LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team had a three-match winning streak snapped with a narrow 6-3 loss against Centennial Conference (CC) opponent Swarthmore on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster.
The defeat dropped the Diplomats to 5-10, 4-3 CC on the year while the No. 13 regionally-ranked Garnet improved to 6-5, 5-1 CC. Saturday's contest served as senior day for the three-member class of Emily Gruenberg, Gabrielle Viscounte and Rachel Weinstein.
By the Numbers
F&M found itself in a 3-0 hole following doubles action, including a heartbreaking 9-8 (7-3) defeat of Gavriel Rubenstein and Allysan Breece at No. 3. Nicole Russo's straight set win at No. 1 singles brought the Diplomats to within one, but the Garnet sealed the win with sweeps at No.'s 2-3.
Emily Gruenberg (No. 4) and Rubenstein earned the other singles wins on the day with straight-set decisions.
1. Nicole Russo (F&MW) def. Julia Gokhberg (SWATW) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alli Wong (SWATW) def. Tara Buchney (F&MW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Arya Jemal (SWATW) def. Sarah Haas (F&MW) 7-5, 6-4
4. Emily Gruenberg (F&MW) def. Anna Scheibmeir (SWATW) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
5. Gavriel Rubenstein (F&MW) def. Ashley Gao (SWATW) 6-4, 7-5
6. Maria Cuervo (SWATW) def. Alexandra Collins (F&MW) 6-1, 6-2
1. Alli Wong/Maria Cuervo (SWATW) def. Nicole Russo/Emily Gruenberg (F&MW) 8-4
2. Anna Scheibmeir/Julia Gokhberg (SWATW) def. Tara Buchney/Sarah Haas (F&MW) 8-4
3. Rachel Bronkema/Ashley Gao (SWATW) def. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allysan Breece (F&MW) 9-8 (7-3)
Order of Finish
Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,3,4,6,5)
F&M continues a four-match home stretch on Tuesday, welcoming Juniata to town for a 4:30 p.m. competition.