Diplomats Fall Short Against Methodist

Diplomats Fall Short Against Methodist

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Franklin & Marshall dropped a closely contested 6-3 score against Methodist on Sunday afternoon at the final day of the Mary Washington Invitational in non-conference women's tennis competition.

The Diplomats, who are ranked No. 20 in the Atlantic South region dropped to 1-2 on the season while the Monarchs, who stack up at No. 11 in the region, improved to 3-2. 

By the Numbers 

Both teams battled throughout the lineup as the match took four hours to complete. All three doubles contests went to Methodist. The top of the singles order belonged to F&M with the No. 1-3 positions all going to the Diplomats including two in straight sets. 

A pair of singles matches needed a super-tiebreaker set to be decided. Sarah Haas was on the winning end of one of those contests at No. 3, clinching her decision with a 10-7 score in the super-tiebreaker. 

The Results 

Doubles Competition 

1. Jenna Landis/Sam Munze (MUW) def. #25 Allison Wolters/Nicole Russo (FMCW) 9-7

2. Ashton Walker/Davi Barbour (MUW) def. Sarah Haas/C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) 8-5

3. Riley Zopp/Audrey Greeson (MUW) def. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allysan Breece (FMCW) 8-4 

Singles Competition 

1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Ashton Walker (MUW) 6-2, 6-4

2. Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Jenna Landis (MUW) 7-6, 7-6

3. Sarah Haas (FMCW) def. Sam Munze (MUW) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-7)

4. Davi Barbour (MUW) def. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)

5. Riley Zopp (MUW) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-3, 6-3

6. Allison Himes (MUW) def. Alex Collins (FMCW) 6-3, 6-4 

Up Next

F&M returns to the courts on Sunday, March 12, opening its Florida spring break trip with a meeting against Wisconsin-La Crosse in Orlando.