) 3-6, 6-4, 11-9
5. Katherine Perry (F&M) def. Emily Ogilvy (STM) 6-1, 6-4
6. Caroline Toutoungi (STM) def. Nina Simic (F&M) 6-4, 4-6, 10-1
Doubles competition
1. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) def. Emily Magee/Alex Dalton (STM) 8-4
2. Anya Sahaydachny/Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Caroline Martin/Jean-Marie McGrath (STM) 8-6
3. Shannon Littlefield/Naomi Smith (F&M) def. Kayla Dowd/Michelle Moreau (STM) 8-5


Franklin & Marshall 8, St. Ambrose 1

Singles competition
1. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) def. Amanda Gomez (SAU) 7-6, 6-4
2. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) def. Adrianne Foley (SAU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Dana Sleeper (F&M) def. Kelsey Olson (SAU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Tasha Olson (SAU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Katherine Perry (F&M) def. Samantha Rochkus (SAU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Victoria Lussier (F&M) def. Mary E. Turner (SAU) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Amanda Gomez/Adrianne Foley (SAU) def. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) 9-7
2. Anya Sahaydachny/Julia Fiala (F&M) def. Kelsey Olson/Tasha Olson (SAU) 8-0
3. Shannon Littlefield/Naomi Smith (F&M) def. Samantha Rochkus/Mary E. Turner (SAU) 8-4


Indianapolis 9, Franklin & Marshall 0

Singles competition
1. Kelsey Matthews (IND) def. Megan FitzMaurice (F&M) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kasey Land (IND) def. Dana Sleeper (F&M) 6-1, 6-1
3. Taylor Eckert (IND) def. Julia Fiala (F&M) 7-5, 6-0
4. Rachel Barger (IND) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) 6-1, 7-6
5. Claire Liles (IND) def. Nina Simic (F&M) 6-1, 6-0
6. Brooke Boyts (IND) def. Victoria Lussier (F&M) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Alena Perez-Majul/Maggie Ashby (IND) def. Megan FitzMaurice/Dana Sleeper (F&M) 8-1
2. Kasey Land/Brooke Boyts (IND) def. Shannon Littlefield/Naomi Smith (F&M) 8-0
3. Meghan Teunis/Kelsey Matthews (IND) def. Victoria Lussier/Nina Simic (F&M) 8-0