Diplomats Upended by Mary Washington and Salisbury

Diplomats Upended by Mary Washington and Salisbury

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team came up short in a pair of tough losses to open the 2019 season on Saturday, dropping a 9-0 match against No. 17 Mary Washington before falling in an 8-1 contest against Salisbury.

The Diplomats moved to 0-2 on the year, while Mary Washington and Salisbury each improved to 2-0.

By the Numbers (Mary Washington) 

F&M captured one set in the contest as No. 1 Allison Wolters fought back from a 6-2 loss in her opening frame to secure a 6-2 win of her own and force the super tiebreaker. However, Wolters came up short by a 10-7 score in the deciding frame. 

The Results (Mary Washington)

Doubles Competition

1. Rachel Summers/Lauren Quinn (UMWWT) def. Allison Wolters/Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 8-3
2. Danielle Mirabella/Claire Coleman (UMWWT) def. Emma Wu/Marissa Witmer (FMCW) 8-2
3. Sophie Dixon/Rachel Cooper (UMWWT) def. Lauren Wang/Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 8-2

Singles Competition

1. Rachel Summers (UMWWT) def. Allison Wolters (FMCW) 6-2, 2-6, 10-7
2. Claire Coleman (UMWWT) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Lauren Quinn (UMWWT) def. Emma Wu (FMCW) 6-1, 6-4
4. Danielle Mirabella (UMWWT) def. Lauren Wang (FMCW) 6-2, 6-0
5. Sophie Dixon (UMWWT) def. Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Rachel Cooper (UMWWT) def. Marissa Witmer (FMCW) 6-0, 6-0 

By the Numbers (Salisbury)

Wolters and Gavriel Rubenstein teamed up at No. 1 doubles to secure the Diplomats' lone win on the day with an 8-7 triumph. Marissa Witmer gave her opponent all she could handle at No. 6 after forcing the super tiebreaker and falling by a tough 10-7 score.

The Results (Salisbury)

Doubles Competition

1. Allison Wolters/Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Annika Kezman/Sydney Soto (SAL) 8-7
2. Laura Brown/Taylor Cooper (SAL) def. Emma Wu/Marissa Witmer (FMCW) 8-0
3. Shannon Hickman/Sarah Dover (SAL) def. Lauren Wang/Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 8-4

Singles Competition

1. Annika Kezman (SAL) def. Allison Wolters (FMCW) 6-4, 6-3
2. Laura Brown (SAL) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Taylor Cooper (SAL) def. Emma Wu (FMCW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Sydney Soto (SAL) def. Lauren Wang (FMCW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Shannon Hickman (SAL) def. Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 6-2, 6-3
6. Sarah Dover (SAL) def. Marissa Witmer (FMCW) 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7) 

Up Next 

F&M returns to the courts on Monday, March 11th, opening spring break down in Orlando, Fla. with a matchup against Millsaps.