Season in Review: 2015 Women’s Tennis

Season in Review: 2015 Women’s Tennis

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Women's tennis continued its return as one of the Centennial Conference's elite teams in 2015, registering a 12-5, 8-2 CC record and reaching the CC Semifinals for the second consecutive year, falling to Washington by a 6-1 score. 

The Diplomats began the year at No. 9 in the Atlantic South regional rankings, opening the season with wins in five of their first six matchups, including a perfect 4-0 record during the team's Florida spring break trip. F&M reached the double-digit win plateau for the second straight year, due in large part to the strong play of All-CC First Team singles member Nicole Russo '17, who went 12-5 at No. 1 with an 8-2 CC mark and was ranked as high as No. 17 in the region. 

Caitlin Rummelsburg '17 had another successful season for the Diplomats, making her way on CC Second Team singles for the second year in a row after leading the team with a 13-4 record and an impressive 9-1 CC mark. She also teamed with Sara Haas '18 to earn a conference first team doubles nod after the duo paced F&M with a 9-5, 6-3 CC record at the No. 1 spot in the lineup.

A torrid stretch of seven wins in their final eight regular season matches propelled the Diplomats into the CC Playoffs and earned F&M its second consecutive first-round bye. The Diplomats were red hot in conference action to close out the season, winning their final seven CC tilts and outscoring their opponents by a 49-4 margin during that span.