F&M Wins Sixth Straight

F&M Wins Sixth Straight

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Franklin and Marshall's women's tennis team extended its winning streak to six matches with a dominant 8-1 victory over Ursinus on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The Diplomats have now won 10 out of their last 11 matches and improved to 12-4, 7-1 CC, while the Bears fell to 7-9, 2-6 CC.

Matching its highest win total since the 1999-2000 season, F&M continued its firm grasp on the No. 2 seed in the conference standings, behind only Johns Hopkins in first at 8-0 in CC play. 

The Diplomats found success throughout their lineup on Saturday as No.'s 1-6 picked up straight-set wins in singles action. Caitlin Rummelsburg (No. 1) cruised at 6-3, 6-0, while Nicole Russo continued her strong play at No. 2 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. 

Anya Sahaydachny (No. 3) was solid with a controlling 6-0, 6-2 victory, while reigning CC Play of the Week Megan FitzMaurice rolled at No. 4 with a 6-1, 6-1 win. 

F&M took two out of the three doubles matchups on the afternoon as Rummelsburg and Sahaydachny captured the 8-0 shutout at No. 1. A team of Russo and Emily Gruenberg earned the other victory with an 8-1 decision at the No. 3 spot.

The Diplomats return to the court on Wednesday when F&M travels to take on Dickinson at 3:30 p.m.