LANCASTER, Pa. – Four of Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis players earned All-Centennial Conference (CC) recognition, announced by the league office on Wednesday. Nicole Russo garnered a spot on first team singles and joined teammate Emily Gruenberg on the second team doubles list while Gavriel Rubenstein received honorable mention for singles and was recognized with Allysan Breece on the honorable mention doubles list.
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Russo (Livingston, N.J. / Livingston) received first-team honors for the third consecutive year, becoming just the 25th player in CC history to earn the distinction three times. She accumulated an 11-8 record on the season and went 7-3 in conference play from the No. 1 position in the order. Russo ended the year on an eight-match winning streak.
Russo and Gruenberg (Warren, N.J. / Morristown Beard School) held down the No. 1 doubles position throughout the season, registering a 6-11 overall record including an impressive 6-3 mark in CC action.
Rubenstein (Ardmore, Pa. / Harriton) concluded her stellar freshman campaign with a team-leading 14-5, 8-2 record, participating primarily at the No. 5 spot in the lineup. She ended the year on a nine-match winning streak.
Rubenstein and Breece (Scottsdale, Ariz. / Chaparral) teamed up to form the Diplomats' most successful doubles duo as the pair tallied a 14-6, 8-2 CC record at No. 3 and won their final five contests of the season.
F&M made its third straight postseason appearance and wrapped up the year with a 9-11, 7-3 CC record, falling to Dickinson by a narrow 5-3 score in the CC First Round.