F&M Battles Haverford in Narrow CC Loss

F&M Battles Haverford in Narrow CC Loss

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision against Centennial Conference (CC) opponent Haverford in the home opener on Saturday.

The Diplomats fell to 3-4, 1-1 CC on the year while the Fords, who are ranked No. 11 in the Atlantic South region, improved to 3-4, 3-0 CC. 

By the Numbers 

Doubles action saw Haverford secure an early 2-1 lead with F&M's lone win occurring at the No. 1 spot. Gavriel Rubenstein and Allison Wolters teamed up to claim an 8-3 victory.

In singles, F&M secured sweeps at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 but came up just short in the overall team score. Wolters was dominant at No. 1 with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph. 

The Results

Doubles competition
1. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Emily Shutman/Clara Farrehi (HAVWTEN) 8-3
2. Natalie Williams/Ananya Prakash (HAVWTEN) def. Emma Wu/Lauren Wang (FMCW) 8-4
3. Sarah Evenson/Claire Johnson (HAVWTEN) def. Marissa Witmer/Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 8-6

Singles competition
1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Emily Shutman (HAVWTEN) 6-1, 6-0
2. Natalie Williams (HAVWTEN) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Clara Farrehi (HAVWTEN) def. Emma Wu (FMCW) 7-5, 6-2
4. Claire Johnson (HAVWTEN) def. Lauren Wang (FMCW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) def. Ananya Prakash (HAVWTEN) 6-4, 6-4
6. Marissa Witmer (FMCW) def. Renata DiDonato (HAVWTEN) 6-4, 6-4 

Up Next 

The Diplomats will aim to get back on track this Wednesday, hosting CC-opponent McDaniel for a 4:00 p.m. match.