Season in Review: 2017 F&M Women’s Tennis

Season in Review: 2017 F&M Women’s Tennis

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Women's tennis proved to be one of the Centennial Conference's (CC) best teams with a permanent position near the top of the standings throughout the course of 2017 while earning the program's fourth straight CC Tournament appearance. The Diplomats reached the Semifinals for the third time in the last four years, falling to No. 40 Swarthmore by a 5-0 score to close out the season with a 12-5, 8-2 CC record. 

F&M put together a perfect 3-0 stint on its Florida Spring Break trip to kick start a 10-match winning streak that spanned from March 12 to April 14. The run featured six 9-0 shutouts, including four consecutive from March 15 to April 1. 

Allison Wolters '19 produced the most singles wins in the Conference with a 15-5, 9-1 CC record, becoming just the fourth player in program history to earn CC Player of the Year accolades and the first since Leah Rubin in 2000. She was named the CC Player of the Week on three occasions when Wolters, who was also a unanimous First Team Singles selection, was in the midst of a 13-match winning streak that spanned Feb. 19-April 22. 

Nicole Russo '17 joined Wolters on First Team Singles, becoming just the ninth player in CC history to accomplish that feat four times after registering a 12-6, 7-3 CC record. Wolters and Russo teamed up to form one of the most daunting doubles duos in the CC, putting together a 13-8, 7-3 CC mark at No. 1 to earn a spot on the First Team Doubles list. C.J. Rummelsburg '17 and Sarah Haas '18 were also recognized for their stellar doubles play, garnering Second Team honors with an 11-4, 7-1 CC record at the No. 2 position.